Nearly 100 new correctional officers are being assigned to 15 institutions across the province, including locally.
This after the province says they successfully completed the Corrections Foundational Training program.
Eight graduates will work in the northern region at the North Bay Jail, Sudbury Jail and Monteith Correctional Complex.
“Correctional officers are critical partners in Ontario’s justice system. The comprehensive training these professionals have received will ensure communities across the province are supported and protected,” said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones. “I would like to commend the graduates for their hard work and commitment to public service.”
The correctional officer training program took place virtually and in-person over eight weeks.