Applying to Correctional Service Canada

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby NV35 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:11 pm

MrHawkeye wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:53 pm
TheWei wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:29 pm
Hey guys, just got my invitation to the interview. It will be a telephone interview and I have never done one over the phone before, guess I will just do whatever I can to impress the interviewer, lol.

Also here's my timeline:

Invitation to SJT: Jan 25, 2021
SJT: Feb 11, 2021
SJT result: Mar 02, 2021
Invitation to interview: Apr 14, 2021
Interview: April 28, 2021
Man, I’m jealous of that timeline.
I find that paying too much attention to the timeline just makes things seem slower. But that's just me.
Applied Oct 2019
CTP-3 April 14 2021

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Mike101 » Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:56 am

NV35 wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:11 pm
MrHawkeye wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:53 pm
TheWei wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:29 pm
Hey guys, just got my invitation to the interview. It will be a telephone interview and I have never done one over the phone before, guess I will just do whatever I can to impress the interviewer, lol.

Also here's my timeline:

Invitation to SJT: Jan 25, 2021
SJT: Feb 11, 2021
SJT result: Mar 02, 2021
Invitation to interview: Apr 14, 2021
Interview: April 28, 2021
Man, I’m jealous of that timeline.
I find that paying too much attention to the timeline just makes things seem slower. But that's just me.
The statement is true for me as well
Apply ... and continue moving forward in life
If the email comes one day... great

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby TheWei » Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:03 am

MrHawkeye wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:53 pm
TheWei wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:29 pm
Hey guys, just got my invitation to the interview. It will be a telephone interview and I have never done one over the phone before, guess I will just do whatever I can to impress the interviewer, lol.

Also here's my timeline:

Invitation to SJT: Jan 25, 2021
SJT: Feb 11, 2021
SJT result: Mar 02, 2021
Invitation to interview: Apr 14, 2021
Interview: April 28, 2021
Man, I’m jealous of that timeline.
Dunno whats going on but guess everything is slowly getting back to normal.
Invitation to SJT: Jan 25, 2021
SJT: Feb 11, 2021
SJT result: Mar 02, 2021
Invitation to interview: Apr 14, 2021
Interview: April 28, 2021
Reference: May 03, 2021
TBS 330: May 10, 2021
Fingerprints request: May 25, 2021
Fingerprints taken: May 26, 2021

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby RookieAlbertan » Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:48 am

Jchat060 wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:44 pm
RookieAlbertan wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:03 am
Jchat060 wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:59 am


I'll be email back the offer letter for Edmonton Institution in the morning tomorrow, my medical forms were faxed by our family physician so I have the original forms. I'll wait to hear back from the recruitment team for any updates in the next couple of days before I reach out again. It would interesting to get in touch with others but I doubt enough know about this forum (I just made this account to respond to your post).

Regards.
I created this account to see who else would be going to Kingston. Thanks for replying by the way. I was told they send the original to them. I hope you get your medical result already.
Called the Occupational Health Medical Officer this morning and she said they do not know if my file had been reviewed as of yet (said they're backlogged) and to call back in a week for an update. But they do have the assessment, so nothing can be done on my part except wait. And I'm sure once they review it, the results will go to the recruitment team.
Hows the medical going? Im pretty scared with the Ontario having a stricter plan. I feel like they might postpone May 13 CTP 3 because of that. Anyone know or have any idea if its going to get postpone? Its hard if they do, i left my job because I had to give 2 weeks notice.

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Jchat060 » Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:14 pm

RookieAlbertan wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:48 am
Jchat060 wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:44 pm
RookieAlbertan wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:03 am


I created this account to see who else would be going to Kingston. Thanks for replying by the way. I was told they send the original to them. I hope you get your medical result already.
Called the Occupational Health Medical Officer this morning and she said they do not know if my file had been reviewed as of yet (said they're backlogged) and to call back in a week for an update. But they do have the assessment, so nothing can be done on my part except wait. And I'm sure once they review it, the results will go to the recruitment team.
Hows the medical going? Im pretty scared with the Ontario having a stricter plan. I feel like they might postpone May 13 CTP 3 because of that. Anyone know or have any idea if its going to get postpone? Its hard if they do, i left my job because I had to give 2 weeks notice.
Completed a medical waiver, and I also resigned from my current job to meet the self-isolation requirement. Hopefully the current response ON has doesn't impede training. It would definitely be a step back but nothing we can do...

