Corrections Northern Recruitment Training Program (CNRTP)

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Justice
Job ID: 22729
Wage: See "Salary Information" below.
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Sep 30, 2022

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


Job Information 

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!

The Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT) recognizes the value of employment to support and invest in northern residents.  Corrections Service is accepting expressions of interest from Northern Residents within 100KM of Yellowknife for the Corrections Northern Recruitment Training Program (CNRTP) nine weeks training opportunity, in Yellowknife beginning November 24, 2022. This program is offered by the Department of Justice to provide Northerners with growth, development and technical skills required to work in Northwest Territories facilities. Successful graduates of the program (in-class and Mentorship) will qualify to apply on future Indeterminate, Term or Relief positions as they become available at our Yellowknife, Hay River or Fort Smith facilities.

The CNRTP program consists of seven weeks in-class and 14 Mentorship shifts (approximately 3-4 weeks) that will be completed immediately following the in-class sessions (total time of program is approximately 11- 12 weeks) - on the job training with mentors at the North Slave Correctional Complex in Yellowknife. 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 $23.70 per hour and a northern allowance of $1.90 per hour.

Successful trainees of the in-class portion will receive a casual pay of $38.23 for the duration of the on-the-job mentorship within a correctional facility (as well as $1.90/hr northern allowance).

Full time and Relief Corrections Officers are paid at a salary that ranges from $40.91 to $48.86

Paid for 3 stat holidays, Christmas, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day

Program will run from Nov 24, 2022 to January 19, 2023 followed by on the job learning through a mentorship from January 25 – Feb 14, 2023


To be eligible for this exciting program, you must be a current resident of the Northwest Territories and meet upon the following criteria.  Please include with your application the following information:

  • Proof of High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Proof of Possession of a valid class 5 driver’s license with ability to obtain a class 4 driver’s license within 4 months of hire
  • Possession of valid Standard First Aid and CPR certification or able to qualify for certification before course completion date
  • Satisfactory vulnerable criminal records check
  • Satisfactory medical assessment
  • Your affirmative action status, updated contact information including your email address, phone number, your permanent NORTHERN residence address.

*Appointments for the Criminal records check and Medical assessment will be scheduled by the Corrections Service*.

The Affirmative Action Policy will be applied in 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: September 30, 2022 

How to Apply

To be considered for this exciting training opportunity, apply online today and start on the road to a rewarding career in the Public Service as a member of the Corrections team.

*Please note when uploading documents to e-Recruit please upload all documents as one, failure to provide these documents with your resume may result in your application being denied*

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