Every year approximately 2,000 people apply for a career with Corrections Canada. It is a very competitive process involving 6 components before you begin your career. Below is a brief description of the process. It is important to review the teaching material under the "Preparation" tab to ensure you are prepared for handing in your resume, performing your interviews and writing your exams.
Resume / Cover Letter
You will be required to submit a resume and cover letter explaining why you wish to have a career with Corrections Canada, how you are qualified, and why you should be selected. Recruiters with this organization seek as much information as possible. The information should be organized and relevant. Do not be afraid to submit a resume that is 2-3 pages in length. Read further information in the "Resume" teaching material.
Interviews with Corrections Canada are behavioural and values based. It is important to research and have knowledge of Corrections Canada, but you are not required to have knowledge of corrections procedures. Review additional material in our "Interview" teaching section.
Corrections Canada will perform a telephone check of family members, friends, employers and references.
Medical / Background Check
A thorough background and medical check is performed including criminal and credit checks.
If successful, you will be invited to attend a 13-week training program involving eleven weeks of college and two weeks of institutional training. After successfully completing this program, you will be hired with Corrections Canada.
Role Play Assessments
Although the Role Play Assessments are not explicitly used at this time we believe it may be beneficial for you to be comfortable with these type of scenarios. You may access the scenarios here.