Ontario Correctional Services

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby RickyLafleur » Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:00 am

Recruit20 wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:36 pm
RickyLafleur wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:37 pm
Recruit20 wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:16 am


Congratulations!! What was your timeline like?
Application March 2020
Wonderlic June 2020
React August 2020
Interview September 2020
Reference Check / Security September 2020
Neo Test October 2020
Fitco November 2020
Offer February 2021
The entire process took approximately 11 months.
Amazing! Have you decided on a location?
Leaning towards maplehurst based off what I’ve heard from current CO’s and this forum, there both about the same distance from me. What about you?

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Recruit20 » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:23 am

RickyLafleur wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:00 am
Recruit20 wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:36 pm
RickyLafleur wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:37 pm


Application March 2020
Wonderlic June 2020
React August 2020
Interview September 2020
Reference Check / Security September 2020
Neo Test October 2020
Fitco November 2020
Offer February 2021
The entire process took approximately 11 months.
Amazing! Have you decided on a location?
Leaning towards maplehurst based off what I’ve heard from current CO’s and this forum, there both about the same distance from me. What about you?
Still waiting, fingers crossed.
However, Hamilton was my first choice.
Applied August 2020
Wonderlic - October 2020
REACT - November 2020
FITCO - November 2020
Interview - Jan 21st, 2021
VSC- Received by CSRU Feb, 2021
Background/Security check-complete
Neo- February 18, 2021
Offer-May 25,2021
COTA-July 19, 2021

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby RickyLafleur » Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:17 pm

Recruit20 wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:23 am
RickyLafleur wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:00 am
Recruit20 wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:36 pm


Amazing! Have you decided on a location?
Leaning towards maplehurst based off what I’ve heard from current CO’s and this forum, there both about the same distance from me. What about you?
Still waiting, fingers crossed.
However, Hamilton was my first choice.
All the best man. No news is good news, goodluck!

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Recruit20 » Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:02 pm

RickyLafleur wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:17 pm
Recruit20 wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:23 am
RickyLafleur wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:00 am


Leaning towards maplehurst based off what I’ve heard from current CO’s and this forum, there both about the same distance from me. What about you?
Still waiting, fingers crossed.
However, Hamilton was my first choice.
All the best man. No news is good news, goodluck!
Thank you!!
Not that it matters but I am actually a female lol
Best of luck to you as well. Keep us up to date on your COTA experience.
Applied August 2020
Wonderlic - October 2020
REACT - November 2020
FITCO - November 2020
Interview - Jan 21st, 2021
VSC- Received by CSRU Feb, 2021
Background/Security check-complete
Neo- February 18, 2021
Offer-May 25,2021
COTA-July 19, 2021

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby HSV93 » Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:51 am

Got the call yesterday. I chose TSDC and training starts April 26th.
Application - 2020-06
Wonderlic - 2020-07
REACT - 2020-09
FITCO - 2020/10/27
Interview/Reference check - 2020/10/30
Security Clearance - Received VSC 2020/11/17
NEO-PI-3 Test - 2020/12/12

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Recruit20 » Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:56 pm

HSV93 wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:51 am
Got the call yesterday. I chose TSDC and training starts April 26th.
Congratulations!!
Applied August 2020
Wonderlic - October 2020
REACT - November 2020
FITCO - November 2020
Interview - Jan 21st, 2021
VSC- Received by CSRU Feb, 2021
Background/Security check-complete
Neo- February 18, 2021
Offer-May 25,2021
COTA-July 19, 2021

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Bitterman » Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:52 pm

AlphaCentauri wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:20 pm
Just got the call! Training starts April 26. They gave me a choice between Toronto South and Maplehurst. I have a few days to decide which one I want to pick. Any advice???

This decision is a no brainer...
Admit nothing.
Deny everything.
Make counter accusations...

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Mr.88 » Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:11 am

For those starting training March 15.
Pre learning will start March 8
I just received an email for registration of COTA and asking for banking information to get paid for training.

Training cost is $1000 + $1000 (extra $300 if staying weekends) staying at the college. You have the option to pay upfront or they will deduct a percent off each pay cheque.

FITCO will be done again first week of IN PERSON training.

Looking forward to getting the process rolling .
ON Corrections
Applied - 2020-04✅
Wonderlic - 2020-06✅
REACT - 2020-07✅
Interview/Ref. check - 2020/08✅
Security Clearance - Mailed VSC 2020/10/05
NEO-PI-3 Test - 2020/08/30✅
FITCO - 2020/10/14✅
Offer 2021/01/18✅
COTA 2021/03/15 - 05.07
EMDC May 10

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby ping » Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:01 pm

HSV93 wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:51 am
Got the call yesterday. I chose TSDC and training starts April 26th.
Congrats! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Ontario Correctional Officer:
Application, 24 Mar 2020
Wonderlic Test, 30 Jun
REACT, 23 Sep
FITCO, 5 Dec
Interview, Dec
Reference check, 15 Jan 2021
Security check, 17 Feb
NEO, 25 Mar
Offer, 20 May
Training, 19 Jul-10 Sep
Employed, 13 Sep

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby ping » Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:05 pm

