Correctional Service Officers Salary Canada

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Average Correctional Service Officer’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Correctional Service Officers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4422.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: correctional service officer, prison guard, prison officer and correctional officers supervisor.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $33.97 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $24.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $50,000 – $70,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future. The majority of job openings will be due to retirements.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Correctional Service Officers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1)28.5233.9742.642017
Edmonton – Alberta*(1)28.5233.9742.642017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia21.0030.0040.87 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 21.00 30.9539.90 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 12.4728.8537.022016
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1)22.1232.1738.692016
Toronto – Ontario26.4432.0046.702016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario25.0032.6446.702016
Ottawa – Ontario25.0032.6446.702016
London – Ontario25.0032.6446.702016
Prince Edward Island 10.7524.0026.702014
Montreal – Quebec20.0028.0036.062016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan16.1031.0039.422016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Supervising prisoners’ daily routine
›› Observing the behaviour of prisoners
›› Preparing reports relating to prisoners
›› Escorting prisoners in transit and during temporary leaves
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for occupations in care providers and educational, legal and public protection support occupations, which includes correctional service officers is $23.47. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $751, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $39,000.

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