Bridges of Canada—Correctional Chaplain

In connection with providing spiritual and religious services to Correctional Service Canada (CSC) (, Bridges of Canada Inc. is hiring a Correctional Chaplain, Full-Time in the Prairies region at Grande Cache Institution to serve the religious and spiritual needs of the offenders.

Bridges of Canada Inc. is a national, non-profit organization that restores individuals and families who struggle with addiction and/or criminality by providing a supportive continuum of holistic care that includes trauma-informed residential treatment programs, youth camps, and multi-faith chaplaincy services in both prisons and community re-entry settings.

We currently have a great need for Correctional Chaplains in all regions across the country. If someone from your organization is interested or you know of others in your spheres of influence that would be interested in a position with Bridges of Canada, please have them contact, ATTN: Amelia Westner.

Atlantic Region: Atlantic Institution, Part-Time Back-Up

Quebec Region: Donnacona Institution, Full-Time 

Ontario Region: Bath Institution, Full-Time | Warkworth Institution, Full-Time | Joyceville Institution, 2 Full-Time Positons | Regional Treatment Center, Full-Time | Millhaven Institution, Part-Time 

Prairies Region: Grande Cache Institution, Full-Time

Pacific Region: Kent Institution, Full-Time | Williams Head Institution, Full-Time

The beginning wage would be $27.33 per hour. I also want to note that Correctional Chaplaincy positions with Bridges of Canada are governed by a collective bargaining agreement between Bridges of Canada and the United Steelworkers Union, which means the position is unionized.

Required Experience:

Minimum of three years experience in ongoing/continuous religious/spiritual service provision as a qualified, professional, official representative of his/her faith or spiritual community. Please note that the three years of experience begin after ordination/credentialing has been completed.

Education requirements:

Degree in religious studies or a comparable discipline.  Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies or comparable discipline from an accredited college or university preferred.

Ordination or licensure by a recognized ecclesiastical body is required.

All interested parties will need to forward a resume detailing the rights, rituals, and services they have performed in their faith, including the months and years they have held each position, and a mandate letter from their faith community mandating them to perform rights, rituals, and services on behalf of the faith community.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out should you have any questions or concerns. 

Amelia Westner, Recruiter & Human Resources Coordinator

506-443-9960 x 4