New Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

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, will be built near Priestville, next to Highway 104, east of Thorburn highway Exit 26. The site will provide quick and easy access to medical, police, fire and other services. Replacing the aging Antigonish and Cumberland facilities, the new facility will service the courthouses in Truro, Amherst, New Glasgow, Pictou, Antigonish, and, to some extent, Port Hawkesbury.

Job postings for the Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility will begin in fall 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.

Recent News & Updates

Correctional facility on track for fall completion, The Truro Daily News, June 29, 2014

100-plus turn out to hear about correctional facility , The Advocate, February 5, 2014

Correction facility work progressing, The Advocate, January 29, 2014

New provincial jail scheduled to open late next year , The News, September 24, 2013

Community Liaison Committee Ad, November 27, 2012

Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility Update, October 30, 2012

Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Jail's Construction, media release, July 16, 2012

Final Tender Awarded for New Jail, media release, July 3, 2012

Province Accepting Proposals to Build Jail, media release, April 10. 2012

Second Contract Awarded for New Jail in Pictou County, media release, November 25, 2011

Justice Minister Visits New Jail Site in Pictou County, media release, September 30, 2011

New Correctional Facility Will Save Millions, media release, November 1, 2010. Includes images, audio and video content.

Other Information

Site Analysis and Selection Business Case for Candidate Sites (PDF), October, 2010

Review of Proposed Construction of One or More New Correctional Facilities (PDF), October 2009