Summary Prison Guard in Canada
Find key facts and figures about working as a prison guard. The following information is applicable to all Correctional service officers (NOC 4422).
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.
High school or specific training
High school diploma or occupation-specific training usually required
Median wage in Canada
The job outlook varies across Canada depending on the province or territory.
advertised in Canada
- Escort detainees in transit and during temporary leaves
- Supervise offenders during work assignments, meals and recreation periods
- Patrol assigned areas
- Observe behaviour of offenders and prepare reports
- Prepare admission, program, release, transfer and other reports
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