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LP-02 Counsel (Aboriginal Law)

Reference number: JUS22J-052498-000039
Selection process number: 2022-JUS-EA-139283


We regret to inform you that this job opportunity has been cancelled.


We have to close the posting of the process 2022-JUS-EA-139283 (LP-02 Counsel (Aboriginal Law)) because an issue does not allow candidates to answer screening questions in details after answering ‘yes’ or ‘no’. A new poster is open under the number 2022-JUS-EA-139283-1.

In order for your application to be assessed through this process, you have to reapply via the following link:


This new poster can be found on the GC jobs website:
Job title: LP-02 Counsel (Aboriginal Law)
Selection process number: 2022-JUS-EA-139283-1

We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.

Marilyne Durand

Department of Justice Canada - Canada's Legal Team / National Litigation Sector
Ottawa (Ontario), Québec (Québec)
$114,884 to $158,449

For further information on the organization, please visit Department of Justice Canada

Closing date: 12 September 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation


You must submit a complete application, consisting of screening questions which clearly demonstrate how you meet the screening criteria (occupational certification, essential experience and, if necessary, experiences for the assets) and a résumé. The screening questions will be used as the primary tool in the screening process and the résumé will only be used to substantiate the information provided.

In your response to the screening questions, please provide concrete examples and the following MANDATORY information:

1. Name of the department or organization where the experience was acquired;
2. Title of the position occupied and duration for which you exercised the functions;
3. Specific details of tasks, projects, or accomplishments demonstrating how the experience was acquired.

Please note that point form, “copy and paste" from your resume and comments such “refer to my attached resume” will NOT be accepted. Failure to provide this information in the requested format WILL result in your application being rejected.


Work environment

The Quebec Regional Office is a unit of the Department of Justice Canada that represents the federal Crown in civil litigation cases before the Quebec courts, the Federal Courts and various judicial and administrative bodies. The Aboriginal Litigation team works on class action, Aboriginal and treaty rights, and specific and land claims cases.

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to staff 2 indeterminate positions and 2 term positions with the Quebec Regional Office of the Canada's Legal Team / National Litigation Sector.

A pool of candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar positions within the Quebec Regional Office in Ottawa, in Quebec City or possibly in Montreal Island on an indeterminate or specified period, with various bilingual linguistic profiles and various security clearances.

The intention of the process is to staff positions in the work locations of the Quebec Regional Office. However management may consider telework on a case by case basis.

Positions to be filled: 4

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Various language requirements
Bilingual Imperative CBB/CBB or CCC/CCC.

Information on language requirements

Occupational Certification:

Member of the Barreau du Québec.

-Significant experience of approximatively four (4) years providing legal services as counsel, including at least two (2) years in aboriginal law.*

* Significant experience providing legal services as counsel is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with performance of the duties working on legal files as litigation counsel over a period of approximately two (2) years AND significant experience providing legal services in aboriginal law as counsel is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with performance of the duties working on legal and/or legal policy matters as counsel over a period of approximately two (2) years.

-Demonstrating integrity and respect
-Thinking things through
-Working effectively with others
-Showing initiative and being action-oriented
-Oral communication
-Written communication
-Ability to analyze legal issues and provide strategic advice related to aboriginal law
-Ability to manage the legal practice, including using digital tools

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

-Experience in appearing before the Superior Court of Quebec and the Quebec Court of Appeal
-Experience in appearing before Federal Courts
-Experience in appearing before the Specific Claims Tribunal
-Experience in appearing in context of alternative dispute resolution methods

The Department of Justice believes that to be able to effectively serve the public, its workforce needs to reflect the diversity of the Canadian population. Diversity is a great source of strength in driving Canada’s Legal Team in ensuring that Canada’s justice system is as fair, accessible and efficient as possible. The Department is committed to a representative workforce that represents the Canadian public we serve. If you are an Indigenous person, a person with a disability, a member of a racialized group* and/or a woman and are interested in bringing in different perspectives and insights we encourage you to self-declare in this staffing process. This self-declaration information can be factored into departmental strategies and selection decisions to address our commitment to eliminate gaps for these groups.
* Please note that this group is currently designated as members of visible minorities in the Employment Equity Act and the self-declaration form.

-Willing and able to work extended hours including weekends.
-Willing and able to travel, as required.

Conditions of employment

-Security clearance: Reliability, Secret, or Top Secret (depending on position).

- Member in good standing of the Barreau du Québec.

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

- Reference checks may be sought.

- An interview may be conducted.

- A portfolio may be asked.

- Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

- Candidates may be required to meet asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

- Other qualifications may be used as part of the selection decision.

- You must provide proof of your education credentials.

- All information, communication or exchange obtained throughout the process, from the time of application to close of process to appointment, may be used for evaluation and selection of candidates.

- Selection/Appointment decisions may be based on the merit criteria established for the position, for example:
* Fitting of the individual's experience or qualifications to the strengths and weaknesses of the work team
* Fitting of the individual's experience or qualifications to the specific duties of the position being staffed
* Depth and breadth of the experience related to the type of work
* Level/degree of one or more competencies/qualifications.

- Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates who pass the screening stage.

- We will only accept on-line applications via jobs.gc.ca.

- Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

- The Department of Justice encourages persons with priority entitlements to self-refer to our selection processes in circumstances where they believe that they meet the essential qualifications of the advertised position.

- Correspondence as part of this selection process will be done by email. Applicants participating in this selection process must include a valid email address in their application, ensure that the address is functional at all times, and that messages from unknown users are accepted. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that their contact information is accurate and up-to-date as required.


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

Marie-Josée Bertrand - A/Regional Manager and General counsel Marilyne Durand - HR Advisor
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