Carpenters, have you considered a job helping offenders learn the trade? CORCAN has a job for you!
Correctional Service Canada
Campbellford, ON
CORCAN Construction Carpenter - Correctional Service of Canada
Campbellford (Ontario), Gravenhurst (Ontario), Kingston (Ontario), Kitchener (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario)
$28.22 to $30.68 per hour (in addition to the basic rate of pay, additional compensation could be provided to persons appointed to a position, as it relates to working with offenders and/or training of inmates)
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Closing date: N/A

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


Get to know the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC):
The Correctional Service of Canada, as part of the criminal justice system and respecting the rule of law, contributes to public safety by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens, while exercising reasonable, safe, secure and humane control.

CORCAN, as part of the Correctional Service of Canada, is responsible for the Employment and Employability Program for offenders serving a federal sentence. CORCAN support and operates a wide variety of interventions in federal institutions as well as for offenders under community supervision. Tradesperson positions with CORCAN provide a unique opportunity to conduct duties related to the trade in a correctional environment (institution and community based), providing on the job, vocational and apprenticeship training for offenders who are assigned to CORCAN job sites. Learn more about CORCAN at

The positions are located in federal correctional institutions or community based locations where CORCAN operates vocational training centers or is completing projects. Tradespersons employed in these areas are responsible to support the completion of products for clients while directly supervising and supporting employment and employability skills acquisition of offenders assigned to training in these locations. All incumbents must be willing to work on a regular basis within a federal correctional environment (institution and community), including direct interaction and supervision of offenders. Incumbents also have regular contact with other areas of CSC and the government, as well as clients, stakeholder groups and members of the public. Learn more about CORCAN business lines at

Intent of the process
This inventory is intended to staff positions with various linguistic profiles, various security profiles, and at various locations across Ontario. This includes various tenures such as (indeterminate, term and casual position). Consequently, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

NOTE: This inventory may be used to staff similar positions in the Correctional Services of Canada in other locations.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

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

Possession of a valid Provincial or Inter-provincial Journeyman Certificate as a Carpenter, which is valid in the designated province of work, or journeyman certification accepted by the provincial governing body as equivalent to practice carpentry in the designated province of work.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
English Essential
French Essential
Bilingual (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements

Ability to motivate and instruct others to learn construction industry skills
Ability to communicate effectively orally
Ability to communicate effectively in writing

Effective Interpersonal Skills
Results oriented
Attention to detail.

Willingness and ability to travel occasionally
Willingness and ability to work overtime when required
Willingness and ability to work shift work when required

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

Possession of a valid driver’s license.

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

Please ensure that you read all points listed below, as this section contains important information about the application process.

The information you will be providing in this application must be true and may be verified.

1. Correctional Service of Canada is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. Consideration may be given to qualified candidates who self-declare as members of one of the following employment equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, visible minorities and women.

2. Various methods of assessment may be used (i.e.: written examination, interview, reference check, etc.). Candidate application and resume may be utilized to assess ability to communicate effectively in writing

3. Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. You are asked to indicate your preferred official language in your application.

4. Depending on the number of candidates, various volume management strategies may be used for the purpose of managing applications/candidates, assessment invitation, pool creation and/or selection decisions such as, but not limited to, invoking one or more of the asset experience, applying a top-down selection, cut-off scores.


5. For this selection process, we will communicate with you by email. You must provide a valid email address to which you wish to receive communication regarding this selection process. You must ensure to check/view yourr email accounts including spam, promotion or other folders regularly as there may be a deadline for responses. Candidates who respond past the deadline risk being removed from the selection process.


6. To submit an application on-line, please select the button "Apply Online" below
  • You will be asked to submit your résumé; and,
  • You will be asked to indicate YES or NO to certain experience criteria which are deemed an asset and may be used to select candidates for assessment.
If you are unable to submit your application online or prefer to submit your resume by email :
  • Please submit your application directly to the following email address :
specify the selection process in the subject line (2019-PEN-EA-NAT-147870-ONT); and,
  • Please include your résumé which must indicate all the experience you have acquired as a carpenter, or in other construction related duties, in as much detail as possible as asset experience may be used to select candidates for assessment .
  • Please include also the Occupational Certification and indicate clearly which office location you would like to work.
  • Additional information required may be sought by assessment board during the assessment process.
Please clearly identify in your application, the locations listed in this advertisement where you are willing to work.

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, 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.