Hiring process - Correctional officer - Application process
1. Apply Online
Correctional Officer job opportunities are posted on Canada.ca.
Applicants are encouraged to consult the CSC-specific "How to Apply Guide".
2. Electronic Screening
Applications are screened on Citizenship, Education and Experience. Only applicants who are Canadian citizens and who meet the essential Education and Experience components may be selected for further assessment.
3. Written Tests
Candidates who have been selected for further assessment and who have completed and returned the pre-employment questionnaire will be invited to undergo two written tests which will assess:
You must bring at least two (2) pieces of valid government-issued photo identification to the testing session. If you fail to bring the required documents, you will not be permitted to write the tests.
4. Interview and Reference Check
Candidates who are successful on the written tests will be invited to an interview which will assess:
CSC will validate:
Candidates must bring:
At the time of the interview candidates must complete:
5. Psychological Assessment
Pre-employment psychological assessments have been shown to be reliable and valid predictors of personal suitability and job performance.
The objective of the psychological assessment is to evaluate specific personality characteristics which will ensure a candidate's suitability for a Correctional Officer position. Candidates will be required to complete a questionnaire to be followed by a structured clinical interview.
This assessment follows the standards of both the Canadian Psychological Association and American Psychological Association. It has been validated on both genders, as well as on various cultural and linguistic groups in the Canadian and American populations. For the purposes of Correctional Officer positions, the norm comparison group is a Canadian law enforcement population. The psychological assessments are conducted by licensed Clinical Psychologists.
6. Partially Qualified Pool
Those who are successful will be placed in a partially qualified pool of candidates who are eligible to participate in the Correctional Training Program.
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