The Saskatchewan Corrections 11-week ITP is for recruits who have applied to the positions of Correctional Officer, Facility Youth Worker, Parental Care Worker and Mental Health Correctional Officer. Additional weeks of facility-specific training allow recruits to familiarize themselves with the operations of their assigned facility. The training is practical and skills development-based, equipping recruits to assume their role. Professionalism, respect for the law, and skill development — founded upon best practices — are emphasized throughout.
Training attendance is paid. Training is offered in North Battleford, Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Regina. If you are not headquartered (assigned to work) in a facility in those cities, the Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety will reimburse you for costs associated with lodging and meals.
The ITP learning modules address several important themes including the following:
- Correctional System Orientation
- Effective Communication
- Offender Programs and Services
- Workplace Safety and Security
- Force Options
- Mental Health
- Engagement and Intervention
- Core Correctional Practices
Accommodations for Induction Training Program
Reasonable accommodations (like religious accommodations and accommodations for diverse abilities) will be granted unless such accommodation would cause undue hardship to the employer. Accommodations will be granted in accordance with the Public Service Commission's policy on Employment Accommodation.
Recruits are responsible for:
- attending and participating in all sessions of ITP;
- abiding by the rules and requirements;
- complying with the Code of Professional Conduct and any applicable policies;
- preparing for all exams;
- asking questions during all phases of ITP;
- completing all parts of ITP; and
- returning any items issued during ITP if the recruit does not complete the program for any reason.