Ontario Correctional Services

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby ElectroMech » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:23 pm

Fonthill wrote:
Yes, a causal can pay into the pension and I recommend all causal do so.
Aprx 400.00 a month will be taken out The ministry matches your number

Do causal get benefits, yes. You have to pay out of pocket from your self

Do causal get vacation, yes. It is unpaid.

You get 10 leave of absence

10 of emergency days, two are paid.

3 compassion days that are paid.

N/A days. You are entitled too, two schedule weekends off per month

Entitled to N/A days off if you choose too all week.

Hope this helps a little


Thanks Fonthill!

Is the pension with OPTrust?

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby ElectroMech » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:30 pm

RCMP37 wrote:
This is great information Fonthill, thank you for this. Will the ministry match any amount up to $400/month? Not sure if I can afford to put away that much / month?


You wont notice the money once it leaves the cheque. Buying back a pension hurts way more than having it automatically withdrawn bi-weekly from the beginning.

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby JesseTDI » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:09 am

Fonthill wrote:
Yes, a causal can pay into the pension and I recommend all causal do so.
Aprx 400.00 a month will be taken out The ministry matches your number

Do causal get benefits, yes. You have to pay out of pocket from your self

Do causal get vacation, yes. It is unpaid.

You get 10 leave of absence

10 of emergency days, two are paid.

3 compassion days that are paid.

N/A days. You are entitled too, two schedule weekends off per month

Entitled to N/A days off if you choose too all week.

Hope this helps a little


Damn that's not bad. So it's UP TO 400? No minimum but that's the max? And noob question but what's N/A stand for here ? Great info by the way.

What could constitute a leave of absence exactly? I imagine an emergency would be medical or family death etc..?
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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby callofduty288 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:51 pm

JesseTDI wrote:
Fonthill wrote:
Yes, a causal can pay into the pension and I recommend all causal do so.
Aprx 400.00 a month will be taken out The ministry matches your number

Do causal get benefits, yes. You have to pay out of pocket from your self

Do causal get vacation, yes. It is unpaid.

You get 10 leave of absence

10 of emergency days, two are paid.

3 compassion days that are paid.

N/A days. You are entitled too, two schedule weekends off per month

Entitled to N/A days off if you choose too all week.

Hope this helps a little


Damn that's not bad. So it's UP TO 400? No minimum but that's the max? And noob question but what's N/A stand for here ? Great info by the way.

What could constitute a leave of absence exactly? I imagine an emergency would be medical or family death etc..?


Pension is deducted as % of your base pay (around 10.6%), which also reduces your taxable income. Therefore if your base pay bi-weekly is 25.09*80=2007.2, then your pension contribution is around 200$.
And if your regular pay hours are less than 80, then your contribution will be less.
Full OPS Trust pension is 70% of base pay after 35 years of service

For fix terms pension and benefits are optional, for full times mandatory

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Fonthill » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:57 pm

JesseTDI wrote:
Fonthill wrote:
Yes, a causal can pay into the pension and I recommend all causal do so.
Aprx 400.00 a month will be taken out The ministry matches your number

Do causal get benefits, yes. You have to pay out of pocket from your self

Do causal get vacation, yes. It is unpaid.

You get 10 leave of absence

10 of emergency days, two are paid.

3 compassion days that are paid.

N/A days. You are entitled too, two schedule weekends off per month

Entitled to N/A days off if you choose too all week.

Hope this helps a little


Damn that's not bad. So it's UP TO 400? No minimum but that's the max? And noob question but what's N/A stand for here ? Great info by the way.

What could constitute a leave of absence exactly? I imagine an emergency would be medical or family death etc..?


LOA is a shift you do not want or can not get rid of. Technically, as a causal you can turn down any type of shift.


Make sure you know your right as a worker and stuff though the Collective bargaining

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby TripleChev » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:12 pm

callofduty288 wrote:
JesseTDI wrote:
Fonthill wrote:
Yes, a causal can pay into the pension and I recommend all causal do so.
Aprx 400.00 a month will be taken out The ministry matches your number

Do causal get benefits, yes. You have to pay out of pocket from your self

Do causal get vacation, yes. It is unpaid.

You get 10 leave of absence

10 of emergency days, two are paid.

3 compassion days that are paid.

N/A days. You are entitled too, two schedule weekends off per month

Entitled to N/A days off if you choose too all week.

Hope this helps a little


Damn that's not bad. So it's UP TO 400? No minimum but that's the max? And noob question but what's N/A stand for here ? Great info by the way.

What could constitute a leave of absence exactly? I imagine an emergency would be medical or family death etc..?


Pension is deducted as % of your base pay (around 10.6%), which also reduces your taxable income. Therefore if your base pay bi-weekly is 25.09*80=2007.2, then your pension contribution is around 200$.
And if your regular pay hours are less than 80, then your contribution will be less.
Full OPS Trust pension is 70% of base pay after 35 years of service

For fix terms pension and benefits are optional, for full times mandatory



Wrong....age plus length of service to a 90 factor.

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby A_C_P_91 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:35 pm

callofduty288 wrote:
JesseTDI wrote:
Fonthill wrote:
Yes, a causal can pay into the pension and I recommend all causal do so.
Aprx 400.00 a month will be taken out The ministry matches your number

Do causal get benefits, yes. You have to pay out of pocket from your self

Do causal get vacation, yes. It is unpaid.

