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Information on accommodation for persons with disabilities

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

The intent of the process is to create a qualified pool of candidates to staff positions as they become available. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. 

If you are unable to submit online, please email your resume to Denise Tremblay at with the selection process number in the subject line.

Work environment

The Nunavut Regional Office of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada is located in Iqaluit. As Counsel working in Nunavut, you will join a dedicated team in a collaborative environment. You will quickly gain a breadth of knowledge and experience as you work on a variety of legal files from the most serious Criminal Code offences to fishing infractions. You will also have the unique opportunity to travel the territory on circuit to various communities.

If you’re looking to work in a supportive environment, with room for growth and to make a difference working as part of a tight-knit team, come and join us!

Additional Benefits:
1) You are guaranteed subsidized housing.
2) In addition to your base salary, you will receive an Isolated Post Allowance (Northern Allowance) which ranges from $18,943 - $34,126 annually depending on your circumstances.
3) In addition to your base salary and your Isolated Post Allowance you will also receive a Vacation Travel Assistance (VTA) twice a year. These amounts fluctuate every six months but will support you to travel on vacation outside of the territory.
4) Room for growth in our organization. We have roles as Team Leader, Senior Counsel, General Counsel and more!
5) Training opportunities.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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


Occupational Certification:
- Eligibility for membership in the Law Society of Nunavut.


- 3+ years of experience in the last 5 years in the conduct of criminal or quasi criminal litigation.

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


Asset Qualifications - Experience:
- Experience working in a cross cultural environment, particularly in Aboriginal communities.
- Experience working in a northern environment.

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


English essential

Information on language requirements


- Sound* knowledge of the role and practices of Crown Counsel in the conduct of criminal litigation in the Public Prosecution Service of Canada.
- Sound* knowledge of criminal law and procedures including knowledge of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and its relevant case law.

*Sound is defined as being capable of fulfilling their duties with minimal direction based on thorough knowledge.


Abilities/skills and Personal Suitability:
- Specialized Skills and Knowledge 
- Professionalism 
- Judgement 
- Practice Management 
- Communicating effectively 
- Interpersonal Relationships 
- Leadership

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)


Asset Qualification - Knowledge:
- Knowledge of Inuit culture.


Asset Qualifications - Ability:
- Ability to speak Inuktitut.


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/or women may be selected for appointment to fulfill organizational needs.

Persons self-identifying as Nunavut Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement may be selected for appointment in Nunavut to fulfill organizational needs.


Operational Requirement:
- 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


Secret security clearance


- Member in good standing in the Bar of one of the provinces or territories of Canada.
- Must be a member, in good standing, of the Law Society of Nunavut within 100 days of appointment.
- Applicants must be willing to be assigned to other types of work at the same group, level and tenure within the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. Assignment of work may be made within or between the various teams of counsel within the office and will be based on operational considerations and will not require relocation of residence. 
- Medical clearance 
- All conditions of employment must be met and maintained throughout the 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 targeted groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity


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

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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