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Reference number: PEN22J-018160-000432
Selection process number: 2022-PEN-EA-PAC-176987
Correctional Service Canada - Pacific Region
Abbotsford (British Columbia), Agassiz (British Columbia), Harrison Mills (British Columbia), Mission (British Columbia)
$69,824 to $114,385 (Salary to be determined based on years of study and experience; plus Correctional Service Specific Duty Allowance of $2,000 per year)

For further information on the organization, please visit Correctional Service Canada

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Closing date: 1 November 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

When submitting your application, you will have to answer questions regarding the education and experience requirements for the position to staff. You must clearly demonstrate with specific examples how you meet these requirements.

If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. This will enable you to provide proof that your foreign credentials are comparable to Canadian Standards when applying for a job in the public service. The public service recognizes Foreign Educational Credentials as long as they are deemed comparable to Canadian standards, through a recognized credential assessment service.
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Only on-line applications will be accepted in order to take advantage of the many benefits of using the electronic recruitment system. Please communicate with the contact person to discuss alternative methods if online application is impossible. To submit an application online, please select the button “Apply Online”.


This position provides a comprehensive programme in basic academic education, assesses the academic needs and abilities of inmates through testing; coordinates correspondence courses; provides individualized instruction; develops individual educational plans; assists in inventory control; and performs other duties related to the position.

Work environment

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is a key player in public safety. We are responsible for the supervision and reintegration of offenders serving sentences of two years or more. On a typical day, we manage approximately 15,000 offenders placed within our 43 institutions and more than 8,500
offenders under supervision in the community.

We are building a strong, vibrant, and diverse team of professionals. CSC has been widely recognized as an international leader in correctional justice. We offer a variety of work locations with challenges and impacts like no other organization in Canada.

CSC supports professional growth. We offer career development opportunities and we believe in continuous learning throughout your career.

Intent of the process

Results of this process will be to create a pool of qualified candidates from which future indeterminate, specified period and/or casual vacancies may be filled. This process may be used to staff similar positions in the Pacific Region.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in education, linguistics, sociology, psychology, mathematics, physics, home economics or some other speciality relevant to the position (e.g. Adult education, English, history, geography, learning disabilities, English as a second language, etc.).

Degree equivalency

Possession of an acceptable teaching certificate from a province or territory of Canada and eligibility for a valid teaching certificate from the British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch

One year recent experience teaching academic subject matter to adults and/or at risk youth in a classroom setting. (Note: “Recent is defined as within the last four years. “Experience” includes Teacher-on-Call and student teaching practicums, using Canadian provincial/territorial curriculum. “Classroom setting” is defined as a classroom with 10 or more students.)

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Possession of current and valid professional certification with British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch

Experience in teaching Mathematics curriculum from grades 1 to 12
Experience in teaching English curriculum from grades 1 to 12
Experience in teaching adults with special learning needs and/or at risk youth with special learning needs.
Experience in teaching Adult Basic Education
Experience in teaching English as a Second Language
Experience in teaching Basic Computer Literacy
Experience in teaching Indigenous adults and/or at risk Indigenous youth
Experience working in a correctional environment (institutional or community office)

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of relevant legislation and policy related to Correctional Education
Knowledge of different teaching methods

Ability to manage and motivate adult learners in a classroom setting
Ability to assess student academic progress toward mastery of subject matter.
Ability to assess the suitability of instructional materials.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Sensitivity to Diversity

**Sensitivity to women’s issues: to have a willingness to effectively intervene with women offenders and have the capacity to work in a women-centered environment.

**Note: For appointment only at Fraser Valley Institution

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

To support employment equity objectives, increased representation of employment equity groups.
To support diversity and inclusion, increased representation of a member of an equity-seeking group.
To meet business objectives, increased representation of a member of an equity-seeking group.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Possession of current and valid professional certification with British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

An inventory advertisement allows a continuous intake of applications, over as long a period as desired. Once a candidate has submitted their application it will stay active in the inventory (assuming it meets the essential screening criteria) for 180 days. At the end of that period, candidates will need to refresh their application to ensure it stays active in the inventory. 15 days prior to the end of the 180 day period, candidates will receive a notice to their PSRS profile instructing them that their application will expire unless it is refreshed. Candidates are also able to withdraw their application from the inventory anytime they desire.

If you are found unsuccessful during any point of the process your application will not be considered again until 120 days has elapsed from the date of your elimination notification. After 120 days, you may submit a new application.

Communication throughout the process may be used to assess the following merit criterion:
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
- Personal Suitability

PLEASE NOTE: All communication for this process, including test results, will be by e-mail or via your Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) account. Please ensure that your e-mail address is valid and accepts messages from unknown users. It is your responsibility to regularly verify your e-mail, spam and PSRS account for all communications regarding this selection process.

Candidates must be prepared to provide original proof of education (including equivalencies). Failure to do so, by the deadline requested, may result in you not being considered for this pool.

Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/

A written exam will be administered.

Interviews will be conducted.

Reference checks will be conducted.

Ensure that you read the invitation to the examination and interview thoroughly and follow any directions for documents that may be required at the time of the assessment.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Cynthia Woodward, A/HR Advisor Developmental
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