Public Prosecution Service of Canada
Public Prosecution Service of Canada - Québec Regional Office
The articling aimed by this recruitment will take place in 2024. However, it is possible that it may start before, due to operational needs, and the student's availability. A position may be staffed in Montréal or Québec.
$41,565 to $90,745
For further information on the organization, please visit Public Prosecution Service of Canada
Closing date: 8 February 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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.
❕ You must send your last grade transcript in law studies by email to Jamileh Torkpour at [email protected] by 12:00 pm (Pacific Time) on February 8th, 2022. Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected.
The Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) is a dynamic team that prosecutes criminal offenses under federal jurisdiction. All employees are offered a wide-ranging selection of jobs and benefits and play a key role in strengthening the Canadian criminal justice system.
The Québec Regional Office (QRO) is located in Montréal; there are also a few prosecutors working in Québec City. QRO prosecutors and agents are responsible for federal prosecutions in all of Québec’s judicial districts, except those in Gatineau, Pontiac, and Labelle.
Prosecutors in the QRO deal primarily with large and high-profile prosecutions, particularly those related to organized crime (especially those linked to drugs and money laundering), economic crime, national and border security, regulatory law, and the fight against corruption.
We also have a varied practice in the area of capital markets fraud, offences under the Fisheries Act and the Immigration Act, Customs Act and Environmental Protection Act.
Positions to be filled: 2
Information you must provide
A covering letter "Please clearly indicate in your cover letter all paid and/or volunteer work experience, training and/or education as well as your grade point average. 1,000 words (maximum)"
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
- Bachelor in Law, obtained at the latest on December 31st, 2023.
When applying, the candidate must provide proof that they have obtained a minimum of 36 credits that are accepted in their law degree program. If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. This will enable you to provide proof of Canadian equivalency when applying for a job in the public service. The public service will accept any Foreign Educational Credentials as long as they are deemed comparable to Canadian standards, through a recognized credential assessment service (http://www.cicic.ca/415/credential-assessment-services.canada).
- Experience paid and/or volunteer, training and/or education.
- Please note that the screening of candidates for an interview will be based on this criterion. It is your responsibility to clearly demonstrate your experience paid and/or volunteer, training and/or education in your cover letter.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
If you are not registered with a Canadian civil law faculty, you will be asked to explain your plan to be eligible for the internship (articling) of l’École du Barreau du Québec in 2024.
- 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 women may be selected for appointment to fulfill organizational needs.
- 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)
Bilingual - Imperative (CBB/CBB)
Information on language requirements
Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.
For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills
- General knowledge of the law (such as criminal law).
ABILITIES, SKILLS & PERSONAL SUITABILITY
- 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, influencing others and teamwork).
Conditions of employment
- Security: Enhanced Reliability + Secret
- The candidate must be admissible to article in accordance with l’École du Barreau du Québec at the latest on December 31, 2023, and during the articling period.
- 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.
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
There are two steps in the application process:
1) You must apply online through the Public Service Resourcing System, at www.canada.ca/GCjobs, at the latest on February 8th, 2022, 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).
2) You must send your last official transcript available, of your grades achieved in law studies by email at: [email protected], at the latest on February 8th, 2022, 12:00 PM (Pacific Time).
Please note that applications that are not registered in the Public Service Resourcing System (www.canada.ca/GCjobs) will be rejected.
Incomplete or late applications will be rejected.
When you apply online, you have to provide us with your resume and a cover letter. Please note that you won't be able to attach any documents to your application. You will instead need to "copy-paste" the text of your documents into the fields provided for this purpose.
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 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.