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NOC 4155 – Probation and parole officers and related occupations

To apply under NOC-4155 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Probation and parole officers and related occupations.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Probation and parole officers and related occupations 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.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Probation and parole officers and related occupations. 

NOC 4155 – Probation and parole officers and related occupations: example titles.

  • case management worker – corrections
  • case manager – corrections
  • classification counsellor – corrections
  • classification officer, correctional institution
  • clemency officer – corrections
  • community case manager officer – corrections
  • correctional centre caseworker
  • parole officer
  • parole supervisor
  • probation and parole officer
  • probation officer
  • social assistance program officer – corrections

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.

Additional Information

  • Progression to correctional service management positions is possible with additional training or experience.


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  • Correctional services managers (in 0423 Managers in social, community and correctional services)
  • Social and community service workers (4212)
  • Social workers (4152)

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