On Demand Legal Professionals

  • Government of Canada
  • Canada
  • Apr 14, 2019
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) General Counsel Lawyer (Public Sector) Lawyer (Other) Litigator Solicitor Law Clerk Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary Paralegal

Job Description


►Legal Assistant (CR):

• A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

►Legal Counsel (LP):

• A bachelor of law degree.
• Eligibility for membership in the Bar of one of the provinces or territories of Canada or in the Order of Notaries in the Province of Quebec.

► Paralegals (EC):

• 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 (see Note 1 to 4)

Degree equivalency


• Client Services
• Legal Support [applicable to: Legal Assistant]
• Paralegal Legal Support [applicable to: Paralegal]
• Legal Policy [applicable to: Counsel]
• Legal Advisory Services
• Legal Program Delivery
• Legal Risk Management
• Public Law
• Civil litigation Support
• Tax Law
• Civil litigation
• Policy development
• Managing or supervising employees
• Administrative support [includes clerical and secretarial support]
• Executive support services [e.g. assistant to DG, ADM, VP, CEO etc.]
• Legislative Drafting/Editing


- Willing and able to work Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
- Willing and able to work Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
- Willing and able to work overtime on short notice.
- Willing and able to travel.

Note: The operational requirements (if any) may vary according to the position to be staffed.

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

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

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


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.

Conditions of employment

Security and Reliability:

—Varies according to the requirements of the position to be staffed

Note: Other conditions of employment may apply depending on the position to be staffed.

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


Q. As I complete the online application, I am being asked many questions regarding my experience. Do I have to respond to them all? What will you do with my responses?
A. Yes, you need to respond to all of these questions with a simple yes or no response. Your responses will determine the type of opportunity you will be considered for and assist with the screening process for possible opportunities.

Q. Can I email you my résumé?
A. No, all job applications, must include your résumé and be submitted using the public service jobs web site. No résumés will be accepted via email.

Q. Will you use random selection when conducting your searches?
A. As a means to manage high volumes we may use random selection. For example, we may ask the system to provide us with 50 random applications who meet our search criteria.

Q. Will an interview be conducted?
A. Yes, an interview will be conducted. Since this is for casual opportunities the interview may be informal in nature .

Q. Will you request references?
A. Yes, you should be ready to provide references.

Q. Will an exam be administered?
A. Depending on the position, an exam may be administered.

Q. I am currently in a pool of qualified candidates. Will I be considered for an appointment from this inventory?
A. No, this inventory has been established to assist the Department in meeting short term (casual) needs only.


Casual worker is defined as:

Casual workers are hired for specified periods that may not exceed 90 working days in one calendar year, in a department or in an agency to which the Public Service Commission (PSC) has exclusive authority to make appointments. The period of casual employment may be for one or more than one term, but is not to exceed 90 working days in a department or agency in a calendar year.


CR Clerical and Regulatory
EC Economics and Social Science Services
LP Law


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.

Contact information

Human Resources Branch OnDemandStaffing_DotationSurDemande@justice.gc.ca

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