Pay for Correctional Officer 1:
Year 1 - $ 55970
Year 2 - $ 59329
Year 3 - $ 62888
Year 4 - $ 66660
Year 5 - $ 70663
Pay for Correctional Officer 2:
Year 1 - $ 59398
Year 2 - $ 62962
Year 3 - $ 66739
Year 4 - $ 70742
Year 5 - $ 74985
Oct 25th, 2014 11:56 pm
Pay for Correctional Officer 1:
Oct 26th, 2014 12:39 am
Oct 26th, 2014 12:50 am
Yeah, those are the numbers I was seeing. 70k base pay, but only after 5 years. A new hire would "only" be getting 56k a year. Of course once you factor in OT...
Nov 25th, 2014 5:46 pm
Nov 25th, 2014 5:55 pm
There are many married women on the job who have kids. They will usually say that you miss out a lot on family/friends due to the rotating shifts. There is job security and career enjoyment if you enjoy catching idiots and also helping people.
Feb 13th, 2016 12:25 am
Feb 14th, 2016 12:38 pm
The competition is fierce, for sure.tritium4ever wrote: ↑Sep 1st, 2014 10:30 pmContacts are done entirely through email. You sure you didn't miss your invitation to do the interview or psychological assessment? 85% should be plenty to see you through to the next round.
But yeah, the testing is rough. Apparently the majority of applicants fail one (or both) of the tests, the number I've heard bandied around is that fewer than 20% of applicants make it through the testing stage. Based on the number of people I saw at the subsequent psychological assessment, 20% might even be generous.
Feb 14th, 2016 7:44 pm
I too wrote the test about 10 years ago and passed it, however they weeded me out at the interview stage, which was held at the area office in Mississauga at the time.Octavius wrote: ↑Feb 14th, 2016 12:38 pmThe competition is fierce, for sure.
I actually applied to be a CBSA officer about 10 or so years ago. I went to the testing center (about 1 1/2 hours away at the time) and I wrote the test along with probably ~750-~1000 other people at the same time. Many of these people are screened out at the written testing point.
The test itself is challenging (as opposed to say, difficult). If I recall correctly (and it has been a while) it consisted primarily of your ability to make accurate observations in an extremely short period of time. As a CBSA officer, the reality of your job is that you will be spending at most a couple minutes with each person that goes through the border, and some of these people may be travelling on things other than a Canadian passport (dual citizens, non-citizens). Some of these people have warrants out for their arrest out of Canada/US/Int'l and are fleeing the country....and some of these people are completely innocent travelers who happen to bear an uncanny resemblance to some of these people. Your ability to recall and observe will help keep the border moving smoothly while ensuring public safety and security. There's also a math component to the test.
I made it as far in the process as being asked to get my PAL (firearm's license). At the time, I had 0 interest in this so I dropped out of the competition.
If you're interested, apply, write the test, and see where the chips fall and go from there.
Feb 14th, 2016 8:51 pm
Feb 15th, 2016 5:15 am
Don't worry about the PARE until after you've done the written testing. There's really no point to having it done early, unless other law enforcement jobs you're applying to also need PARE. Be glad they don't also make you get first aid certification like they did in the past.
Feb 15th, 2016 8:32 am
Feb 17th, 2016 12:38 am
Feb 17th, 2016 9:15 pm
You will need to relocate to wherever you're posted. This could be Toronto, or this could be Little Gold Creek, the northern-most land border crossing in Canada (just getting to work from the nearest town is a 90km drive one way...they don't call it "Top of the World Highway" for no reason).
Jun 21st, 2016 4:03 pm
Jun 21st, 2016 11:40 pm