Correctional service officers

Correctional service officers

NOC
4422

Guard offenders and detainees and maintain order in correctional institutions and other places of detention.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

54
 

Median Hourly Wage

$30.80
$24.86
Low
$48.08
High

Median Salary

$59,207
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

781
 

% Working Full Time

94%
 

% Working Full Year

78%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

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. Correctional service officers who are supervisors are included in this unit group.

Main Duties

Correctional service officers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Observe conduct and behaviour of offenders and detainees to prevent disturbances and escapes
  • Supervise offenders during work assignments, meals and recreation periods
  • Patrol assigned area and report any problems to supervisor
  • Conduct security checks and scanning of visitors, inmates and their cells, working areas and recreational activity areas
  • Observe behaviour of offenders and prepare reports
  • Escort detainees in transit and during temporary leaves
  • Prepare admission, program, release, transfer and other reports
  • May supervise and co-ordinate work of other correctional service officers.

Also Known As

  • correctional facility guard
  • correctional officers supervisor
  • correctional service officer
  • prison guard
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Post-secondary education in correctional services, police studies or criminology may be required.
  • Correctional officer recruits must successfully complete the Correctional Service of Canada training course to be employed by federal institutions.
  • Correctional officer recruits are usually required to complete a basic training course to be employed by provincial/territorial institutions.
  • Physical agility, strength and fitness requirements must be met.
  • Correctional service supervisors require experience as a correctional service officer.
  • First aid certification and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training are usually 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.

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21.9%
Female
78.1%
Male
Employment by age

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

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12.7%
15-24
23.4%
25-34
33.7%
35-44
22.0%
45-54
7.3%
55-64
1.0%
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
15.5%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
5.3%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
65.1%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
14.1%
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.

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94.1%
Public administration
2.5%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
2.5%
Health care and social assistance
1.0%
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.

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40.90%
Northeast
38.40%
Southeast
11.30%
Southwest
3.00%
Central
6.40%
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.

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$58,311
Northeast
$81,625
Southeast
$52,826
Southwest
$62,891
Central
$51,886
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.

Northeast

$30.08
$22.12
Low
$46.15
High

Southeast

$36.25
$27.24
Low
$48.08
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

$59,207

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$71,600

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

New Brunswick

$59,207

Newfoundland

$74,438

Prince Edward Island

$54,031

Nova Scotia

$73,309

Canada

$72,483
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

54
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

54
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

190
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

7
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

185