• Government of Canada
  • Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
  • Nov 05, 2020
Full time Lawyer (Private Practice) Paralegal

Job Description

Public Prosecution Service of Canada - Northwest Territories Regional Office
Yellowknife (Northwest Territories)
$67,651 to $76,548 (plus Isolated Post Allowances)

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

Closing date: 12 November 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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Assessment accommodation

Work environment

The Northwest Territories Regional Office (NWTRO) is responsible for the prosecution of all federal offences in the NWT. The regional headquarters is located in Yellowknife. Communities throughout the NWT are served by circuit in both the Territorial and Supreme Court.

The NWTRO prosecutes Criminal Code offences, in addition to offences under other federal statutes typically prosecuted by the PPSC. The caseload of the regional office includes a high number of personal injury offences, including homicide cases, sexual assaults, aggravated assault and assault causing bodily harm or with a weapon. The region actively reviews the files of high risk offenders and applies in appropriate cases for dangerous or long-term offender status following conviction.

Yellowknife sits on the shore of Great Slave Lake, the tenth largest lake in the world. There are many attractions, seasonal festivities and plenty of activities to take part in year round for everybody to enjoy.

Additional benefits of working in Yellowknife:

1) In addition to your base salary, you will receive an Isolated Post Allowance (Northern Allowance) which ranges from $18,375 - $25,431 annually depending on your circumstances.
2) You will also receive a Vacation Travel Assistance (VTA) once a year that will support you to travel on vacation outside of the territory. The amount allocated varies.
3) Room for growth in our organization.
4) Training opportunities.

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to staff one (1) position on an indeterminate or specified period basis. This process may be used to staff similar positions at Public Prosecution Service of Canada in the Northwest Territories Regional Office with varying tenures (such as indeterminate, specified period, acting, assignment/secondment) according to the position to be staffed.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

  • Successful completion of two years of a post-secondary program with acceptable specialization in paralegal studies or a law related field OR an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

  • Significant* experience in conducting legal research on medium complexity cases, files or projects.
  • Experience in preparing, reviewing, and managing a wide variety of legal documents.
  • Experience in maintaining and updating a legal information management system (such as iCase, Ringtail, PRISM, JUSTIN).
  • Experience using Microsoft office Suite.

  • Significant refers to the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with full-time performance of the duties for a period of one (1) year.

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

Asset Qualifications - Experience:
  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment, particularly in Indigenous communities.
  • Experience working in a Northern environment.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

  • Knowledge of methods and techniques for legal research.
  • Knowledge of criminal law concepts, rules and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the Canadian legal system.

Abilities/skills and Personal Suitability:
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize while working under pressure.
  • Ability to conduct legal research, conduct analysis, and provide recommendations.
  • Effective interpersonal relationships
  • Judgement
  • Attention to detail
  • Reliability
  • Initiative

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

Operational Requirement:
  • Ability and willingness to work outside normal working hours which may include working evenings, nights and weekends based on operational needs.

Degree equivalency

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, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and women may be selected for appointment to fulfill organizational needs.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

Medical clearance

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 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.