Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Discuss the educational and physical requirements, testing process and background phase involved in the hiring process. Includes the experiences and advice of current and past applicants. All agency application related questions belong here.
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby CBR600F4i » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:53 am

SupahDuck wrote:What exactly were you expecting as a PW? Lollipops and roses?


He probably found it in an old recruiting brochure that was published right after the P4W riots and the inquiry by Mme. Justice Louise Arbour. You know the one, it's got lots of pictures of officers hugging inmates, convicts doing arts and crafts and full page photo spreads of the idyllic campus-like atmosphere of the prison grounds.

Environment Canada had a brochure too - with federal wildlife officers spending 8 hours a day paddling around quiet lakes and hugging trees...

Cause that's what it's really like ;)

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Trishap » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:41 am

JEM7VWH wrote:
leafmapleca wrote:
JEM7VWH wrote:Got my CTP invite today; CTP starts August 21st in Saskatoon. Going to Stony Mountain, woo hoo!


I'll be joining you in Saskatoon.


Awesome!! What institution are you going to?
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby totempole » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:32 pm

leafmapleca wrote:
JEM7VWH wrote:Got my CTP invite today; CTP starts August 21st in Saskatoon. Going to Stony Mountain, woo hoo!


I'll be joining you in Saskatoon.


I'll see you there too. Then I'm off to Grande Cache.

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby the_don » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:22 am

totempole wrote:
leafmapleca wrote:
JEM7VWH wrote:Got my CTP invite today; CTP starts August 21st in Saskatoon. Going to Stony Mountain, woo hoo!


I'll be joining you in Saskatoon.


I'll see you there too. Then I'm off to Grande Cache.

Did everyone get their offers/invitations last week or are they still going out? I still haven't received anything :?
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Trishap » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:54 am

Congrats!
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby JEM7VWH » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:33 am

Trishap wrote:Congrats!!
I am not sure if everyone got their offers. I would send them a email for an update.


Hmm your timeline is "exactly" the same as mine...wierd. ;)
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Trishap » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:34 am

Well they were pretty much the same lol.
CX-1
APPLIED: Mar 2011
WCPT: Nov 16, 2011 – PASS
INTERVIEW: Jan 11, 2012 – PASS
FINGERPRINTED: Mar 15, 2012
MEDICAL: Mar 30, 2012 - PASS
STAGE 1: May 31, 2012 - PASS
STAGE 2:
STAGE 3: Aug 21, 2012

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby smacd » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:19 pm

I am wondering the same thing.... My competition is for Grande Cache and haven't heard a word since I finished Stage 1... :?:
CSC :
Applied: April 11, 2011
Testing : Dec 14, 2011 [Passed]
Interview: April 30th 2012 [Passed]
CPT Stage 1: May 17 2012[Passed]
Medical: May 22, 2012 [Passed]
Conditional Letter of Offer February 2013 YEAH!

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby the_don » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:37 pm

smacd wrote:I am wondering the same thing.... My competition is for Grande Cache and haven't heard a word since I finished Stage 1... :?:

Stony Mountain was my first choice, Grande Cache was my second...I sent an email to recruitment. I will let you know when I hear back from them.
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby smacd » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:45 am

the_don wrote:
smacd wrote:I am wondering the same thing.... My competition is for Grande Cache and haven't heard a word since I finished Stage 1... :?:

Stony Mountain was my first choice, Grande Cache was my second...I sent an email to recruitment. I will let you know when I hear back from them.


That would be great, Thanks! :)
CSC :
Applied: April 11, 2011
Testing : Dec 14, 2011 [Passed]
Interview: April 30th 2012 [Passed]
CPT Stage 1: May 17 2012[Passed]
Medical: May 22, 2012 [Passed]
Conditional Letter of Offer February 2013 YEAH!

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby darwin » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:54 am

Hey guys, a bit off topic... And off service.

For members that have been with csc and re-located to work at their current institution, was it worth relocating? Is it worth leaving things behind to be a CX?

I'm not trying to start a negative discussion, but I have a big decision to make and I have less than a month to figure it out ( I'm from Toronto and the gig will be in Edmonton)

Thanks for any insight

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby FedCO » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:05 pm

darwin wrote:Hey guys, a bit off topic... And off service.

For members that have been with csc and re-located to work at their current institution, was it worth relocating? Is it worth leaving things behind to be a CX?

I'm not trying to start a negative discussion, but I have a big decision to make and I have less than a month to figure it out ( I'm from Toronto and the gig will be in Edmonton)

Thanks for any insight


Well you need to decide if you want to be a Federal Peace Officer and with that comes working anywhere in Canada. You will most likely be out west for the next 5-10 years if you wanted to transfer out of province. Being a CO has its ups and downs. But in the end, its a great career, with great benefits, pay, pension, etc. But its a tough job and one without thank yous. This is why you must have outside hobbies, volunteer, etc. I work with the local police on a hybrid Aux volunteer program and love it. Gets me out of the jail and all the negative BS from staff and cons. Most of your stress will be from staff. But no one can answer your question for you, only you can do that.

In the end, Corrections Canada is under the public safety division, its in the Law enforcement - protecting society is ust most importance to general public and we control inmates through safe custody, control and care.

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby FedCO » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:17 pm

primaryworker wrote:Hello everyone,

I have a ton of respect for correctional officers but I can't handle the extreme danger so I would like to become a primary worker instead.

If I may ask, do PW's fall under the CX-1 category in terms of recognition, pay and stuff by the union or another government classification because it is clear they have a different job title...

This would help a lot. Thanks in advance.


Wow...

What do people think we do. That is why, we need to show more videos of how it really is behind the walls. So people can make a better educated guess on employment. Go watch "Bloody Cells".

Bloody Cells
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R5a4eNC ... e=youtu.be


Were Doing Hard Time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oObCGCWq ... e=youtu.be

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby darwin » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:26 pm

Thanks for the reply fedco, oddly the co position is not federal, but provincial for Alberta, that's why I said "off service". This thread has easier access to those that have relocated.

I guess what I'm looking for is if the job is worth leaving a significant other, family, etc? I'm going at this alone if I go, much like Feds sometimes have to

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby FedCO » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:31 pm

darwin wrote:Thanks for the reply fedco, oddly the co position is not federal, but provincial for Alberta, that's why I said "off service". This thread has easier access to those that have relocated.

I guess what I'm looking for is if the job is worth leaving a significant other, family, etc? I'm going at this alone if I go, much like Feds sometimes have to


Well, wont your kids and spouse come with you?


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