Job requirements

Find out if you have what it takes to be a correctional peace officer (CPO).


  • high school diploma or equivalent
  • 2 years combined of related education and / or experience


  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or eligible to work in Canada
  • valid Class 5 driver's license
  • current driver's abstract
  • current standard first aid
  • current CPR Level-C certification
  • current criminal records check
  • successful completion of the Correctional Officer Physical Abilities Test (COPAT)

Skills and abilities

  • high degree of integrity and maturity
  • sound judgement and common sense
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • function effectively in a team environment
  • confident problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • strong leadership and role model abilities
  • able to function effectively in a potentially hostile work environment
  • basic computer proficiency and keyboarding skills
  • able to accommodate shift work, which includes weekends and holidays