Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

Priestville, Pictou County

In November of 2010, the Department of Justice announced construction plans for a new 100-cell correctional facility in Priestville, Pictou Co. The facility, with two beds per cell, is located near Priestville, next to Highway 104, east of Thorburn highway Exit 26. The site provides quick and easy access to medical, police, fire and other services. Replacing the aging Antigonish and Cumberland facilities, the new facility services the courthouses in Truro, Amherst, New Glasgow, Pictou, Antigonish, and, to some extent, Port Hawkesbury.

New staff began training in January 2015 following the decommissioning of the Antigonish and Cumberland facilities.

NNSCF will be holding public tours on Friday, February 6 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, February 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Offenders will begin arriving at the new facility on February 9.

Career Opportunities

Job postings for the Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility began in 2013 and will be ongoing throughout the winter months. All job postings will be available on Career Beacon.

To see current Province of Nova Scotia postings, please visit the Public Service Commission.

By clicking on Current Opportunities, you will see the current job postings. Click on the Career Title to view the job posting. (The link will bring you to Career Beacon, Each job posting includes instructions on how to apply for the position. The competition number must be included on the cover letter or resume. Please check the site regularly for up-to-date postings.