Articling Student - PPSC, Québec Regional Office

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We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

Please note that candidates must submit an application on the Public Service Jobs website at If you are unable to submit online, please contact Jeffrey Larocque at before the closing date.

You must provide the following information when submitting your application:

You must send your last transcript of grades achieved in law studies available by email to at the latest on February 1st, 2019, 11:59 pm (Pacific Time). Otherwise, your application will be rejected.

If you have any questions regarding this employment opportunity, please contact Stéphanie Brais directly either by email at or by phone at (514) 283-3808.

Work environment

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) is a dynamic team that prosecutes criminal offenses under federal jurisdiction. All employees are offered a wide-ranging selection of jobs and benefits and play a key role in strengthening the Canadian criminal justice system.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 1,000 words (maximum) "Please clearly indicate in your cover letter all work experience paid and/or volunteer, training and/or studies as well as your grade point average."

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

- Bachelor in Law, obtained at the latest on December 31st, 2020.

When applying, the candidate must provide proof that they have obtained a minimum of 36 credits that are accepted in their law degree program. If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. This will enable you to provide proof of Canadian equivalency when applying for a job in the public service. The public service will accept any Foreign Educational Credentials as long as they are deemed comparable to Canadian standards, through a recognized credential assessment service (

Degree equivalency

- Experience paid and/or volunteer, training and/or education.

*Please note that the screening of candidates for an interview will be based on this criterion. It is your responsibility to clearly demonstrate your experience, training and/or education in your application.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

If you are not registered with a Canadian faculty of civil law, you will be asked to explain what is your plan to be eligible to the internship (articling) of the Barreau du Québec in 2021.

Degree equivalency

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements

- General knowledge of the law (such as criminal law).

Abilities/skills and Personal Suitabilities:
- Specialized Skills and Knowledge (such as understanding one's role, legal skills and legal knowledge).
- Professionalism (such as professional conduct, professional fortitude, service orientation and self assessment).
- Judgement (such as decision making, critical thinking, and adaptability).
- Practice Management (such as file management).
- Communicating effectively (such as verbally, in writing and by listening attentively).
- Interpersonal Relationships (such as building relationships and emotion management).
- Leadership (such as coaching, influencing others and teamwork).

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 women may be selected for appointment to fulfill organizational needs.

Operational Requirements:
- Possession of a valid driver's licence. Note: the licence class must, at a minimum, authorize the driver to drive a car, van or small truck, on all roads and highways without an accompanying driver. 
- 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.

Conditions of employment

- Enhanced Reliability security clearance.
- The candidate must be admissible to article in accordance with the École du Barreau du Québec at the latest on December 31, 2021, and during the articling appointment.
- 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

There are two steps in the application process:

1) You must apply online through the Public Service Resourcing System, at, at the latest on February 1st, 2019, 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).

2) You must send your last official transcript available, of your grades achieved in law studies by email at:, at the latest on February 1st, 2019, 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).

Please note that applications that are not registered in the Public Service Resourcing System ( will be rejected.

Incomplete or late applications will be rejected.

When you apply online, you have to provide us with your resume and a cover letter. Please note that you won't be able to attach any documents to your application. You will instead need to "copy-paste" the text of your documents into the fields provided for this purpose.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, 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.



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