Probation and parole officers and related

Probation and parole officers and related

NOC
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- Probation and parole officers and related occupations

Monitor the conduct of criminal offenders serving probation, or the reintegration of criminal offenders conditionally released on parole, or develop rehabilitation programs for inmates.

Quick facts

3-Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3-Year Job Openings

6
 

Median Hourly Wage

$31.07
$24.76
Low
$44.10
High

Median Salary

$75,870
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

125
 

% Working Full Time

97%
 

% Working Full Year

75%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Probation officers monitor the conduct and behaviour of criminal offenders serving probation terms. Parole officers monitor the reintegration of criminal offenders serving the remainder of sentences while conditionally released into the community on parole. Classification officers assess inmates and develop rehabilitation programs for criminal offenders who are incarcerated in correctional facilities. They are employed by federal and provincial governments and work in the community and in correctional facilities.

Main Duties

Probation and parole officers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Interview offenders, police, family, friends, school authorities and employers to prepare pre-sentence reports and assess offenders' prospects for successful reintegration into the community
  • Plan rehabilitation programs with offenders, establishing rules of conduct, goals and objectives
  • Refer offenders to community and social service programs, as required
  • Supervise the terms of a probation order and attend court
  • Interview probationers and parolees regularly to evaluate their progress in accomplishing goals and maintaining the terms specified in their probation contracts and rehabilitation plans
  • Recommend remedial action or initiate court action when terms of probation or parole are violated
  • May perform administrative duties and supervise support staff
  • May participate in policy development.

Classification officers, correctional institutions, perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Interview inmates to assess adjustment problems and develop suitable rehabilitation programs
  • Prepare classification reports recommending type of incarceration and types of interventions considered most beneficial for the rehabilitation of the inmates
  • Plan rehabilitation programs with offenders, identifying needs and setting out goals and objectives
  • Liaise with the inmates' families and contacts in the community to maintain established bonds outside of the institution
  • Advise and counsel inmates regarding their problems and evaluate their progress.

Also Known As

  • case manager - corrections
  • classification officer - correctional institution
  • parole officer
  • probation officer
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in social work, criminology, psychology, sociology or other related social science discipline is required.
  • A master's degree in social work, criminology, psychology or other related social science discipline may be required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

75.0%
Female
25.0%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

0.0%
15-24
34.4%
25-34
43.8%
35-44
15.6%
45-54
6.3%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
0.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
9.4%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
90.6%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

93.9%
Public administration
6.1%
Health care and social assistance
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

15.60%
Northeast
50.00%
Southeast
12.50%
Southwest
15.60%
Central
6.30%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$80,052
Northeast
$82,518
Southeast
N/A
Southwest
N/A
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available

Southeast

$31.07
$24.76
Low
$44.10
High
No Data Available
No Data Available
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$75,870

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$73,034

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$75,870

Newfoundland

$76,361

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$75,742

Canada

$73,099
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3-Year

6
 

New Jobs: 3-Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3-Year

6
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10-Year

23
 

New Jobs: 10-Year

5
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10-Year

17