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Looking for Diverse Legal Talent!

Reference number: JUS21J-010588-000616
Selection process number: 2022-JUS-EA-136366
Department of Justice - Canada’s Legal Team
Calgary (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Vancouver (British Columbia), Victoria (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Moncton (New Brunswick), Yellowknife (Northwest Territories), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Iqaluit (Nunavut), Ottawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island), Gatineau (Québec), Montréal Island (Québec), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan), Whitehorse (Yukon)
LP-01, LP-02
LP-01: $82,430-$113,687; LP-02: $114,884-$158,449/Toronto: LP-02: $115,237-$182,413

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

Closing date: 1 April 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

*Justice Canada will be looking to increase representation in our workforce and will limit screening of applicants to Indigenous Peoples, members of a racialized group, persons with a disability and equity seeking groups. Please see more information under organizational needs.

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

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.

As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.

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You will need to submit your application online and answer a few YES or NO type questions.

There is no need to include your resume in your application. The assessment board will request additional information at the next step of the assessment process.
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• Candidates that are screened in following the review of their application will be invited to complete a Candidate’s Portfolio (a template will be provided to you). Alternate assessment method may be offered to accommodate candidates requesting accommodations measures.
• As part of a flexible assessment strategy, candidates previously found qualified in LP-01 and LP-02 pools for Justice Canada, will be considered to carry over their previous assessment results or to take part in a new assessment. The board will examine on a case-by-case basis to determine whether the assessment material used in the previous assessment process meet the merit criteria for this selection process.
• An information session will be held, once a group of applicants is identified for further assessment. This is to provide you details on how to complete the Candidate Portfolio and answer questions you may have about the assessment process or the work of legal counsel at Justice Canada.

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• Candidates who are successful with the assessment may be invited to a formal interview to tell us more about their asset qualifications and/or to an informal interview with hiring managers to know you better and determine suitability for the position to be staffed.
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Work environment

Justice employees are part of a proud tradition of providing legal services and advice to government that dates back 150 years. The work we do is complex, meaningful and rewarding.

Justice Canada is involved in virtually every area of law, across the country, and within some 40 federal departments and agencies. We are responsible for all litigation by or against the government, and support the Attorney General as the Chief Law Officer of the Crown.

For more information please visit www.justice.gc.ca/careers.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, most of our Justice Canada teams are currently working remotely. Although the Department expects to have most of their employees working from a Justice office within a regional or national headquarters building in the near future, teleworking from a different location or a hybrid approach may be possible depending on operational feasibility at the time of hiring.

Intent of the process

A pool of partially or fully qualified candidates will be established from this process which may be used to staff similar positions within the Department of Justice with various tenures, linguistic requirements (English Essential, French Essential or bilingual imperative of various profiles), operational requirements and/or conditions of employment, which may vary according to the position to be staffed.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

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

LP-01 and LP-02
Eligibility for membership in the Bar of one of the provinces or territories of Canada or in the Chambre des notaires du Québec.

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

Various language requirements
English or French essential, Bilingual imperative, with linguistic profiles that may vary according to the position to be staffed.

Information on language requirements

Experience providing legal services (i.e. working on legal or legal policy matters) as counsel, articling student, or law clerk to a judge.

Significant experience providing legal services as counsel.*
* 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 or legal policy matters as counsel over a period of approximately four (4) years.

Knowledge of recent and significant case law relevant to the position(s) to be staffed.

Knowledge of the principles regarding the interpretation of legal instruments.
Knowledge of at least two substantive areas of law.

LP-01 and LP-02
Demonstrating integrity and respect
Thinking things through
Working effectively with others
Showing initiative and being action-oriented
Oral communication
Written communication

Ability to identify legal issues and recommend solutions.
Ability to demonstrate judgment in seeking guidance on more complex issues.

Ability to analyze legal issues and provide strategic advice.
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)

Knowledge or Experience working in the area(s) of law relevant to the position(s) to be staffed.

Examples of areas of practice at Justice Canada include (but may not be limited) to the following:

Aboriginal Law, Business and Regulatory Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal and Social Policy, Environmental Law, Immigration Law, Labour Law, Legislative Law, Litigation, Public Law, and Tax Law (Tax Litigation).

For more information please visit: https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/abt-apd/recru/ap-dp.html


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*, or a member of an equity seeking group** (e.g. members of the LGBTQ2+ communities) and you are interested in bringing in different perspectives and insights we encourage you to self-declare in this staffing process. This self-declaration information will be factored into the screening and assessment as well as selection decisions to address our commitment to eliminate gaps and increase representation 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.
** Please take note of the Public Service Employment Act definition of equity seeking groups: A group of persons who are disadvantaged based on one or more prohibited grounds of discrimination within the meaning of the Canadian Human Rights Act.


If you are an Indigenous person, a person with a disability or a member of visible minorities:
• when you apply for a job through GC Jobs, complete the Employment Equity section under Requirements.

If you are a member of an equity seeking group (e.g. members of the LGBTQ2+ communities):
• please respond to the equity seeking groups screening question as part of your application.

LP-01 and LP-02:
Willing and able to work extended hours including weekends.
Willing and able to travel, as required.

Conditions of employment

LP-01 and LP-02:
Reliability, Secret, Top Secret security clearance or Enhanced Security Screening (depending on position or as required).

Remain a member in good standing in the Bar of one of the provinces or territories of Canada or in the Chambre des notaires du Québec.

All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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

Proof of citizenship or permanent residency will be required.

As part of the selection process, the use of online, flexible tools may be used for testing purposes. As a result, selected candidates will require access to a device that has internet capabilities.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of each person to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required and to update their personal information when it changes. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).

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

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

If you require any accommodations (e.g. an alternative method of assessment, a technical aid, accessibility requirements, etc.) at any stage of the assessment process, please contact us so that we can take the appropriate measures to facilitate your full participation.


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

Targeted Process - LP-01/LP-02
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