Corrections Northern Recruitment Training Program

Job Summary

Location: Fort Smith
Department: Justice
Job ID: 19353
Wage: See "Salary Information" below.
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Nov 27, 2020

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to Indigenous Aboriginal residents living within 25 kilometres of Fort Smith, NT

Department Information

The mandate of the Department of Justice is to administer justice, including policing, community justice, victims services and corrections in the Northwest Territories. This mandate will be carried out in a manner which respects community and indigenous values and encourages communities to assume increasing responsibilities.

Job Information

Corrections Northern Recruitment Training Program 
Department of Justice Corrections Service
Classes from February 8 - March 17, 2021 in Fort Smith
This competition is limited to Indigenous Aboriginal residents in the South Slave community of Fort Smith
Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding career? Are you interested in having a positive impact on people's lives?  If the answer is YES, we want to hear from you!
Corrections Service is accepting expressions of interest from Northern Residents for the Corrections Northern Recruitment Training Program (CNRTP) eight week training opportunity, in Fort Smith beginning February 8, 2021. This program is offered by the Department of Justice to provide Northerners with the technical skills required to work in NWT facilities. The intent is for successful graduates of the program to qualify and apply on permanent or relief on-call positions at the South Mackenzie Correctional Centre in Hay River and the Fort Smith Correctional Complex in Fort Smith.
This program consists of approximately six weeks in-class and 14 shadow shifts at a facility. As a trainee, you learn to perform a variety of security functions to ensure the safe care, custody and control of inmates as well as the safety of staff and the public.  You will develop your interpersonal skills and professionalism to establish and maintain positive relationships with inmates, staff and the public to assist and encourage inmate's safe re-integration back to the community.
Interested applicants must have the ability to work with a team, have good written and verbal communication skills, exhibit good judgment, be computer literate and be independent self-starters who are able to work under minimal supervision.  Cross-cultural experience is a definite asset. You must be of good physical condition as necessary for running, climbing, standing, squatting, to drag, carry and lift persons and objects and for sitting for prolonged periods of time and possess sufficient strength and dexterity to restrain persons safely and to hear and be heard in noisy group situations. You must demonstrate a sound aptitude and appropriate attitude for work in this challenging field. Before applying we encourage you to review the Corrections Officer job description to ensure this is a line of work you are interested in.
Trainees will receive a training allowance of $23.00 per hour and a northern allowance.
Acceptance to the program is contingent upon the following:
High School Diploma or equivalent
Possession of a valid class 5 driver's license with ability to obtain a class 4 driver's license within 4 months of hire
Satisfactory criminal records check
Satisfactory medical assessment
Standard first aid and CPR or the ability to obtain before the completion of the training program
If this program interests you, please submit your resume and cover letter telling us why you are interested. You must include proof of your education, and driver’s license with your resume. Failure to provide these documents with your resume may result in your application being denied. (when uploading documents lo eRecruit please upload all documents as one).
The Affirmative Action Policy will be applied in filling seats for this training opportunity therefore candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.
The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace. If you have a disability and require accommodation you are encouraged to identify your needs.
Application Deadline: November 27, 2020 @ 2359pm MST
Job Code: 19353
Apply online today and start on the road to a rewarding career in the Public Service as a member of the Corrections team
HR e-Recruit inquiries only:
Program inquiries please visit:  or contact:
Andrea Steed
CNTRP Coordinator
Department of Justice, Corrections Service GNWT
Ph: 867-872-6563
Fax: 867-872-6596


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 876
Tel (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Casual Employment

This job opening is for casual employment opportunities with the Department of Justice. 

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 19353       

Closing Date: November 27, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Time


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $23.00 per hour plus an annual Northern Allowance.