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby K.H95 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:44 pm

hey everyone! what has the process been for people between phone interviews and hearing anything back?

heres my timeline so far:
applied: jan
SJT: Feb
Interview: April 13th

Thank you :)

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby ygu31 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:52 pm

TheWei wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:29 pm
Hey guys, just got my invitation to the interview. It will be a telephone interview and I have never done one over the phone before, guess I will just do whatever I can to impress the interviewer, lol.

Also here's my timeline:

Invitation to SJT: Jan 25, 2021
SJT: Feb 11, 2021
SJT result: Mar 02, 2021
Invitation to interview: Apr 14, 2021
Interview: April 28, 2021
That’s pretty quick process :thumbsup:
Good luck on your interview :-)
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Albertaguy123 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:16 pm

K.H95 wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:44 pm
hey everyone! what has the process been for people between phone interviews and hearing anything back?

heres my timeline so far:
applied: jan
SJT: Feb
Interview: April 13th

Thank you :)
I had my phone interview on April 15, 2021. My references still has not been contacted. Anyone on here had their phone interview or interview recently? If so, how long after the interview did it take CSC to contact your references? I assume once they contact your references that means you passed your interview.

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Blue sky » Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:52 am

I'll go to Kingston on May 11 and based on an email I have received I have to order my boots and bring them to Kingston. Anyone knows how we have to order them?
Any website or specific store?

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby RookieAlbertan » Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:15 am

Blue sky wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:52 am
I'll go to Kingston on May 11 and based on an email I have received I have to order my boots and bring them to Kingston. Anyone knows how we have to order them?
Any website or specific store?
Same, even Jchat060 is going on May 11. I would like to know specific stores for the boots too. Im having a hard time finding boots that are approved standard boots. Even just a name or brand of the boots would be nice, maybe it can be search online to see what stores have them?

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Z42A » Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:42 am

Blue sky wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:52 am
I'll go to Kingston on May 11 and based on an email I have received I have to order my boots and bring them to Kingston. Anyone knows how we have to order them?
Any website or specific store?
Boots are a personal item, so it was decided long ago that officers would be responsible for getting their own. Several different brands are worn by staff, and vary greatly in price. Some of the more popular brands are Danner, Original S.W.A.T, 5.11, Oakley, Magnum Hi-Tec, Caterpillar, and others. So long as they meet all the requirements (ie. Black, over the ankle, CSA safety toe/shank, polishable leather, etc) then there are a load of options. You can check places like Marks Work Wearhouse or 9-1-1 Supply (online), but those are by no means the only places you can find them. Tell the shoe store what you're looking for, and they should be able to point you in the right direction.
If you're going to PEI, the Atlantic Police Academy kit shop has a great selection of appropriate boots, but might have to order them from the mainland if they don't have your size available.
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Sergeant Major, Prairie Region Guard of Honour
Staff Training Officer (CX3)
CSC National Satellite Training Academy
Correctional Service of Canada | Government of Canada
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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Blue sky » Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:39 pm

Z42A wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:42 am
Blue sky wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:52 am
I'll go to Kingston on May 11 and based on an email I have received I have to order my boots and bring them to Kingston. Anyone knows how we have to order them?
Any website or specific store?
Boots are a personal item, so it was decided long ago that officers would be responsible for getting their own. Several different brands are worn by staff, and vary greatly in price. Some of the more popular brands are Danner, Original S.W.A.T, 5.11, Oakley, Magnum Hi-Tec, Caterpillar, and others. So long as they meet all the requirements (ie. Black, over the ankle, CSA safety toe/shank, polishable leather, etc) then there are a load of options. You can check places like Marks Work Wearhouse or 9-1-1 Supply (online), but those are by no means the only places you can find them. Tell the shoe store what you're looking for, and they should be able to point you in the right direction.
If you're going to PEI, the Atlantic Police Academy kit shop has a great selection of appropriate boots, but might have to order them from the mainland if they don't have your size available.
Great! Thanks for the reply.

