Food Distribution Helper / Cook’s Helper
Correctional Service Canada
Edmonton, AB
Correctional Service Canada
Drumheller (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Grande Cache (Alberta), Innisfail (Alberta), Maskwacis (Alberta), Abbotsford (British Columbia), Agassiz (British Columbia), Mission (British Columbia), Victoria (British Columbia), Stony Mountain (Manitoba), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Dorchester (New Brunswick), Renous (New Brunswick), Springhill (Nova Scotia), Truro (Nova Scotia), Campbellford (Ontario), Gravenhurst (Ontario), Kingston (Ontario), Kitchener (Ontario), Cowansville (Québec), Donnacona (Québec), Drummondville (Québec), Joliette (Québec), La Macaza (Québec), Laval (Québec), Port-Cartier (Québec), Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines (Québec), Duck Lake (Saskatchewan), Maple Creek (Saskatchewan), Prince Albert (Saskatchewan), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
GS-FOS-02, GS-FOS-03
$17.58 to $22.36 per hour (Plus Inmate Training Differential and Penological Factor Allowance)
For further information on the organization, please visit Correctional Service Canada

Closing date: N/A

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

Important messages
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.

Your application in this inventory will be active for 90 days. A notice that your application is about to expire will be posted to the My Jobs menu of your account 10 days before the end of your active period. If you do not take action, your application will no longer be active and therefore no longer considered for this inventory. Should your application become inactive while the process is still open, a notice will be posted to your account indicating that your application has expired; you may select the link "Update my Inventory Status" to reaffirm your interest.

Work environment
Working in a correctional institutional environment with offenders and staff members.

Provision of assistance in the preparation, distribution and service of meals and preparation and distribution of groceries to offenders in an institution of the Correctional Service of Canada or a Regional Food Production Centre (RFPC).

Training of offenders in the area of Food Services to improve their employability skills and behaviours.

Intent of the process
A pool of partially / fully assessed candidates may be established through this selection process to staff positions with various tenures and language requirements across Canada. A local pool of qualified candidates may be established for acting appointments.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

A covering letter in 1,000 words (maximum) "For the GS-FOS-03 position only: Do you have experience in the preparation and distribution of short order cooking? If yes, please describe your experience by using concrete examples. If no, please indicate YOU DO NOT HAVE THIS EXPERIENCE."

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

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

Successful completion of two years of secondary school or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Degree equivalency


For GS-FOS-03 and GS-FOS-02 positions:
Recent experience working in food services within a commercial or institutional setting


Experience working with cash register or Point of sale system

Experience working in a correctional environment (institutional or community office)


Knowledge of food preparation and service techniques (e.g. portion control, measuring ingredients, operating kitchen equipment etc.)

Knowledge of preparation and food handling procedures

Knowledge of workplace safety requirements, hygiene and sanitation practices

Knowledge of safe lifting and carrying techniques


Ability to perform simple mathematical calculations accurately

Ability to communicate effectively orally

Ability to provide training


Work in a team



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

Successful completion of a secondary school diploma

Possession of a valid recognized Safe Food Handling Program certification

Professional Culinary Art diploma

Degree equivalency


Experience working with cash register or Point of sale system

Experience working in a correctional environment (institutional or community office)

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

Information on language requirements

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

Conditions of Employment:
Willingness to work overtime on short notice

Willingness to work shift work (evening, weekends, statutory holidays)

Willingness to work with federally incarcerated offenders

Other information
We will only accept on-line applications received via the site

You MUST use the ON-LINE application form. Please note that an e-mail is NOT considered an 'on-line' application for the purposes of this selection process. To submit an application on-line, please select the button "Apply Online" below.

Persons with a disability preventing them from applying on-line should contact us at 1-800-645-5605.

Applicants are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice. Please indicate your preferred official language in your application.

A random or top-down selection may be used at any stage of the process.

You will be required to provide proof of your educational credentials..

COMMUNICATION FOR THIS INVENTORY will be sent by email. Candidates must check their email accounts frequently as there may be new communication regarding this inventory or a deadline for response. Responses provided after the indicated deadline may not be accepted. Candidates must include in their application a valid email address that is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users; some email systems block these types of email. Ensure to check/view your spam folder regularly.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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

Information on the preference to veterans

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