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Old 01-15-2012, 08:15 PM   #1
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Hi, not sure if I'm posting in the right forum, sorry for noobness.

I'm doing an assignment regarding corrections officers, and apparently there is a shortage in Canada? I can't seem to find any news articles, stats, or anything claiming such a statement. If any of you know of such articles, or have knowledge of this shortage, please post your inputs. Thanks!
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Hi, not sure if I'm posting in the right forum, sorry for noobness.

I'm doing an assignment regarding corrections officers, and apparently there is a shortage in Canada? I can't seem to find any news articles, stats, or anything claiming such a statement. If any of you know of such articles, or have knowledge of this shortage, please post your inputs. Thanks!
I'm assuming you are referring to CSC as you said "in Canada?" Provincial corrections has been dealing with chronic staffing shortages for as long as I can remember, most notably in the first half of the millennium. These days the focus is more on the BC Sheriffs experiencing the most attention for staff shortages.

Keep in mind, virtually all areas of public safety have staff shortages. Even when they cease hiring to slim excess positions, there are still reports of staff shortages. There is simply never the budget for proper staff, and all the bureaucrats play it up to cover their own mismanagement.

Within the CSC, I'm not aware of any major staff shortages that have been newsworthy or had a large impact, mind you I'm not working in that industry. However with the expansion of the Con's federal prison program, there is an enormous hiring push expected in the near future, as current levels of staff are severely inadequate - I believe it is in the thousands of new hires?

Either way, maybe the best person to help you with your homework is your teacher or classmates? Geez, what'd people do before the internet and message boards ?
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Staffing crisis prompts protests at B.C. correctional centres | National Union of Public and General Employees

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Well, my family has done their part. My sister is a parole officer and was a CO, her ex-husband is a CO and her current husband is a CO. All federal.
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My roommate is a PO and my brother's GF works for corrections Ontario.

What I've gotten from them is that many in Corrections abuse stress leave as extended vacation cause they can, which is causing the rest to pick up the slack.

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I've actually heard from a couple corrections officers that it's pretty competitive to get into.
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I'm assuming you are referring to CSC as you said "in Canada?" Provincial corrections has been dealing with chronic staffing shortages for as long as I can remember, most notably in the first half of the millennium. These days the focus is more on the BC Sheriffs experiencing the most attention for staff shortages.

Keep in mind, virtually all areas of public safety have staff shortages. Even when they cease hiring to slim excess positions, there are still reports of staff shortages. There is simply never the budget for proper staff, and all the bureaucrats play it up to cover their own mismanagement.

Within the CSC, I'm not aware of any major staff shortages that have been newsworthy or had a large impact, mind you I'm not working in that industry. However with the expansion of the Con's federal prison program, there is an enormous hiring push expected in the near future, as current levels of staff are severely inadequate - I believe it is in the thousands of new hires?

Either way, maybe the best person to help you with your homework is your teacher or classmates? Geez, what'd people do before the internet and message boards ?
I'm doing this for an HR project and the teacher said that this shortage was news to her and I've been googling tons and mostly what I see are shortages of corrections officers in Mexico... lol

Thanks for your info!
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I've actually heard from a couple corrections officers that it's pretty competitive to get into.
My sister had a fairly easy time competition wise-let's face facts, she's a girl. She did have a hard time with the physical testing. She's not your typical CO officer woman in any way.

Her ex had a hard time. He was just one of many and had to re-apply multiple times.

Pretty sweet deal for her. They covered a % of her remaining education that she did while on mat leave and came back and got fat promotions into parole, which is hugely competitive. Much like prisoners, everyone wants to escape prison.
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I'm doing this for an HR project and the teacher said that this shortage was news to her and I've been googling tons and mostly what I see are shortages of corrections officers in Mexico... lol


I think they also have lots of Police openings. They fired the entire force in one city for drug corruption.
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