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Justice Canada Training

For now, Centre of Expertise for Learning and Professional Development (CoELPD) and the Centre for Legal Education Services (CLES) will continue to offer learning opportunities using a virtual format in place of in-person classroom training. Online self-paced courses are also available.

The Department continues to explore its options with respect to learning activities involving sensitive information at the Protected B level or higher.  Details about the formats for future learning events will be outlined in the Justice Training Calendar, as well as in communications and promotional materials. CoE-LPD and CLES will continue to review their approaches based on the most current guidance with respect to physical distancing.

CoELPD and CLES offer a range of learning events, tools and resources for all employees. To obtain information about upcoming virtual training, please consult the following resources:

*Some legal learning events are available as recorded Webcasts only. After your registration is complete, a link to the recorded Webcast will be forwarded to you. Please notify CLES when you have completed this legal training and confirm the name of the law society of which you are a member, so that they can ensure your PeopleSoft status is updated.

For additional information, questions or comments, please contact CoELPD or CLES.

Floor Emergency Warden Training

The Floor Emergency Warden Training teaches Justice employees the role and procedures to follow during an emergency evacuation at a Justice building. This training will enable you to:

  • Act as a Floor Emergency Warden;
  • Know what to look for to ensure everyone’s safety;
  • Know the procedures to follow when evacuating a building;
  • Help the Chief Emergency Warden implement emergency and evacuation procedures.

As onsite presence increases, taking this training will ensure there are always employees in Justice buildings equipped to ensure everyone’s safety and help during evacuations.

Training from the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS)

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, all classroom courses, events and other in-person programs from the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) have been suspended until further notice, including all registration for these activities. However, online courses, including self‑paced and virtual classes, mandatory training and language maintenance tools, remain available through GCcampus.

Be sure to check out the COVID-19 Learning resources on the CSPS Website for information about upcoming courses, useful job-aids, virtual learning activities and more. 

Note: To reduce the strain on Department of Justice and Government of Canada networks, we encourage you to log off the Justice Network before taking any training from the School. To access online courses provided by CSPS and other external training providers, using a Justice laptop but outside of Government of Canada networks, follow these instructions.