Correctional Service of Canada

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is the federal government agency responsible for administering sentences of a term of two years or more, as imposed by the courts. CSC is responsible for managing institutions of various security levels and supervising offenders under conditional release in the community.



2014 James A. Murphy CAC Award of Excellence Recipient

Congratulations to recipient Mrs. Donna Gardiner, Chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Citizen Advisory Committee.

Beyond the Fence: A Virtual Tour of a Canadian Penitentiary

Beyond the Fence: A Virtual Tour of a Canadian Penitentiary

CSC’s Virtual Tour provides an opportunity to see inside a federal institution from any device with Internet access. The tour consists of 360-degree panoramic views of various areas within an institution, showcasing elements of maximum-, medium-, and minimum-security facilities.

Our services and information

Facilities and Security

CSC operates 43 institutions and healing lodges across the country. The safety of staff and offenders in our institutions and in the community are a top priority.

Visit an offender

Positive contact with family and friends is a very important factor in the successful reintegration of offenders. Find out what you need before booking a visit.

Victims of crime

If you are a victim of crime, CSC offers services and support. Register with CSC to receive information and notifications about the federal offender who harmed you.

Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice is an approach focused on healing in victims and meaningful accountability of offenders. If you have been harmed by a crime, CSC offers programs and services, including mediation services, that can help you.

Offender Employment

Are you looking for skilled labour? CSC has a pool of highly skilled workers available quickly and easily for both short-and long-term employment. See how you can benefit!


CORCAN's focus is to assist offenders in becoming employment ready upon release. Anyone can purchase the many products and services, with all generated revenues used to fund the program. View the catalogue today.

What we are doing




CSC is recruiting nationwide. Find the right career for you!

Social Enterprises: Engaging the Community

Social Enterprises: Engaging the Community

Social Enterprises offer sustainable employment for women offenders in the community while providing organizations with hard-working and eager employees.



Research at CSC makes direct links between research findings and what they mean for our institutions, community sites and the public. Our research helps offenders work towards a successful return to the community, and assists staff in finding strategies to work safely and efficiently.

Corporate information

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