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Articling Student - The Legal Excellence Program

Reference number: JUS21J-021498-000124
Selection process number: 2022-JUS-EA-136389
Department of Justice Canada - National Litigation Sector - The Legal Excellence Program - Prairie Regional Office
Calgary (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg $45,566 / Calgary $49,949

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

Closing date: 13 May 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


• Calgary - https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/abt-apd/recru/lep-pea/calgary.html
• Edmonton - https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/abt-apd/recru/lep-pea/edmonton.html
• Saskatoon - https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/apdabt/recru/pealep/saskatoon.html
• Winnipeg - https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/abt-apd/recru/leppea/winnipeg.html

All applicants must include the following documents:

• A letter of application, setting out in 250 to 500 words why a career with the Department of Justice Canada and Public Prosecution Services of Canada appeals to you;
• A curriculum vitae; and
• Law school transcript that includes second-year first-term marks (students who are selected for an interview will be required to bring an official transcript to their interview).

Applicants may also provide letters of reference if they wish.


Please send your law school transcripts and any letters of reference (optional) to PROStaffing.BRPRecrutement@justice.gc.ca. Kindly reference the selection process number included at the top of this posting in the subject line of your email.

The deadline for applications to the Calgary office is 5:00 pm MDT on Friday, May 13, 2022.

The deadline for applications to the Edmonton office is 5:00 pm MDT on Friday, May 13, 2022.

The deadline for applications to the Saskatoon office is 10:00 am CST on Friday, May 13, 2022.

The deadline for applications to the Winnipeg office is 12:00 pm (noon) CDT on Friday, May 13, 2022.

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.

Intent of the process

Appointments resulting from this process will be made under the Justice Canada LP-01 Training and Development Program. This program provides for the progression of participants from LP-00 (articling student) to LP-02 (counsel) over approximately 5 years. As such, it is expected that an initial appointment to this program would ultimately result in an indeterminate non-advertised LP-02 appointment (subject to meeting all program requirements).

Positions to be filled: 10

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "Why does a career with the Department of Justice Canada and Public Prosecution Services of Canada appeal to you?"

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

At the time of appointment, candidates must be eligible for articles pursuant to the rules of the relevant law society (i.e. the province in which you are applying) and must have a law degree from a Canadian university.

Degree equivalency

Eligible for articles pursuant to the rules of the Law Society of Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba

Satisfactory academic performance

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Demonstrating integrity and respect

Thinking things through

Working effectively with others

Showing initiative and being action-oriented

Ability to analyze and evaluate legal problems

Ability to communicate effectively in writing

Ability to communicate effectively orally

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

Experience working in a legal environment

Experience volunteering or participation in extra-curricular activities


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*, a woman 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 can be factored into departmental strategies and selection decisions to address our commitment to eliminate gaps or 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 PSEA 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, a member of visible minorities or a woman:
• 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.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

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

Salary during the articling term is currently under review for the Prairie Region.


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

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