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Correctional service officers guard prisoners and detainees and maintain order in correctional institutions and other places of detention. They are employed by federal, provincial and municipal governments.
correctional facility guard, correctional service officer, detention attendant, prison guard, supervisor, correctional officers.
- Observe conduct and behaviour of prisoners to prevent disturbances and escapes
- Supervise prisoners during work assignments, meals and recreation periods
- Patrol assigned area and report any problems to supervisor
- Observe behaviour of prisoners and prepare reports
- Escort prisoners 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.
Outlook & Prospects for Correctional Service Officers in Gaspésie -- Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region
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National Outlook – 10-Year Projection (2011-2020)
This section provides labour demand and labour supply projections for this occupation over the 2011-2020 period.
Note: The tables, graphs and middle paragraph shown under this section display updated 2011-2020 projection results. The remaining narrative text (2009-2018 projections) will be updated shortly. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The data in the following table are derived from HRSDC’s Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS). COPS uses a variety of models to produce a detailed 10-year labour market projection per broad skill level and per occupation at the national level, which focuses on the trends of labour supply and labour demand over the next ten years.
This occupation (Correctional Service Officers) is part of a larger occupational group called Other Occupations in Protective Service (NOC 646).
|Occupations in this group||
Sheriffs and Bailiffs (6461)
Correctional Service Officers (6462)
By-Law Enforcement and Other Regulatory Officers, n.e.c. (6463)
Occupations Unique to the Armed Forces (6464)
Other Protective Service Occupations (6465)
|Employment (non-student) in 2010||40,127|
|Median Age of workers in 2010||40|
|Average Retirement Age in 2010||63|
Occupation Projection for Canada
Over the 2008-2010 period, this occupation experienced strong employment growth and a slight decrease in the unemployment rate, which was already at a very low level (2.2% in 2010). Although the average hourly wage did not increase a great deal over this period, it remained one of the highest among occupations that did not require a post-secondary education. According to key labour market indicators, the number of job seekers was insufficient to fill the job openings.
Over the 2011-2020 period, an occupation will be in excess demand (a shortage of workers) if the projected number of job openings is significantly greater than the projected number of job seekers. An occupation will be in excess supply (a surplus of workers) if the projected number of job openings is smaller than the projected number of job seekers. For Other Occupations In Protective Service, over the 2011-2020 period, job openings (arising from expansion demand and replacement demand) are expected to total 10,787 and 12,754 job seekers (arising from school leavers, immigration and mobility) are expected to be available to fill the job openings.
Projections indicate that although there was excess demand for this occupation in recent years, and even though the excess demand should be reabsorbed by the end of the projection period, this situation is expected to continue for several years. Over this period the vast majority of job openings will be due to retirements despite the fact that workers in this occupation retire later than the average for all occupations. The retirement rate for this occupation is similar to the average for all occupations. As for labour supply, nearly all job seekers will come from the school system.
This Chart contains data for Projection of Job Openings vs. Job Seekers for Canada. Information is available in the following tables.
|Other Replacement Demand||1,013||9%|
|Projected Job Openings||10,787||100%|
|Projected Job Seekers||12,754||100%|
In which industry or sector do people in this occupation find jobs in Canada?
This table shows the industry and sectors employing the highest number of people in this occupation.
|Industry / Sector||%|
|Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services||1.70|
|Health care and social assistance||1.60|
What is the proportion of women working in this occupation?
The graph displays the proportion of men and women in this occupation in comparison to the Canadian average across all occupations.
According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), women represented 35% of workers in this occupation, compared to the average of 48% for all occupations.
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
This occupation (Correctional Service Officers) is part of a larger group called Other Occupations in Protective Service (NOC 646). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 73%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.
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