Correctional Service Officer
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Correctional Service Officers guard offenders and detainees and maintain order in correctional institutions and other places of detention. They are employed by federal, provincial and municipal governments. (National Occupational Classification)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- OCCinfo by alis (includes video) - Alberta-based occupational information
- Sokanu: Corrections Officer - occupational profile and videos
- What do CSC Employees Do? - job profiles from the Correctional Service Canada
- Careers in Justice: Correctional Officer - CliquezJustice.ca (JustJustice.ca)
- Article: What It's Like to Be a Prison Guard in... - Vancouver magazine
- Article: What It’s Really Like to Be a Guard at a Max-Security Women’s Prison - Flaremagazine
Completion of secondary school is required. Post-secondary education in correctional services, police studies or criminology may be required (NOC). Please view the links below to learn more about educational programs and employment requirements and contact Correctional Service Canada and the Manitoba Justice for more information.
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Labour market information
Labour market information informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts.
- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- Correctional Officer Salaries - Manitoba Justice
- I want to be a Correctional Officer. What will my salary be? - The Globe & Mail
Professional associations organize events and directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities are also available. This is a great way to learn and network.
- Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO)
- Canadian Criminal Justice Association
- Manitoba Criminal Justice Association
- American Correctional Association (ACA)
- American Jail Association
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- Manitoba Justice Adult Correctional Centres and Youth Correctional Centres
- Correctional Service of Canada- National facility directory
- International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA)
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