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NOC 4422 – Correctional service officers

To apply under NOC-4422 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Correctional service officers.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

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.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Correctional service officers. 

NOC 4422 – Correctional service officers: example titles.

  • convict guard
  • correctional facility guard
  • correctional institution guard
  • correctional institution head matron
  • correctional officer
  • correctional officers supervisor
  • correctional service officer
  • correctional services unit supervisor
  • corrections officer
  • detention attendant
  • detention guard
  • escort – correctional services
  • head correctional officer
  • head matron – correctional service
  • institution guard – correctional service
  • jail guard
  • jailer
  • matron – correctional service
  • penal institution guard
  • penitentiary guard
  • prison guard
  • prison officer
  • reformatory guard

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.


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