Windy_city86 wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:31 pm
Ontario Corrections
Application - 2020-07-08✅
Wonderlic - 2020-08-11✅
REACT - 2020-09-23✅
Interview/Reference check - 2020/10/08✅
Security Clearance - Mailed VSC 2020/10/14✅
FITCO - 2020/10/14✅
NEO-PI-3 Test - 2020/11/15✅
Offer Made/Accepted for EMDC 2021/02/24
Online Training Start April 26th

Good luck to everybody else!!
Be patient and somebody said on here no news was good news. That was very true.
congrats!
Ontario Correctional Officer:
Application, 24 Mar 2020
Wonderlic Test, 30 Jun
REACT, 23 Sep
FITCO, 5 Dec
Interview, Dec
Reference check, 15 Jan 2021
Security check, 17 Feb
NEO, 25 Mar
Offer, 20 May
Training, 19 Jul-10 Sep
Employed, 13 Sep

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby ping » Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:07 pm

RickyLafleur wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:20 am
Received an offer today, start date April 26th with 2 locations being offered (Toronto South & MapleHurst). Still debating between the two but if anyone has any questions feel free to PM. Best of luck to anyone still waiting!
congrats!
Ontario Correctional Officer:
Application, 24 Mar 2020
Wonderlic Test, 30 Jun
REACT, 23 Sep
FITCO, 5 Dec
Interview, Dec
Reference check, 15 Jan 2021
Security check, 17 Feb
NEO, 25 Mar
Offer, 20 May
Training, 19 Jul-10 Sep
Employed, 13 Sep

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby ping » Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:21 pm

Recruit20 wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:51 pm
Dreambig wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:39 pm
Recruit20 wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:25 pm


Of course, I do realize at this point it could go either way. Keeping my fingers crossed. Your timeline gives me an idea. Thank you for the information! Good luck in April.
How did you find the NEO test? Just basic questions that try to determine your personality type? Are you extrovert, ambivert, introvert?
Evening! Yes, exactly! I wanted an idea of what to expect so I found a free sample one online. I did find it very similar to the one I received. It was 250 questions. Answer them honestly and you will be fine!
Do you have a similar timeline to me?
Good luck!
Hi Recruit20, your timeline gives me idea that I am supposed to have the NEO next week. And I am preparing conscientiously. if it is possible, could you advise the options are only 3 as "agree, neutral, disagree", or 5 or 7 from strongly agree to strongly disagree? thanks a lot! :bow: :bow:
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Ontario Correctional Officer:
Application, 24 Mar 2020
Wonderlic Test, 30 Jun
REACT, 23 Sep
FITCO, 5 Dec
Interview, Dec
Reference check, 15 Jan 2021
Security check, 17 Feb
NEO, 25 Mar
Offer, 20 May
Training, 19 Jul-10 Sep
Employed, 13 Sep

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Dreambig » Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:26 pm

Mr.88 wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:11 am
For those starting training March 15.
Pre learning will start March 8
I just received an email for registration of COTA and asking for banking information to get paid for training.

Training cost is $1000 + $1000 (extra $300 if staying weekends) staying at the college. You have the option to pay upfront or they will deduct a percent off each pay cheque.

FITCO will be done again first week of IN PERSON training.

Looking forward to getting the process rolling .
How much of training (in weeks) is done online and can that portion be done from home?

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Mr.88 » Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:02 pm

Dreambig wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:26 pm
Mr.88 wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:11 am
For those starting training March 15.
Pre learning will start March 8
I just received an email for registration of COTA and asking for banking information to get paid for training.

Training cost is $1000 + $1000 (extra $300 if staying weekends) staying at the college. You have the option to pay upfront or they will deduct a percent off each pay cheque.

FITCO will be done again first week of IN PERSON training.

Looking forward to getting the process rolling .
How much of training (in weeks) is done online and can that portion be done from home?

4 weeks online. 4 weeks at the college in Hamilton
ON Corrections
Applied - 2020-04✅
Wonderlic - 2020-06✅
REACT - 2020-07✅
Interview/Ref. check - 2020/08✅
Security Clearance - Mailed VSC 2020/10/05
NEO-PI-3 Test - 2020/08/30✅
FITCO - 2020/10/14✅
Offer 2021/01/18✅
COTA 2021/03/15 - 05.07
EMDC May 10

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Re: Ontario Correctional Services

Postby Recruit20 » Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:10 pm

ping wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:21 pm
Recruit20 wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:51 pm
Dreambig wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:39 pm


How did you find the NEO test? Just basic questions that try to determine your personality type? Are you extrovert, ambivert, introvert?
Evening! Yes, exactly! I wanted an idea of what to expect so I found a free sample one online. I did find it very similar to the one I received. It was 250 questions. Answer them honestly and you will be fine!
Do you have a similar timeline to me?
Good luck!
Hi Recruit2021, your timeline gives me idea that I am supposed to have the NEO next week. And I am preparing conscientiously. if it is possible, could you advise the options are only 3 as "agree, neutral, disagree", or 5 or 7 from strongly agree to strongly disagree? thanks a lot! :bow: :bow:
The one I took had 5 options from strongly disagree to strongly agree.
The questions were really straightforward, just answer them honestly and you will be gold!
Best of luck! Keep us posted.
Applied August 2020
Wonderlic - October 2020
REACT - November 2020
FITCO - November 2020
Interview - Jan 21st, 2021
VSC- Received by CSRU Feb, 2021
Background/Security check-complete
Neo- February 18, 2021
Offer-May 25,2021
COTA-July 19, 2021


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