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Justice, Community Safety, & Emergency Services SHSM

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The SHSM–Justice, Community Safety, and Emergency Services enables students to build a foundation of career-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or the workplace. Schools may focus on different areas within the sector, such as on legal services, policing and private security services, the armed forces, or correctional services.

The Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services SHSM is currently offered at Nora Frances Henderson and Westmount.

Bundle of Grade 11 and 12 Courses

  • Four sector-specific courses such as Law, Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Recreation and Leadership
  • Two other required courses: English and Math
  • Two Cooperative Education credits connected to a justice, community safety or emergency services placement
    • Coop placements could include working at places like a law office, courthouse, police services,

Speak to your guidance counsellor or SHSM subject teachers for specific pathway courses for your school

Students may participate in coop through their home school or our board’s Militia coop program in partnership with the Canadian Forces


Apprenticeship Training
Grades 11–12

Grades 11–12

Grades 11–12

Grades 11–12

Major Credits
One credit may be substituted with a cooperative education credit (additional to the 2 required co-op credits)
Including at least one Gr. 11 and one Gr. 12 credit
Including at least one Gr. 11 and one Gr. 12 credit
Including at least one Gr. 11 and one Gr. 12 credit
Including at least one Gr. 11 and one Gr. 12 credit
English including a CLA 1 1 1 1
Mathematics including a CLA 1 1 1 1
Cooperative Education 2 2 2 2
Total number of credits 8 8 8 8


Four (4) compulsory

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level C – includes automated external defibrillation (AED) conflict resolution Standard First Aid Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) – generic (i.e., not site- specific) instruction


Three (3) electives from the list below

advanced training in a technique (e.g., climbing) ambulation, lifting and transfer animal first aid basic electrical safety
compass/map/global positioning system (GPS) concussion awareness confined space awareness customer service
defensive driving emergency preparedness – basic emergency response techniques emergency services tools (e.g., fire hose)
ethical considerations fall protection fire safety and fire extinguisher use geographic information system (GIS)
group dynamics health and safety – basic incident management ladder safety training
leadership skills legal terminology/language of law legal/administrative procedures (e.g., handling subpoenas) life-saving (Bronze Cross or higher)
lockout/tagging marine safety/marine first aid mental health awareness Mental Health First Aid
military – basic non-violent crisis intervention personality inventory Pleasure Craft Operator
portfolio development project management radio operator safe weapon handling
search and rescue self-defence wilderness first aid wilderness survival
Working at Heights

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • Participating in Mock trials
  • Visiting the courthouse, police station, fire station or military armouries
  • Job shadowing, job twinning or short-term work experience with an industry professional

Reach Ahead Examples

  • Talks with industry professionals
  • Interviewing a college or university student studying your field of interest
  • Visits to postsecondary institutions offering sector related programs

Occupations in the Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services Sector

The following table provides examples of occupations in the arts and culture sector, with corresponding National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, sorted according to the type of postsecondary education or training the occupations would normally require.

Apprenticeship Training


• This sector does not yet offer apprenticeship training opportunities.
  • Air Traffic Controller 2272
  • Court Recorder 1244
  • Customs Officer 1228
  • Firefighter 6262
  • Forest Fire Officer 2223
  • Police Officer 6261
  • Security Manager 0114



  • Criminologist 4169
  • Disaster Relief Services Coordinator 0414
  • Intelligence Officer 0643
  • Lawyer 4112
  • Military Officer 0643
  • Policy Advisor 4164
  • Probation Officer 4155
  • Youth Worker – Corrections 4155
  • Animal Control Officer 6463
  • Animal Services Worker 6483
  • Bodyguard 6651
  • Correctional Officer 6462
  • Court Clerk 1443
  • Court Services Officer 6461
  • Emergency Centre Operations Officer 1211
  • Emergency Services Dispatcher 1475
  • Municipal Law Enforcement Officer 6463
  • Private Investigator 6465
  • Security Guard 6651
  • Soldier 6464


Updated on Tuesday, September 05, 2023.
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