Correctional Service Canada
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About the company

  • Company size
    5,001 to 10,000
  • Industry
    Government & Public Administration
  • Headquarters
    Ottawa, ON
  • Link
    Correctional Service Canada website
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Corcan Install team member in Kingston, ON
on 15 August 2022
Good team work , wages are good ,Hard work at times
Good place to work and good wages with lots of travel . They keep you as a casual on call so you may go without work for weeks . Only 90 days in a calendar year that you are allowed to work and then you can’t work until JAN 1 when you sign a new contract. I have been a casual four years hoping to be made indeterminate. So if you work here you need another source of income to fall back on.
Correctional Officer in Abbotsford, BC
on 7 September 2022
It feels like working in a prison!
Individuals working for CSC require a certain amount of resilience in order to make a career out of it. The environment (sights, sounds, odors) is dreary and negative, and daily interactions with offenders, as well as with management, are mostly negative. Work life for the most part will be monotonous, interspersed occasionally with moments of extreme stress/rage/fear. Like any job, you will meet good friends, people you can trust and rely on, and you will meet people that you will loathe. As a correctional officer, you will be tasked with shift work, meaning schedules can be complex, requiring long hours, working nights (disrupting circadian rhythms), evenings, weekends and holidays as well as forced overtime. Be prepared to miss Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving etc with family until advanced seniority is attained, permitting you to book leave during these sought after times. Correctional officers witness throughout their careers, acts of extreme violence and the full depths of human depravity. This will effect all officers differently, as we are all individuals, but you will be effected on some level all the same, nobody will complete a full career at CSC without it changing them somehow.I encourage most people to look elsewhere for employment, it is mostly a negative soul sucking career, but for those with the right disposition and fortitude, the positives are being rewarded with decent pay, medical/dental perks, pension and job security.
Correctional Officer in Springhill, NS
on 6 July 2022
Stressful, boring, nerve wracking, terror filled, funny at times, sad at times, camaraderie, back stabbing, negative and poisonous atmosphere and I shouldn't endorse it but the money is decent
Travailleur général in Laval, QC
on 22 June 2022
Bons avantages, travail dans un milieu difficile
Travailler pour le service correctionnel du canada offre de bons avantages mais vous devez vous attendre à probablement travailler dans un penitencier selon votre corp de métier.
Correctional Officer in British Columbia
on 4 June 2022
Pays well, but a extremely unhealthy work enviroment
The job has good benefits in terms of pay and time off, but it has one of the most toxic work environments in Canada. PTSD rates are extremely high, and staff morale/ job satisfaction has been rated the worst of any federal government agency multiple times. Life expectancy for correctional officers is about 59 yrs of age as a result of job stress, shift work, and a hostile relationship with CSC management .

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Who are the indigenous people in the Canadian Constitution of Canada?

Shared on 30 August 2018

Lots and any depending on the position. Can also include a psychological assessment

Shared on 8 May 2018

Work experience, dealing with people who have mental health issues, basic life skills, and difficult inmates. Educationa background in psychology, social work or the helping progressions. Other interests in life.

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