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Blue sky » Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:39 pm

Z42A wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:42 am
Blue sky wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:52 am
I'll go to Kingston on May 11 and based on an email I have received I have to order my boots and bring them to Kingston. Anyone knows how we have to order them?
Any website or specific store?
Boots are a personal item, so it was decided long ago that officers would be responsible for getting their own. Several different brands are worn by staff, and vary greatly in price. Some of the more popular brands are Danner, Original S.W.A.T, 5.11, Oakley, Magnum Hi-Tec, Caterpillar, and others. So long as they meet all the requirements (ie. Black, over the ankle, CSA safety toe/shank, polishable leather, etc) then there are a load of options. You can check places like Marks Work Wearhouse or 9-1-1 Supply (online), but those are by no means the only places you can find them. Tell the shoe store what you're looking for, and they should be able to point you in the right direction.
If you're going to PEI, the Atlantic Police Academy kit shop has a great selection of appropriate boots, but might have to order them from the mainland if they don't have your size available.
Hi Matt, I checked lots of them online and they have all the requirements except puncture resistant steel plate for the sole. Do you have any idea?

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Mel1978 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:09 pm

RookieAlbertan wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:15 am
Blue sky wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:52 am
I'll go to Kingston on May 11 and based on an email I have received I have to order my boots and bring them to Kingston. Anyone knows how we have to order them?
Any website or specific store?
Same, even Jchat060 is going on May 11. I would like to know specific stores for the boots too. Im having a hard time finding boots that are approved standard boots. Even just a name or brand of the boots would be nice, maybe it can be search online to see what stores have them?
Those going to Kingston next month, can you tell
me what institution you got an offer for?

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Re: Applying to Correctional Service Canada

Postby Z42A » Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:09 pm

Blue sky wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:39 pm
Z42A wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:42 am
Blue sky wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:52 am
I'll go to Kingston on May 11 and based on an email I have received I have to order my boots and bring them to Kingston. Anyone knows how we have to order them?
Any website or specific store?
Boots are a personal item, so it was decided long ago that officers would be responsible for getting their own. Several different brands are worn by staff, and vary greatly in price. Some of the more popular brands are Danner, Original S.W.A.T, 5.11, Oakley, Magnum Hi-Tec, Caterpillar, and others. So long as they meet all the requirements (ie. Black, over the ankle, CSA safety toe/shank, polishable leather, etc) then there are a load of options. You can check places like Marks Work Wearhouse or 9-1-1 Supply (online), but those are by no means the only places you can find them. Tell the shoe store what you're looking for, and they should be able to point you in the right direction.
If you're going to PEI, the Atlantic Police Academy kit shop has a great selection of appropriate boots, but might have to order them from the mainland if they don't have your size available.
Hi Matt, I checked lots of them online and they have all the requirements except puncture resistant steel plate for the sole. Do you have any idea?
I don't know where you've been looking...
I just spent a few minutes online on the 911 Supply and Marks Work Wearhouse sites, looking at boots (both duty boots and work boots). Although I admit I didn't check every boot, I literally stopped after the first 10 pages when I could not find a single style of boot that had a safety toe but DID NOT have a safety sole of some sort. This leads me to suspect that if your boots are CSA approved, then they have both a safety toe and a safety plate in the sole.

Find some black boots that meet these requirements:

•black leather or synthetic fabric that can be polished
•black laces
•conventional style in keeping with the uniform
•high cut with ankle protection - approximately 6 inches (15 cm)
•sole of boot must be of a vulcanized lug-type pattern
•heel of boot cannot be more than 1.5 inches (4 cm) in height
•uppers must be silicone-tanned water-repellent leather
•toe protection made out of steel or composite material that meets CSA standards

and then I think you can quite safely and reasonably assume that they have a steel or composite puncture resistant plate in the sole. I promise that I won't have you take them off and run them through the X-Ray.
Matt Chinn, CD
Sergeant Major, Prairie Region Guard of Honour
Staff Training Officer (CX3)
CSC National Satellite Training Academy
Correctional Service of Canada | Government of Canada
matthew.chinn@csc-scc.gc.ca

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