Join Canada’s Largest Legal Organization!
The Department of Justice Canada is currently recruiting talented, skilled and passionate Paralegal graduates!
- Looking for a rewarding and meaningful career in the law field where you work to ensure that Canadians have an accessible, efficient and fair system of justice?
- Interested in providing high-quality legal services to the government?
- Looking to work in a collaborative, mutually supportive and dynamic team environment?
Then make a difference and consider a career with Canada’s legal team!
What can you expect as a paralegal in 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.
Paralegals working within the Department of Justice Canada have an opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the law field and to build a stimulating career within the federal public service.
Under the guidance of a legal professional, paralegals perform a variety of tasks in different areas of law, including performing extensive legal research, compiling documents for court proceedings or for client consultation files, drafting court documents for filing before administrative tribunals, Federal Courts and Provincial Courts, applying appropriate rules and procedures when managing a legal file, identifying important dates and court deadlines, analyzing and interpreting legal precedents and drafting case summaries, reviewing and analyzing legal issues, providing trial assistance, liaising with clients, and organizing information from clients, governmental or other institutions.
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 EC group.
- 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.
- Location, location, location:
- A headquarters in Ottawa, 6 regional offices and sub-offices across the country.
- Make a difference:
- Your hard work directly affects the lives of Canadians.
How do I get started?
- If you have graduated or completed two (2) years of a post-secondary program with acceptable specialization in social science, statistics, library/archival work or a law-related field or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience and you have experience in editing material destined for public availability, we encourage you to apply to our Stream 1: Junior Legistic Revisor, English / Stream 2: Junior Legistic Revisor, French Inventory now!
- If you are a recent graduate or currently completing your last year of studies in a law clerk, paralegal or legal technician program, we encourage you to apply to our On Demand Legal Professionals Inventory now!
- If you are a former student from the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP), the Post-Secondary Co-op/Internship Program (CO-OP) or the Research Affiliate Program (RAP), we encourage you to apply to our Former Student Inventory now!
- Learn more about the Department of Justice Canada.
- Learn more about employment opportunities in the federal public service.
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