Hiring process - Correctional officer

Male Correctional Officer in Uniform

Correctional Officer

Please do not send self-assessment questionnaire with your application.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), as part of the criminal justice system and respecting the rule of law, contributes to public safety by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens, while exercising reasonable, safe, secure and humane control.

To fulfill this mission, employees of CSC must conduct themselves with integrity, respect and professionalism. It is imperative, therefore, that CSC carefully assess new applicants.

  1. Before you apply, find out what you will need and what to expect.
  2. Next, follow our step-by-step application process and review the interview prep guide.
  3. Finally, learn what is involved in the training and appointment process.

Is a Correctional Officer position the right career choice for you?

We expect a great deal from the people we select as Correctional Officers. Are you of good ethical character? Do you consider yourself to be trustworthy? Do you demonstrate integrity? Is your fitness level excellent?

Correctional Officers work in CSC's federal institutions for men. To help you determine if working with offenders is the right career choice for you, we strongly encourage you to complete the Self-Assessment Questionnaire before you apply.

The self-assessment questionnaire will provide a greater understanding of the role, requirements, skills and expectations of the Correctional Officer position. Situations presented in the self-assessment questionnaire are part of a Correctional Officer's daily work.

The questionnaire was designed to help determine personal suitability for a Correctional Officer position. It is not an official assessment tool used by CSC for hiring. Please do not send this questionnaire with your application.