Correctional Service Canada

Federal Corrections has changed their process and are no longer using scenario based role-playing exercises. The new process and testing involves the Written Communication Proficiency Test (WCPT), the General Competency Test Level 1 (GCT) and the Situational Judgment Test (SJT).

You can find out more information on the process directly from Corrections Canada here.


Federal Corrections has implemented the Written Communication Proficiency Test as an evaluation tool for applicants. The minimum pass score on the exam is 18, but Federal Corrections may consider applicants with stronger marks first. The WCPT covers the following areas:
  1. Grammar
  2. Punctuation
  3. Fill in the blank
  4. Ordering sentences
  5. Reading comprehension

GCT Test

Federal Corrections has implemented the General Competency Test as an evaluation tool for applicants. We recommend you work through our practice exercises for both the GCT 1 & 2 for as much practice as possible. The GCT covers the following areas:
  1. Understanding Written Materia
  2. Solving Numerical Problems
  3. Drawing Logical Conclusions

SJT Test

The Situational Judgment Test (SJT) built for Corrections and Emergency Services assesses judgment required for problem solving in Work-related situations. The SJT covers the following areas:
  1. Work Related Encounters
  2. Dealing with Teams
  3. Workplace Scenarios

Practice Tests

Access the WCPT, GCT and SJT practice tests here:

Corrections Hiring Prep


Every year approximately 2,000 people apply for a career with Corrections Canada. It is a very competitive process involving 6 components before you begin your career. Below is a brief description of the process. It is important to review the teaching material under the "Preparation" tab to ensure you are prepared for handing in your resume, performing your interviews and writing your exams.

Resume / Cover Letter

You will be required to submit a resume and cover letter explaining why you wish to have a career with Corrections Canada, how you are qualified, and why you should be selected. Recruiters with this organization seek as much information as possible. The information should be organized and relevant. Do not be afraid to submit a resume that is 2-3 pages in length. Read further information in the "Resume" teaching material.


Interviews with Corrections Canada are behavioural and values based. It is important to research and have knowledge of Corrections Canada, but you are not required to have knowledge of corrections procedures. Review additional material in our "Interview" teaching section.

Telephone Check

Corrections Canada will perform a telephone check of family members, friends, employers and references.

Medical / Background Check

A thorough background and medical check is performed including criminal and credit checks.

College Training

If successful, you will be invited to attend a 13-week training program involving eleven weeks of college and two weeks of institutional training. After successfully completing this program, you will be hired with Corrections Canada.

Role Play Assessments

Although the Role Play Assessments are not explicitly used at this time we believe it may be beneficial for you to be comfortable with these type of scenarios. You may access the scenarios here.