This is an unprecedented time of hiring with Correctional Officers in Ontario.
Even if your intent is to be a police officer, this route can be very effective when hiring freezes take place elsewhere.
The key is to keep pursuing your policing career in an optimal way - if the doors are closed with a police service you wanted, then change paths slightly and pursue a more available policing-related job. Chances are your background experience and volunteering will make you a top-notch candidate for Corrections! You're already that much further ahead of the rest of the applicants.
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Keep moving forward - the path is not always linear - but perhaps Cognitive Results can help you find your way more easily.