Ontario Correctional Services

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Toronto2727 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:01 pm

Recruit20 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:41 pm
Mr.88 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:36 pm
Recruit20 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:37 am


I also wrote my REACT test in November and I just received an email today stating I passed. It also mentioned someone will reach out to set up a virtual interview by the end of the year.
Awesome, good luck! Keep us posted.
I will. Thank you!!
They will send you the questions 24 hours before the interview. They want you to answer them using PAR.
Problem experienced
Action you took
Results.
Mine was with 2 members from the Ministry and it was a very comfortable setting, especially being virtual. They were really friendly and easy to talk too.
Good luck.

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Recruitment22 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:22 pm

Hey folks!

Pretty well near the end myself awaiting an offer and clearance. Stay focused and best of luck to all of you in the process!!

Cheers,
Ontario Corrections
Application Accepted- 2020-05✅
Wonderlic - 2020-07✅
REACT - 2020-08✅
Interview/Reference check - 2020/10✅
Security Clearance - PENDING 2020/11
FITCO - 2020/11✅
Offer - TBD

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby cbsayyyyyy » Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:24 am

Anyone get an offer yet? 😃

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Recruit20 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:16 pm

Toronto2727 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:01 pm
Recruit20 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:41 pm
Mr.88 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:36 pm


Awesome, good luck! Keep us posted.
I will. Thank you!!
They will send you the questions 24 hours before the interview. They want you to answer them using PAR.
Problem experienced
Action you took
Results.
Mine was with 2 members from the Ministry and it was a very comfortable setting, especially being virtual. They were really friendly and easy to talk too.
Good luck.
Thank you so much for this information. This really helps! Nice to hear you had a good experience!
Have you done the Neo personality test? Is it just the 250 questions or do we meet with a psychologist?
For the background check do they interview family and friends or is it just a reference check and credit check?

Thank you in advance:)
Applied August 2020-accepted
Wonderlic - October 2020
REACT - November 2020
FITCO - November 2020
Interview - Jan 21st, 2021
Interview response email - Jan 26, 2021
VSC- Received by CSRU Feb, 2021
Background/Security check- pending
Neo- February 18, 2021

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Recruit20 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:26 pm

Recruitment22 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:22 pm
Hey folks!

Pretty well near the end myself awaiting an offer and clearance. Stay focused and best of luck to all of you in the process!!

Cheers,
Great to hear you are almost at the end!
This is my first time around so I apologize in advance for asking so many questions on here.

What does the clearance consist of ? Is this where they talk to family and friends, or do they not do this for Corrections?

Thank you !!
Applied August 2020-accepted
Wonderlic - October 2020
REACT - November 2020
FITCO - November 2020
Interview - Jan 21st, 2021
Interview response email - Jan 26, 2021
VSC- Received by CSRU Feb, 2021
Background/Security check- pending
Neo- February 18, 2021

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Fonthill » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:22 pm

cbsayyyyyy wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:24 am
Anyone get an offer yet? 😃

Nope, around Jan 2021 CSN will file to represent corrections. When that happens everything will come to a halt as CA will be frozen

Maybe try in 2 years or so

New people on here. Remember, you need a CA to be hired with the CA frozen, you will be waiting a long time while corrections to call you to offer you a position, while they prints out money like an ATM for OT

From what I hear also, tones of seniors will retire this year also, so there pension doesn’t go down with this new union.

Win win for the members ;)

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Mr.88 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:58 pm

Fonthill wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:22 pm
cbsayyyyyy wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:24 am
Anyone get an offer yet? 😃

Nope, around Jan 2021 CSN will file to represent corrections. When that happens everything will come to a halt as CA will be frozen

Maybe try in 2 years or so

New people on here. Remember, you need a CA to be hired with the CA frozen, you will be waiting a long time while corrections to call you to offer you a position, while they prints out money like an ATM for OT

From what I hear also, tones of seniors will retire this year also, so there pension doesn’t go down with this new union.

Win win for the members ;)

Thank you for the inside scoop, please keep us updated on any new union details.

I can’t see them wanting to pay OT to all the understaffed facilities for too long.

Do you have any information regarding the new union? Better pay/benefits etc? Just curious

Thank you
Ontario Corrections
Application - 2020-04✅
Wonderlic - 2020-06✅
REACT - 2020-07✅
Interview/Reference check - 2020/08✅
Security Clearance - Mailed VSC 2020/10/05
NEO-PI-3 Test - 2020/08/30✅
FITCO - 2020/10/14✅
Training March 15
EMDC start date May 10

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Fonthill » Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:58 pm

Mr.88 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:58 pm
Fonthill wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:22 pm
cbsayyyyyy wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:24 am
Anyone get an offer yet? 😃

Nope, around Jan 2021 CSN will file to represent corrections. When that happens everything will come to a halt as CA will be frozen

Maybe try in 2 years or so

New people on here. Remember, you need a CA to be hired with the CA frozen, you will be waiting a long time while corrections to call you to offer you a position, while they prints out money like an ATM for OT

From what I hear also, tones of seniors will retire this year also, so there pension doesn’t go down with this new union.

