Correctional service officers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 4422  ยท  Browse All Occupations

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.

Alternate Job 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
  • Correctional Facility Guard
  • Correctional Officers Supervisor
  • Correctional Service Officer
  • Prison Guard
  • Detention Attendant

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for correctional service officers.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $64,777
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $73,312
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $44,380
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $77,098
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for correctional service officers.

Gender Median Income
Male $77,098
Female $73,027
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for correctional service officers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 10
25 to 34 years 90
35 to 44 years 95
45 to 54 years 150
55 to 64 years 85
65 to 74 years 15
75 years and over 0
Total 460
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for correctional service officers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 115
Part Time 355
Total 465
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for correctional service officers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 260
Female 190
Total 455
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for correctional service officers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 455
Self Employed 0
Total 460
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for correctional service officers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 455
Unemployed 10
Total 460
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for correctional service officers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 10
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 105
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 15
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 220
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 15
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 110
Total 465
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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