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2025 Articling Student - Quebec Regional Office

Reference number: PPD22J-055795-000123
Selection process number: 2023-PPD-EA-QC-140990
Public Prosecution Service of Canada - Quebec Regional Office
Montréal Island (Québec)
This recruitment process is for articles starting in 2025. However, it is possible that they may start before, due to operational needs, and students' availability.
$41,565 to $90,745

For further information on the organization, please visit Public Prosecution Service of Canada

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Closing date: 8 February 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

The Federal Public Service is stronger and most effective when we reflect the diversity of the Canadian population we serve. The PPSC is dedicated to building and promoting a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce, representative of Canadian society where everyone feels they belong.

Set yourself up for success! As the objective of this process is to assess qualifications needed for the position(s) to be staffed, let us know if you have a functional limitation or disability, which may affect your participation. For example, you may contact us if you need assistance in completing and submitting your application. Should you proceed to a future assessment stage, such as an exam or interview, we will send you an e-mail with additional information and you can determine if you may require an accommodation at that time (such as a different test format, an adaptive technology, or additional time). Assessment accommodations are designed to remove the obstacles without altering the criteria being assessed so that candidates with functional limitations can fully demonstrate their abilities.

If you require an accommodation during any phase of this assessment process, please use the Contact information below to request accommodation. All information received in relation to your accommodation will be kept confidential and your right to privacy will be protected.

Work environment

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) is a dynamic team that prosecutes criminal offences under federal jurisdiction. All employees are offered a wide-ranging selection of jobs and benefits and play a key role in strengthening the Canadian criminal justice system.

The Québec Regional Office (QRO) is located in Montréal; there are also a few prosecutors working in Québec City. QRO prosecutors and agents are responsible for federal prosecutions in all of Québec’s judicial districts, except those in Gatineau, Pontiac, and Labelle.

Prosecutors in the QRO deal primarily with large and high-profile prosecutions, particularly those related to organized crime (especially those linked to drugs and money laundering), economic crime, national and border security, regulatory law, and the fight against corruption.

We also have a varied practice in the area of capital markets fraud, offences under the Fisheries Act and the Immigration Act, Customs Act and Environmental Protection Act.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to staff two positions on a temporary basis.

However, a list of qualified and/or partially qualified candidates could be established from this process to fill future vacancies.

Positions to be filled: 2

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "‎‏‏‎ ‎✏️ Why us? Why you? Please tell us why you want to complete your articling placement with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada and why you are the ideal candidate. It is your chance to showcase any relevant work or volunteer experience, school or community involvement, or academic, professional or personal accomplishments."

You must send your most recent official law school transcript by email to: Jamileh.Torkpour@ppsc-sppc.gc.ca and Vanessa.Vandergoten@ppsc-sppc.gc.ca. If we do not receive your transcript by the deadline, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

• Hold a bachelor's degree in law before December 31, 2024.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

• We are interested in understanding who you are and some of your personal identity factors. The PPSC is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility ensuring that you feel a sense of belonging in our organization. As a result, the organization is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. Qualified applicants who self-declare as members of a visible minority group, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and/or women may be selected for appointment to fulfill organizational needs.

• Possession of a valid driver’s licence. Note: the licence class must, at a minimum, authorize the driver to drive a car, van or small truck, on all roads and highways without an accompanying driver.
• Requirement to travel which may include assignments on short notice and for extended periods.
• Ability and willingness to work outside normal working hours which may include working evenings, nights and weekends based on operational needs.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Bilingual - Imperative (CBB/CBB)

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills

• General knowledge of criminal law.

• Specialized Skills and Knowledge (such as understanding one’s role, legal skills and legal knowledge)
• Professionalism (such as professional conduct, professional fortitude, service orientation and self-assessment)
• Judgment (such as decision-making, critical thinking, and adaptability)
• Practice Management (such as file management)
• Communicating effectively (such as verbally, in writing and by listening attentively)
• Interpersonal Relationships (such as building relationships and emotion management)
• Leadership (such as coaching and mentoring, influencing others and teamwork)

Conditions of employment

• Security: Enhanced Reliability + Secret
• The candidate must be admissible to article in accordance with l’École du Barreau du Québec at the latest on December 31, 2024, and during the articling period.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Vanessa Vandergoten - Human Resources Advisor Miguel Lozada Rubiano - Human Resources Assistant
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