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Reference number: PPD23J-018323-000366
Selection process number: 2023-PPD-EA-SK-144023
Public Prosecution Service of Canada - Saskatchewan Regional Office
Regina (Saskatchewan), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
LP-01, LP-02
$82,430 to $158,449

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

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Closing date: 1 March 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

*For further details about our recruitment goals, please read the section of "Intent of the process"*

Important messages

The Federal Public Service is stronger and most effective when we reflect the diversity of the Canadian population we serve. The Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) is dedicated to building and promoting a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce, representative of Canadian society. As such, if you are an Indigenous person, Black person, a member of another racialized group, a woman, a person living with a disability or a person of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, we want to hear from you!

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.

If you are unable to submit your application before the closing date, please do not hesitate to contact Tania Desormeaux by email at HRAU-UARH@ppsc-sppc.gc.ca.

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.


LP-01: $82,430 to $113,687
LP-02: $114,884 to $158,449

Upon appointment to the LP-01 position, the selected candidate will be placed in the Federal Prosecutors Development Program (FPDP). The FPDP is an organization-wide program designed to ensure that new federal prosecutors gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to be effective working-level (LP-02) prosecutors typically within four years.

Intent of the process

PPSC is committed to building a diverse, inclusive and equitable workforce.

As such, candidates in the area of selection who identify as Indigenous Peoples, Black people, members of other racialized groups, women, persons living with a disability or persons of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community will be appointed before all others.

A list of qualified and/or partially qualified candidates will be established from this process to staff upcoming vacancies, with varying tenures (permanent and term).

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Occupational Certification:
- Eligibility for membership in the Bar of Saskatchewan.

Degree equivalency


- Experience in making appearances in court as counsel, articling student or law student.

- Recent experience* in the conduct of criminal or quasi-criminal litigation.

* Recent experience is associated with a broad range of criminal litigation over a three (3) year period obtained in the last five (5) years.

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

Organizational Needs:
- 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.

Operational Requirements:
- 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)

English essential

Information on language requirements


- Basic* knowledge of criminal law and procedures including knowledge of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

*Basic is defined as fundamental and developmental constituting the basis or starting point.

- Sound** knowledge of the role and practices of Crown Counsel in the conduct of criminal litigation in the Public Prosecution Service of Canada
- Sound** knowledge of criminal law and procedures including knowledge of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and its relevant case law

**Sound is defined as being capable of fulfilling their duties with minimal direction based on thorough knowledge.

- 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)
- Judgement (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

Conditions of Employment:
- Security Clearance: Enhanced Reliability and Secret.
- Member in good standing in the Bar of one of the provinces or territories of Canada.
- Must be a member, in good standing, of the Law Society of Saskatchewan within 100 days of appointment.
- Applicants must be willing to be assigned to other types of work at the same group, level and tenure within the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. Assignment of work may be made within or between the various teams of counsel within the office and will be based on operational considerations and will not require relocation of residence.
- All conditions of employment must be met and maintained by applicants throughout their tenure in the position.

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

Natalie Crouch, Human Resources Advisor (she / her) Tania Desormeaux, Human Resources Assistant (she / her)
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