Legal Assistant

Justice Canada is hiring, come work with us!

The Department of Justice Canada is currently recruiting talented, skilled and passionate Legal Assistants.

Then make a difference and consider a career with Canada’s legal team!

What can you expect as a legal assistant in the federal government?

The Department of Justice Canada is involved in virtually every area of law, across the country, and within some 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.

Legal assistants working within the Department of Justice Canada have an opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the law and administration field. Through their work ethic, their thoroughness and their ability to manage a heavy workload, legal assistants are key to contribute to the fulfillment of Justice Canada’s mandate.

Under the guidance of law professionals, legal assistants assist in the delivery of legal services in the areas of litigation, advisory services, commercial and real estate transactions by performing a variety of tasks, including locating and compiling information, drafting, preparing and proofreading legal and administrative documents (e.g., acts, contracts, legal opinions, procedures, correspondence, etc.), filing court documents, as well as applying various practices and procedures related to the field of law. Legal assistants also perform administrative tasks, such as maintaining and organizing files, responding to client inquiries and conducting follow-up, organizing meetings and other general administrative duties.

Why should you join Canada’s legal team?

Competitive salaries and benefits
Including pension, supplemental health insurance, dental care, maternity and parental leave benefits, and vacation days. For more information on salaries, please consult the annual rates of pay for the AS-01 group and level.
Work as a team in a dynamic environment
Collaborate with other professionals in the legal and non-legal field across the Federal government.
Career advancement
Access to mentors as well as ample learning and professional development opportunities.

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
Make a difference
Your hard work directly affects the lives of Canadians.

Apply now

If you are a recent graduate or currently completing your last year of studies in a law-related program from a recognized post-secondary institution or have a combination of education, training and/or experience, we encourage you to apply to our Legal Assistant Inventory and the Department of Justice Jobs now.