Ontario Correctional Services

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby dwightschrute » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:36 pm

Fonthill wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:20 pm
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Anyone have info on Stratford? Was offered a position there yesterday and haven’t accepted it yet. I looked through for info but some of it is from a couple years ago
Retirement post.

From what I heard of hours at one point, no Ot and causals did not receive their 40 hours. Way below.

If you are looking to get full time there I would say you would be waiting 7-10 years.

If there was a good jail to work at in the province, that would be an excellent retirement post.
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Ah okay. I ended up turning down Stratford and asked to be waitlisted, any idea how that works? The recruitment manager told me it's pretty low-risk that I won't be offered something, but just curious if people ever go without an offer after that.
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Like, wait list to do COTA or already a CO and waiting for a transfer ?

Happens all the time people turn down and wait.

But, rumour on the street is they are re-amping COTA and no classes set in stone.
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A wait list to do COTA. Asking because I turned it down based off some advice I got, now I’m worried I may not get another offer.

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Fonthill » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:33 am

dwightschrute wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:36 pm
Fonthill wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:20 pm
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[quote=Fonthill post_id=843767 time=<a href="tel:1576016904">1576016904</a> user_id=36781]
[quote=dwightschrute post_id=843754 time=<a href="tel:1576003814">1576003814</a> user_id=49863]
Anyone have info on Stratford? Was offered a position there yesterday and haven’t accepted it yet. I looked through for info but some of it is from a couple years ago
Retirement post.

From what I heard of hours at one point, no Ot and causals did not receive their 40 hours. Way below.

If you are looking to get full time there I would say you would be waiting 7-10 years.

If there was a good jail to work at in the province, that would be an excellent retirement post.
Ah okay. I ended up turning down Stratford and asked to be waitlisted, any idea how that works? The recruitment manager told me it's pretty low-risk that I won't be offered something, but just curious if people ever go without an offer after that.
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Like, wait list to do COTA or already a CO and waiting for a transfer ?

Happens all the time people turn down and wait.

But, rumour on the street is they are re-amping COTA and no classes set in stone.
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A wait list to do COTA. Asking because I turned it down based off some advice I got, now I’m worried I may not get another offer.
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Best answer would be from H.R.

But from what I heard hiring process along with training officers has come to a halt

Next time, take the offer train. Once you pass and go to your jail. Do whatever you gotta do to have a job.

But I understand why people turn down the COTA training and at the end of the day you will have to live with that decision.

What COTA date did you turn down ?
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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby ksowa91 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:34 pm

Hello

Happy to say, I finally got my conditional offer for Toronto South starting Mar 23 (Hamilton COTA). Just wanted to clarify one thing, I know its been discussed earlier but I'm kind of worried.

The recruiter stated that following 2 months of unpaid college training, I will be training at my institution for about a month (which also supposed to be unpaid). I've heard from other people on here that once at the institution we are being paid.

Could someone clarify on that point.

Greatly appreciated

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby mca » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:50 pm

You will be getting paid once you start your standing orders and training at TSDC.

Happy to say, I finally got my conditional offer for Toronto South starting Mar 23 (Hamilton COTA). Just wanted to clarify one thing, I know its been discussed earlier but I'm kind of worried.

The recruiter stated that following 2 months of unpaid college training, I will be training at my institution for about a month (which also supposed to be unpaid). I've heard from other people on here that once at the institution we are being paid.

Could someone clarify on that point.

Greatly appreciated
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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Fonthill » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:45 pm

ksowa91 wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:34 pm
Hello

Happy to say, I finally got my conditional offer for Toronto South starting Mar 23 (Hamilton COTA). Just wanted to clarify one thing, I know its been discussed earlier but I'm kind of worried.

The recruiter stated that following 2 months of unpaid college training, I will be training at my institution for about a month (which also supposed to be unpaid). I've heard from other people on here that once at the institution we are being paid.

Could someone clarify on that point.

Greatly appreciated
I mean this in the most polite way. At any time during your training you could fail or get hurt. So, focus on passing and not getting hurt where you couldn’t finish and have no pay. Start to budget now. Trust me, you will feel it hard with no pay coming in. Try to work on the weekend part time of you can to make little money

You are always going to get paid in corrections. Corrections is an ATM. Unlimited money to pay employees.
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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby TheSlav » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:42 pm

Hi guys!