You get 10 leave of absence

10 of emergency days, two are paid.

3 compassion days that are paid.

N/A days. You are entitled too, two schedule weekends off per month

Entitled to N/A days off if you choose too all week.

Hope this helps a little


Damn that's not bad. So it's UP TO 400? No minimum but that's the max? And noob question but what's N/A stand for here ? Great info by the way.

What could constitute a leave of absence exactly? I imagine an emergency would be medical or family death etc..?


Pension is deducted as % of your base pay (around 10.6%), which also reduces your taxable income. Therefore if your base pay bi-weekly is 25.09*80=2007.2, then your pension contribution is around 200$.
And if your regular pay hours are less than 80, then your contribution will be less.
Full OPS Trust pension is 70% of base pay after 35 years of service

For fix terms pension and benefits are optional, for full times mandatory



Negative. We work on a factor 90.

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Bitterman » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:25 am

That's right...
The age you are when you start dictates how long you'll have to work in order to retire with full pension.
There's no set term of service.
That said... Most retirees I know ended up with at least 30 to 37 years in.
I'll retire at 57 with 33 years service. (57+33=90)
Admit nothing.
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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby nessan.m96 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:25 pm

question for the CO's, from my understanding CO's have to be clean shaven correct? what about if you have a medical condition? for example the army requires soldiers to be clean shaven but I have very sensitive skin and my face and neck get messed up when I clean shave to the point a Military doctor gave me a permanent beard chit requiring me to not clean shave. I'd like to figure this out before I start COTA June 4th.

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby RaptorFan » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:55 pm

nessan.m96 wrote:question for the CO's, from my understanding CO's have to be clean shaven correct? what about if you have a medical condition? for example the army requires soldiers to be clean shaven but I have very sensitive skin and my face and neck get messed up when I clean shave to the point a Military doctor gave me a permanent beard chit requiring me to not clean shave. I'd like to figure this out before I start COTA June 4th.


you can have a beard if medical or religious purposes require you to.

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby nessan.m96 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:34 pm

RaptorFan wrote:
nessan.m96 wrote:question for the CO's, from my understanding CO's have to be clean shaven correct? what about if you have a medical condition? for example the army requires soldiers to be clean shaven but I have very sensitive skin and my face and neck get messed up when I clean shave to the point a Military doctor gave me a permanent beard chit requiring me to not clean shave. I'd like to figure this out before I start COTA June 4th.


you can have a beard if medical or religious purposes require you to.


Alright thank you! so I would just show them my medical note for proof when I get up to hamilton? also would this affect being able to apply to ICIT later on?

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Bitterman » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:32 pm

nessan.m96 wrote:
RaptorFan wrote:
nessan.m96 wrote:question for the CO's, from my understanding CO's have to be clean shaven correct? what about if you have a medical condition? for example the army requires soldiers to be clean shaven but I have very sensitive skin and my face and neck get messed up when I clean shave to the point a Military doctor gave me a permanent beard chit requiring me to not clean shave. I'd like to figure this out before I start COTA June 4th.


you can have a beard if medical or religious purposes require you to.


Alright thank you! so I would just show them my medical note for proof when I get up to hamilton? also would this affect being able to apply to ICIT later on?


ICIT is voluntary and really... unless you meet all the requirements they don't have to take you.
On ICIT you are guaranteed to be exposed to chemical weapons.... You're going to want/need your resperator to fit.
If your facial hair interferes with said fit... your fucked
Admit nothing.
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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby callofduty288 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:41 pm

Bitterman wrote:That's right...
The age you are when you start dictates how long you'll have to work in order to retire with full pension.
There's no set term of service.
That said... Most retirees I know ended up with at least 30 to 37 years in.
I'll retire at 57 with 33 years service. (57+33=90)


Pension is 2% for each year of service, based on 5 consecutive years of highest base pay.
Therefore 35 years is 70% pension.
It is a factor of 90 to retire yearly.
Which means if you start your career at age of 30, then you can retire when you`re 60 and will get only 60% pension based on 30 years of service.
However, if you start your career when you`re 20, then you can retire when you`re 55 and get 70% pension, however you can continue working as long as you want and reach 90% pension after another 10 years of service and retire at 65, as most people do.

Keep in mind that average life expectancy rate for CO`s and law enforcement is 55-60 and divorce rates are above 50%

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby callofduty288 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:42 pm

nessan.m96 wrote:
RaptorFan wrote:
nessan.m96 wrote:question for the CO's, from my understanding CO's have to be clean shaven correct? what about if you have a medical condition? for example the army requires soldiers to be clean shaven but I have very sensitive skin and my face and neck get messed up when I clean shave to the point a Military doctor gave me a permanent beard chit requiring me to not clean shave. I'd like to figure this out before I start COTA June 4th.


you can have a beard if medical or religious purposes require you to.


Alright thank you! so I would just show them my medical note for proof when I get up to hamilton? also would this affect being able to apply to ICIT later on?


If you`re coming to the South, nobody will ask you for your note, only if you bug certain sergeants :D

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Bitterman » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:50 pm

callofduty288 wrote:Keep in mind that average life expectancy rate for CO`s and law enforcement is 55-60 and divorce rates are above 50%



Lol... How do we explain the 76 and 80 year old CO's still on the job
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