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Counsel - A career in Tax law at the Québec Regional Office (Inventory)

Reference number: JUS24J-020772-000136
Selection process number: 2024-JUS-EA-PLP-149582


We regret to inform you that this job opportunity has been cancelled.

Due to a change in an essential qualification of this selection process, we must close this process. Another process will be posted with the following number: 2024-JUS-EA-PLP-149582-2

Candidates who have already submitted their application via this process do not have to resubmit their application to the above mentioned process.

Thank you for your interest in this process.

QRO Staffing Team

Department of Justice Canada - National Litigation Sector - Québec Regional Office - Tax litigation Directorate
Montréal Island (Québec)
LP-01, LP-02
LP-01 - 82 430 to 113 687$ (under review) / LP-02 - 114 884 to 158 449$ (under review)

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

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Closing date: 1 April 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.

📣 Please note: we will pull applications at specified dates as noted below; therefore, earlier application may result in earlier consideration for any available position(s). Applications will be pulled from the system and considered in the following order:
 • February 12, 2024
 • April 1st, 2024
Subsequent pulls will be done as needed.

A complete application must be submitted, consisting of a résumé and responses to screening questions. The responses must clearly demonstrate, with the use of concrete examples, how you meet the occupational certification and experience factors listed under the essential qualifications, as well as any of the asset experience qualifications that may apply.

The following information is required for each experience criterion:
1. Name of the department or organization where the experience was acquired (WHERE);
2. Title of the position occupied and duration (including dates) for which you exercised the functions (WHEN);
3. Specific examples and details of tasks, projects, or accomplishments demonstrating how the experience was acquired (HOW).

The screening questions will be used as the primary tool in the screening process and the résumé will be used to substantiate the information provided. Applications that do not clearly demonstrate how the screening criteria are met will be eliminated from consideration.

***Your ability to communicate in writing may be assessed throughout your application. Please answer the screening questions with complete sentences. ***

Work environment

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.

We are looking for high quality candidates to join one of our teams of litigators practicing in tax law or collection litigation in the Tax Litigation Directorate in the Québec Regional Office.

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to staff various LP-01 and LP-02 positions for various tenures (term and indeterminate) at the Québec Regional Office in Montréal.

A pool of partially or fully qualified candidates may be established to staff similar positions within the Department of Justice with various tenures, various language requirements, operational requirements, organizational needs and/or conditions of employment.

Indeterminate appointments at the LP-01 group and level 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 indeterminate 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: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

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


Eligibility for membership in the Bar of one of the provinces or territories of Canada or in the Chambre des notaires du Québec

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

Significant* and recent** experience conducting litigation as counsel.

*Significant experience is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with the performance of duties as counsel conducting litigation before the courts or quasi-judicial administrative tribunals over a period of approximately four (4) years.
**Recent experience is defined as experience acquired within approximately the last six (6) years worked.

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

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

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

Knowledge of at least two substantive areas of law.

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

Ability to work effectively under pressure
Ability to analyze legal issues and provide strategic advice
Ability to manage the legal practice, including using digital tools.

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

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

Experience in conducting tax litigation.
Experience appearing before the Federal Courts.
Experience in conducting litigation before Quebec provincial courts.
Experience in providing legal services in tax matters.
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) or higher in a specialized discipline or field of law relevant to the position to be filled.

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

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 a woman, an Indigenous person, a person with a disability, a member of a racialized group* or a member of the 2SLGBTQIA+**/ 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.
** 2SLGBTQIA+: Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual 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. "

If you are an Indigenous person, a woman, a member of a racialized group, or a person with a disability, self-declaration information will be collected via your job application profile, under the Employment Equity section.
• Please note that your self-declaration as a member of First Nations, Inuit or Métis will be verified via the Affirmation of Indigenous Identity Form to be provided later in the staffing process. For more information on this requirement, please consult the Questions and Answers page: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/appointment-framework/guides-tools-appointment-framework/affirmation-indigenous-identity-form.html.
If you are a member of the 2SLGBTQIA+/ Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) communities, self-declaration information will be collected via a non-screening question in your job application.

OR1: Willing and able to work extended hours including weekends.
OR2: Willing and able to travel, as required.

Conditions of employment

Reliability or Secret security clearance (depending on position or as required)
Remain member in good standing of the law society of Québec

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


Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Please indicate your preferred official language(s) in your application.

Communication for this process will be sent via e-mail. It is your responsibility to ensure that a current and valid e-mail address is provided and updated accordingly and that it accepts messages from unknown senders. We encourage you to provide a second e-mail address in their application.

Proof of citizenship or permanent residency will be required.

You must provide two (2) professional references with names, e-mail address and applicable telephone numbers of referees; your current supervisor as well as someone who is familiar with your work, who may be contacted as part of the overall assessment process.

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

Other qualifications may be taken into consideration in the selection decision.


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

Dotation BRQ - Staffing QRO
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