I’m sorry to bother you guys with such a question, but who did I write my cover letter to or which department?

Do address it to “Minister of the Solicitor General”?

I can find the address for Minister of the Solicitor General easily via google.

Applied: 12/10/218
Test: 01/31/18
Test Results: 02/11/19
Interview: 03/21/19
References: 04/03/19
Fingerprinting: 04/05/19
Screening: 04/08/19
Psych Test: 04/15/19
Health Assessment: 04/18/19
Psych Eval: 04/23/19 - failed

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Fonthill » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:47 pm

TheSlav wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:42 pm
Hi guys!

I’m sorry to bother you guys with such a question, but who did I write my cover letter to or which department?

Do address it to “Minister of the Solicitor General”?

I can find the address for Minister of the Solicitor General easily via google.
Attention: Recruiting Or Human Resources

Long as your cover letter looks professional, doesn’t really matter

Good luck
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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby TheSlav » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:03 pm

Fonthill wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:47 pm
TheSlav wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:42 pm
Hi guys!

I’m sorry to bother you guys with such a question, but who did I write my cover letter to or which department?

Do address it to “Minister of the Solicitor General”?

I can find the address for Minister of the Solicitor General easily via google.
Attention: Recruiting Or Human Resources

Long as your cover letter looks professional, doesn’t really matter

Good luck
Thank you!

Applied: 12/10/218
Test: 01/31/18
Test Results: 02/11/19
Interview: 03/21/19
References: 04/03/19
Fingerprinting: 04/05/19
Screening: 04/08/19
Psych Test: 04/15/19
Health Assessment: 04/18/19
Psych Eval: 04/23/19 - failed

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Fonthill » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:28 pm

TheSlav wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:03 pm
Fonthill wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:47 pm
TheSlav wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:42 pm
Hi guys!

I’m sorry to bother you guys with such a question, but who did I write my cover letter to or which department?

Do address it to “Minister of the Solicitor General”?

I can find the address for Minister of the Solicitor General easily via google.
Attention: Recruiting Or Human Resources

Long as your cover letter looks professional, doesn’t really matter

Good luck
Thank you!

Your very welcome

If I may make one suggestion. Apply to other jobs just not corrections. This isn’t a career. If you don’t know. Corrections is in crisis.

Good luck
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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby estherrn2019 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:35 pm

Just read through the last several pages but have a couple of quick question.

Does or has anyone here worked in Hamilton recently at HWDC? Is it as terrible? What are the available hours like for a new CO? Opportunities for OT? Offered TSDC but the commute isn’t great.

Thanks!

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby TheSlav » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:24 am

Fonthill wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:28 pm
TheSlav wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:03 pm
Fonthill wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:47 pm


Attention: Recruiting Or Human Resources

Long as your cover letter looks professional, doesn’t really matter

Good luck
Thank you!

Your very welcome

If I may make one suggestion. Apply to other jobs just not corrections. This isn’t a career. If you don’t know. Corrections is in crisis.

Good luck
Well, I was at the very last step of federal corrections and failed the psych interview. Provincial corrections was supposed to be my waiting period until I could apply again.

I have 3 friends who work at EMDC and I have heard of a lot of issues as you say in provincial corrections. I haven’t heard that it’s in “crisis”, can you elaborate a bit on that?

Applied: 12/10/218
Test: 01/31/18
Test Results: 02/11/19
Interview: 03/21/19
References: 04/03/19
Fingerprinting: 04/05/19
Screening: 04/08/19
Psych Test: 04/15/19
Health Assessment: 04/18/19
Psych Eval: 04/23/19 - failed

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Fonthill » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:56 am

TheSlav wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:24 am
Fonthill wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:28 pm
TheSlav wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:03 pm


Thank you!

Your very welcome

If I may make one suggestion. Apply to other jobs just not corrections. This isn’t a career. If you don’t know. Corrections is in crisis.

Good luck
Well, I was at the very last step of federal corrections and failed the psych interview. Provincial corrections was supposed to be my waiting period until I could apply again.

I have 3 friends who work at EMDC and I have heard of a lot of issues as you say in provincial corrections. I haven’t heard that it’s in “crisis”, can you elaborate a bit on that?
Google crisis in corrections.

Look up human rights issue on corrections

Your 3 friends, must be new or in la la land
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