Justice Canada is hiring, come work with us!


Justice employees are part of a proud tradition of providing legal services, advice and support to the Government of Canada that dates back over 150 years.

With a diverse and dedicated workforce of over 5,000 employees from coast to coast, the Department of Justice is involved in virtually every area of law across the country and within 40+ federal departments and agencies. We are responsible for all litigation by or against the Government, and support the Attorney General as the Chief Law Officer of the Crown.


Our headquarters are in Ottawa and we have six regional offices and sub-offices across the country:

  • Halifax
  • Montreal
  • Ottawa-Gatineau
  • Toronto
  • Winnipeg
  • Saskatoon
  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Vancouver

What We Offer

  • The opportunity to pursue a rewarding and meaningful career by supporting our justice system and by ensuring that Canadians have an accessible, efficient and fair system of justice.
  • A collaborative and collegial work environment with access to dedicated and experienced colleagues in a professional, supportive, diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Access to ongoing training and professional development programs and opportunities, such as mentoring.
  • The ability to develop and apply specialized skills across different sections of the Department as your career progresses.
  • The opportunity to participate on influential employee advisory committees
    • such as Indigenous Peoples, racialized groups , persons with disabilities, Women at Justice or Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression) and networks (e.g. Black Employee Network).

Flexible work arrangements, including remote hybrid work arrangements, and support for work-life balance, as well as Government of Canada’s salaries and benefits, including: pension, supplemental health insurance, dental care, maternity and parental leave benefits, vacation days and the Employee Assistance Program.

How to Apply

The Department of Justice, like many other federal departments and agencies, does its recruitment and staffing in accordance with the Public Service Employment Act. To explore careers options available to you at Justice Canada, please visit: Applying for Government of Canada jobs: What to expect.

Our Department values diversity and inclusion. Therefore, we encourage all candidates to self-declare in their employment application.

Legal Careers

The Department of Justice is always seeking talented and dedicated legal professionals to help ensure that Canada has an accessible, efficient and fair system of Justice. If you have law-related education or work experience, this rewarding career path might be of interest for you.

Law Articling

Our articling program will provide you with the opportunity to develop the essential knowledge, skills and experience for practicing law. For information on articling opportunities at the Department of Justice across Canada, and how to apply, please visit The Legal Excellence Program.

Internal Services Professions

The Department also hires a variety of professionals from various fields, including administration, policy and programs, communications, finance, human resources, information technology, research and statistics, security, procurement, research and library services, social sciences, and more. Consider a meaningful career within our internal services.