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Wages and Benefits

We offer competitive salaries which are indicated in our job advertisements on the Careers in the Saskatchewan Public Service website. Click on permanent full-time, permanent part-time or non-permanent and utilize the advanced search function to search Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety to find jobs in corrections.

Employees receive a comprehensive benefits package including pension, extended health and dental, life insurance and long-term disability. We offer vacation, earned days off (EDO) and various other types of leave. Employees in correctional facilities benefit from an enhanced pension plan that sees government contributions exceeding those normally allocated to provincial employees.

Hours of Work

Correctional facilities are a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week work environment. It is imperative that staffing levels are sufficient at all times to maintain the safety and security of all staff, offenders and the community. As such, and unless indicated otherwise in careers advertisements, Custody Service Employees are required to work a variety of shifts (days, afternoons, nights) on weekdays, weekends and on statutory holidays, sometimes with very short notice. Employees will be provided as much notice as possible when they are required to report for duty.

Normally, new custody employees are hired as permanent part-time employees, and are expected to be available for call-in or scheduled for shifts as needed to backfill planned or unplanned absences. Currently, new employees can expect to maximize their hours of work equivalent to hours worked by permanent full-time employees. New employees hired as permanent part-time may become a permanent, full-time employee. Shift lengths generally range from eight to 12 hours in a custody setting, and are typically eight hours in community corrections.

Community Corrections staff work field hours typically between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to maximize service delivery to clients of corrections. Hours may be worked outside typical office hours to accommodate travel, curfew checks, home visits and other approved tasks.

Permanent Part-Time Employees

Permanent part-time employees have part-time status with corresponding pay and benefits in accordance with the SGEU collective bargaining agreement. The hours worked per week will vary based primarily on facility staffing requirements. While working the equivalent of full-time hours is common, there are no guaranteed hours of work.

Attaining a Full-Time Position or Full-Time Hours

There is no guarantee of hours of work, nor when a person might achieve permanent full-time status. These matters are influenced by factors such as facility counts, staff turnover, facility expansions/closures, etc. In recent years, it has not been uncommon to see the transition to permanent full-time occur within two years, though this can vary between facilities.

Community Corrections employees who are hired as permanent part time or term employees will gain seniority to compete in permanent full time hiring competitions. Access to full time hours is expected unless otherwise specified in the hob posting. 


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