• Government of Canada
  • Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
  • Dec 22, 2021
Full time Paralegal

Job Description

Public Prosecution Service of Canada - Yukon Regional Office
Whitehorse (Yukon)
$68,666 to $77,696 (Plus Isolated Post Allowance)

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

Closing date: 17 January 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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Important messages

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Assessment accommodation

Work environment

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) is a federal government organization responsible for the prosecution of criminal offenses under federal jurisdiction. Our organization consists of approximately 1000 employees in regional offices across the country who all play a key role in strengthening Canada’s criminal justice system. The PPSC handles the prosecution of all Criminal Code offences in the territories as well as offences under all other federal legislation, such as the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and the Fisheries Act.

The Yukon Regional Office is responsible for prosecutions throughout Yukon Territory. The regional headquarters is located in Whitehorse. The region’s areas of prosecution focus are Criminal Code prosecutions, prosecutions under the CDSA, and regulatory prosecutions.

Whitehorse is Yukon’s capital and a major northern hub. It enjoys facilities, services and businesses far beyond the expectation of a city of 30,000. It's a big little city surrounded by wilderness with the amenities of a much larger destination paired with the friendly demeanor of a close-knit community.

For more information on life in the Yukon please visit:

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to staff one (1) Paralegal position in the Yukon Regional Office for a specified period of one (1) year with the possibility of an extension. The results of this staffing process may also be used to staff similar positions with various tenures (term, indeterminate, etc.), linguistic requirements (bilingual imperative, English essential, etc.), language profiles (CBC/CBC, BBB/BBB, etc.), and/or security requirements (enhanced reliability, secret, etc.) as needs arise.

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)

Operational Requirement:
  • 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)

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)

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/or women may be selected for appointment to fulfill organizational needs.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

Conditions of employment:
  • Medical 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.
  • All conditions of employment must be met and maintained by applicants throughout their tenure in the position.

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 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.