Win win for the members ;)

Thank you for the inside scoop, please keep us updated on any new union details.

I can’t see them wanting to pay OT to all the understaffed facilities for too long.

Do you have any information regarding the new union? Better pay/benefits etc? Just curious

Thank you
I will do.

Seems like a lot of people on here have high hopes and I don’t want the Ministry taken advantage of all persons applying.

For the OT, they could care less about understaff and paying money that isn’t there’s.

This is what the federal Corrections just received
June 2018 - 2.8%
June 2019 - 2.2%
June 2020 - 1.35%
June 2021 - 1.5 %

Total 7.25%.

That is amazing

With CSN filing in Jan 2021, any raise that are not part of the progression will halt and will not receive it.

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Lospollos » Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:03 am

Mr.88 wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:58 pm
Fonthill wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:22 pm
cbsayyyyyy wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:24 am
Anyone get an offer yet? 😃

Nope, around Jan 2021 CSN will file to represent corrections. When that happens everything will come to a halt as CA will be frozen

Maybe try in 2 years or so

New people on here. Remember, you need a CA to be hired with the CA frozen, you will be waiting a long time while corrections to call you to offer you a position, while they prints out money like an ATM for OT

From what I hear also, tones of seniors will retire this year also, so there pension doesn’t go down with this new union.

Win win for the members ;)

Thank you for the inside scoop, please keep us updated on any new union details.

I can’t see them wanting to pay OT to all the understaffed facilities for too long.

Do you have any information regarding the new union? Better pay/benefits etc? Just curious

Thank you
Hahaha caring about paying for OT for understaffed facilities? The ministry does not care one bit about that. This is a job where they either pay OT or get sued by inmates for lockdowns, no programs, and the cancellation of other services. This is how they see it.
CBSA:
OTEE - Pass
Interview - Pass
Psych - in process

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby RobLobster » Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:42 pm

This Ministry has no problem doling out OT across the board, it's the only reason most institutions still run. They'd rather hand out OT because they save money hiring people as FXT instead of Permanent where you aren't guaranteed jack with no benefits. The new Union will not get the members any more pay because it's already bound in arbitration, but they may be able to negotiate some serious Quality of Life stuff. I'm interested to see where it'll go.

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Fonthill » Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:09 pm

RobLobster wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:42 pm
This Ministry has no problem doling out OT across the board, it's the only reason most institutions still run. They'd rather hand out OT because they save money hiring people as FXT instead of Permanent where you aren't guaranteed jack with no benefits. The new Union will not get the members any more pay because it's already bound in arbitration, but they may be able to negotiate some serious Quality of Life stuff. I'm interested to see where it'll go.
Well said !

Yeah, Opsue to soft and to close to the employer.

This CSN cannot be bought and I love how the members fight what they want !

Biggest issue I have with Opsue was never been able to negotiate all full time officers.

Hope this union fights for causal and make all corrections full time. I believe if we had all full time officers in the buildings throughout the province, we would run management, not the other way around.

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby callofduty288 » Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:30 am

Federal corrections got raise based on RCMP equivalent to 2nd class constable. However RCMP is fighting for a raise and resumed negotiations with government. Right now they are around 89k 1sr class but should be over 100k based on average provincial and municipal force. Therefore when RCMP gets a raise so will federal corrections through arbitration. Then ontario corrections will follow based on last arbitration. However I dont expect that to happen for about 4 years

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Fonthill » Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:53 am

callofduty288 wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:30 am
Federal corrections got raise based on RCMP equivalent to 2nd class constable. However RCMP is fighting for a raise and resumed negotiations with government. Right now they are around 89k 1sr class but should be over 100k based on average provincial and municipal force. Therefore when RCMP gets a raise so will federal corrections through arbitration. Then ontario corrections will follow based on last arbitration. However I dont expect that to happen for about 4 years
Well said.

Yeah, I am fine with retro

And if ford is in office, management pay will be frozen still lol.

2 years alone it will take this CSN union to run its thing through the courts to be certified. But, also if CSN does become our new union I believe they will hammer the employer with demands which I’m sure government will say no to then go to arbitration.

And don’t forget. Ford took away a person basic rights to negotiate a contract. He’s has placed only 1% raise increase which is before the courts still. He won’t win that.

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Mr.88 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:05 pm

@fonthill

Do you know if we would have to re interview and testing with the new union? Hoping I don’t have to do it all over again
Ontario Corrections
Application - 2020-04✅
Wonderlic - 2020-06✅
REACT - 2020-07✅
Interview/Reference check - 2020/08✅
Security Clearance - Mailed VSC 2020/10/05
NEO-PI-3 Test - 2020/08/30✅
FITCO - 2020/10/14✅
Training March 15
EMDC start date May 10

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Fonthill » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:53 pm

Mr.88 wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:05 pm
@fonthill

Do you know if we would have to re interview and testing with the new union? Hoping I don’t have to do it all over again
I really don’t know.

I see nobody on here has received an offer.

So, that doesn’t look good.


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