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Correctional Officer I

Website Correctional Service Canada

Correctional officers (COs) maintain the safety and security of federal penitentiaries. We are looking for the following locations: Abbotsford, BC; Agassiz, BC; Bath, ON; Campbellford, ON; Cowansville, QC; Donnacona, QC; Dorchester, NB; Drumheller, AB; Drummondville, QC; Edmonton, AB; Grande Cache, AB; Gravenhurst, ON; Innisfail, AB; Kingston, ON; Laval, QC; La Macaza, QC; Mission, BC; Port-Cartier, QC; Prince Albert, SK; Renous, NB; Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, QC; Saskatoon, SK; Springhill, NS; Stony Mountain, MB; Winnipeg, MB.


  • supervise and interact with offenders
  • regularly watch for signs that the safety of others or security of the institution might be at risk
  • take appropriate security measures when necessary

Institutions operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. COs work in shifts, including some weekends and statutory holidays. They occasionally need to work overtime.

As a correctional officer, you will:

  • conduct routine patrols and inmate count
  • supervise inmate movement and escort inmates both inside and outside the institution
  • search cells, offenders, visitors, vehicles, living units, and surrounding areas
  • conduct security checks and perform other duties as necessary
  • verify safety equipment
  • draft daily logs
  • submit reports
  • brief visitors, volunteers, and other criminal justice professionals who enter the institution

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