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Launch Your Administrative Career with Justice Canada! (Quick and Simple Assessment)

Reference number: JUS23J-078695-000005
Selection process number: 2023-JUS-EA-CSSU-140809
Department of Justice Canada
Calgary (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Vancouver (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Yellowknife (Northwest Territories), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Iqaluit (Nunavut), Ottawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Gatineau (Québec), Montréal Island (Québec), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan), Whitehorse (Yukon)
AS-01, CR-05 - Administrative Assistant
CR-05: 55,543 to 60,130; AS-01: 54,878 to 61,379

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

Closing date: 17 March 2024 - 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

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.

Persons requiring accommodation preventing them from applying on-line should contact the contact person identified below prior to the closing date.

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.

►Those who were not found successful may reapply to this inventory. However, a minimum waiting period of 180 calendar days will apply before a reassessment can be conducted.

PORTABILITY OF ASSESSMENT RESULTS – from the Administrative Assistants inventory posted in December 2022 (2022-JUS-EA-CSSU-140809):
- Those who were found successful in the assessment process do not need to re-apply to this inventory. They retain placement in the pool of qualified candidates.
- Those who were not found successful may apply to this inventory. However, a minimum waiting period of 180 calendar days will apply before a reassessment can be conducted.

► This inventory will be open for one year. Please ensure to update your applicant profile whenever there is a change of your information (i.e. Organization, Work Location, Employment Status, Education Credentials, etc.).
- To update your application, please go to your “Job Applications Submitted”, click “Retrieve Application”, update your information and click “Submit Application”.
- Should you no longer be interested in being assessed, please go to your “Job Applications Submitted”, click “Retrieve Application”, and “Delete Application”.

Work environment

Justice Canada is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce with a diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds that represents Canada now and in the future. We are passionate about fostering a workplace where all people feel welcome, can reach their full potential, and contribute their unique perspectives and experience to the success of the team.

We are an organization that is focused on its people. To that end, we support our staff with competitive salaries and benefits, ongoing training, flexible work arrangements and a culture of respect and continuous improvement. We also foster and promote diversity and inclusion by implementing a culture of accessibility with the help of five (5) advisory committees on employment equity, including the 2SLGBTQI+ and our Anti-Racism and Anti-Discrimination Secretariat.

We are proud to be named one of Canada's most attractive employers by Canadian law students for the past four (4) years (i.e. 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021).

Intent of the process

Department of Justice Canada is looking for talented candidates to fill various administrative and clerical support services positions at the CR-05 and AS-01 groups and levels.

A pool of qualified candidates will be established from inventory extractions which may be used to staff similar positions within the Department of Justice.

These vacancies may require various language requirements, operational requirements, conditions of employment and/or work locations, which may or may not be listed in this job advertisement.

Note: The Program and Administrative Services Group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the planning, delivery or management of administrative and federal government policies, programs, services or other activities directed to the public or to the Public Service.

We have many positions to staff across Canada!

Positions to be filled: 50

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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


CR-05 POSITIONS: Successful completion of two years of secondary school or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

AS-01 POSITIONS: A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Note: If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards through a recognized credential assessment service. Please see the Degree equivalency link for further information.

Degree equivalency

Experience in providing administrative OR clerical support services in a work environment (which could include volunteer work). For example: Preparing, organizing and storing information in paper and digital form, data entry, dealing with queries on the phone and by email, processing service requests, reception services, scheduling appointment or meetings, booking rooms, arranging travel, etc.

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

Various language requirements
Unilingual and Bilingual Positions.
Please note for bilingual positions you need to possess working levels in reading comprehension, written expression and oral proficiency in both official languages. This will be confirmed through second language evaluations.

Information on language requirements

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

- Being organized
- Service excellence
- Teamwork
- Judgement
- Action-oriented

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


Successful completion of studies from a recognized post-secondary institution such as, but not limited to: Degree, Diploma of vocational studies secondary school (DVS), Diploma of college studies (DCS), etc.

Degree equivalency

- Experience providing support in accounting operations (e.g.: Accounts payable, accounts receivable, travel, etc.).
- Experience using a financial management system for example: SAP, CAS, etc.
- Experience providing administrative/secretarial support services to a manager, director, VP, CEO, etc.
- Experience providing support in Contracting, Procurement or Material Management.
- Experience providing support in Human Resources (e.g.: classification, staffing, policies, programs, labour relations, Compensation and Benefits).
- Experience providing support to projects.

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 woman, a person with a disability, a member of a racialized group* or a member of the 2SLGBTQI+**/Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) community we encourage you to self-declare in this staffing process.

* Please note that this group is currently designated as members of visible minorities in the Employment Equity Act and the self-declaration form.
** 2SLGBTQI+: Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and people who identify as being part of sexual and gender diverse communities.

Self-declaration information can be factored into the screening, assessment or selection decision to address our commitment to eliminate gaps and increase representation for these groups. This information will only be used in connection with this selection process.

Conditions of employment

Various security clearance levels.

Medical Clearance for positions located in the Department of Justice, Northern Regional Offices (Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit) only. The incumbent and their dependents may be required to obtain Health Canada medical clearance in accordance with the Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directive.

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

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You will need to submit your application online to confirm your interest and eligibility for consideration.

Please note that it is not sufficient for applicants to simply state that they meet the criterion or list their current responsibilities or to direct to the resume. Rather, they must provide directly in each screening question concrete examples that illustrate the activities they have actually performed and explain how these activities meet the requirements. Applicants who do not clearly demonstrate how they meet the essential criteria and that they possess the asset qualifications (education and experience) will be screened out. Ability to communicate effectively in writing will be assessed through the screening questions.

Candidates that are pulled from inventory extractions will be invited to complete an online multiple choice exam. Screening of applications will be conducted for those that will pass the exam.
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We will only accept on-line applications received via the GC Jobs site.

As part of the selection process, we will be using online testing software.

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

For the positions located in Iqaluit (Nunavut), Whitehorse (Yukon) and Yellowknife (Northwest Territories), the following applies:

Additional allowances will be provided for these positions in accordance with the National Joint Council's Isolated Posts and Government Housing Directive. More detailed information can be found at the following link: http://www.njc-cnm.gc.ca/directive/d4/v237/en

Vacation Travel Assistance is available: https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/terms-conditions-employment/isolated-posts-government-housing.html

You may also be eligible for the Northern residents deductions when you file your tax return with the Canada Revenue Agency. More information can be found at the following link: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/topics/about-your-tax-return/tax-return/completing-a-tax-return/deductions-credits-expenses/line-255-northern-residents-deductions.html


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

Collective Staffing Services Unit
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