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Stream 1: Junior Legistic Revisor, English / Stream 2: Junior Legistic Revisor, French

Reference number: JUS19J-009708-000529
Selection process number: 2019-JUS-EA-123308-1
Department of Justice - Canada’s Legal Team
Ottawa (Ontario)
EC-04 - (Inventory)
$71,948 to $83,261

Closing date: 12 November 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing 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.

To be considered for the initial round of screening and assessments, please ensure that your completed application is submitted no later than NOVEMBER 19, 2019. Subsequent screening of applications submitted to the inventory will take place on an “as and when needed” basis.

The organization will accept applications online only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System.


In the "Screening Questions" section of the application, you will be asked to clearly demonstrate that you meet the screening criteria by answering the questions asked.

We suggest this format, when drafting your responses to the experience qualifications:

1. include where, when and how you obtained the required experience;
2. include the period(s) in which you performed the functions of the position(s).

By providing the required information in the suggested format, you will ensure that the assessors in a position selection committee are able to assess the depth, complexity and scope of your experience.

Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the process.



Streams 1 and 2:
Provide professional editing and revision services (specifically involving review of grammar, style, syntax and readability, as well as factual accuracy and consistency within each draft and with the legislative corpus, and legistic and linguistic analysis) with respect to all aspects of legislative drafting in one official language of all federal government legislative texts (draft bills, regulations and other statutory instruments).

Work environment

Why should you join Canada's Legal Team? Well, that’s easy to answer. The Department of Justice offers a diverse workplace where teamwork, respect and collaboration are highly valued. The Department can offer you a rewarding career, where you are part of a team working to ensure that Canada has an accessible, efficient and fair system of justice.

The tradition of excellence at the Department of Justice is embodied in its culture, which values inclusiveness, fairness and respect for Canada's legal system. The Department of Justice is often described as Canada's largest and most prestigious law firm. The Department makes and upholds federal laws and is the guardian of the Canadian justice system. By setting for itself the highest standards of integrity, fairness and professionalism, the Department of Justice has earned a reputation as a leader within the legal community.

The Department of Justice is proud to have been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2019! (Source: Ranked 99th in the Canada’s Best Employers published by Forbes -https://www.forbes.com/canada-best-employers/#578e7118241f). Canadian law students have identified the Department of Justice as Canada's most attractive employer in 2019! (Source: Ranked 1st in the Top Attractive Employers published by Universum.)

No matter what your expertise, you will benefit from the Department of Justice's supportive atmosphere, its emphasis on training and mentoring, as well as the ability to balance the personal and professional aspects of your life. The Department of Justice offers competitive salaries and benefits and gives you the opportunity to hone your legal knowledge and skills. Your professionalism and drive will be recognized and rewarded with enriching opportunities in a team-oriented environment.

The majority of the positions in the Department of Justice are located in downtown Ottawa, near public transportation in Quebec and Ontario (STO and OCTranspo) and the new light-rail transit system.

Intent of the process

A pool of partially - or fully - qualified candidates will be established from this process. This pool may be used to staff similar positions within the Department of Justice with various tenures, linguistic profiles (bilingual imperative only), operational requirements and/or conditions of employment, depending on the position being staffed.

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)


Stream 1 and 2:
Successful completion of two years of a post-secondary program with acceptable specialization in social science, statistics, library/archival work or a law-related field or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency


Streams 1 and 2:
Two years experience in editing of material destined for public availability.

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


Willingness to work overtime, including weekends, sometimes on short notice.

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

Bilingual - Imperative
Stream 1: Junior Legistic Revisor, English, Bilingual imperative PPC/CBB
Stream 2: Junior Legistic Revisor, French, Bilingual imperative CBB/PPC

Information on language requirements


Stream 1:
Knowledge of English grammar

Stream 2:
Knowledge of French grammar


Stream 1:
Ability to proofread and review grammar, spelling, punctuation and syntax of various documents in English with meticulous attention to detail.

Stream 2:
Ability to proofread and review grammar, spelling, punctuation and syntax of various documents in French with meticulous attention to detail.

Streams 1 and 2:
Ability to analyze texts
Ability to communicate effectively orally
Ability to communicate effectively in writing
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to work under pressure


Streams 1 and 2:
Thinking things through
Showing initiative and being action-oriented
Demonstrating integrity and respect

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

Stream 1:
Graduation with a degree from a recognized university in an area relating to the study of the English language (linguistics, translation, literature, communications).

Stream 2:
Graduation with a degree from a recognized university in an area relating to the study of the French language (linguistics, translation, literature, communications).

Degree equivalency

Knowledge of the legislative process concerning the introduction, study and approval of bills and the making and publishing of regulations.

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

The Department of Justice is committed to maintaining a representative workforce reflective of Canadian society. In support of achieving a diversified workforce and our employment equity goals, qualified candidates who self-declare in a staffing process as members of Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and/or women may be selected for appointment to fulfill organizational needs including reducing representation gaps.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

The selection committee reserves all rights to use any methods that they deem appropriate in order to evaluate the candidates (written examination, interview, reference check, written samples, argue a motion, etc.).

A written test could be administered to assess technical or specialized skills in the official languages.

Proof of citizenship will be required.

As part of the selection process, the use of online, innovative 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 the candidate to ensure that 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).

Time-sensitive correspondence may be transmitted via email and it will be the candidate's responsibility to check their email regularly. Failure to respond to communications may result in elimination from this process.

Testing/interviews will be conducted at locations of the employer's choice and may require candidates to travel to the test/interview location. Please note that candidates (including employees of the Public Service) will not be considered to be in travel status or on government business and that travel costs will not be reimbursed. Consequently, candidates will be responsible for travel costs.

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

In order to be able to manage the number of applicants in this selection process, the Department may decide to use top-down or random selection or any other additional qualification as indicated in the statement of merit criteria in order to determine the number of candidates who will be considered for the next stage of the evaluation.

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.

Your application in this inventory will be active for 180 days. A notice that your application is about to expire will be posted to the My jobs menu of your account 30 days before the end of your active period. If you do not take action, your application will no longer be active and therefore no longer be considered for this inventory. Should your application become inactive while the inventory is still open, a notice will be posted to your account indicating that your application has expired. You may select the link Update my Inventory Status to reaffirm your interest.

Results from previous evaluations in this process may be deemed valid for future rounds of application selection from this inventory.

For Current Federal Public Service employees:
Please identify clearly your substantive group and level, employment status, and Personal Record Identifier (PRI) on your application.

Employees at the same group and level or equivalent may be considered for deployment or secondment.

An assignment, acting appointment or secondment requires the approval of your supervisor.

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.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, 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.

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