The Legal Excellence Program - Summer Student, Ontario Region

Statement of Merit Criteria

Essential Qualifications

By the time of appointment the candidate must have completed two years of law school at a Canadian university or registered with the National Committee on Accreditation who reasonably expects and is scheduled to commence articling in 2019.

Good cumulative average in law school AND a combination of additional education, training or experience relevant to the position. For purposes of this process, “Good” is defined as a minimum cumulative average of B.

Knowledge of the work of the Ontario Regional Office of the Department of Justice

Ability to analyse legal issues

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing

Effective interpersonal skills


Language proficiency: English essential

Asset Criteria

Demonstrated interest in public service

Demonstrated interest in litigation

Operational Requirements

Candidates must be flexible with respect to hours of work, lunch breaks and rest periods. 

Candidates will be required to travel occasionally.

Organizational Needs

The Department of Justice is committed to maintaining a representative workforce reflective of Canadian society. In support of achieving a diversified workforce and our employment equity goals, qualified candidates who self-declare in a staffing process as members of Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and/or women may be selected for appointment to fulfill organizational needs.

Condition of Employment

Security Clearance: Reliability Status


Preference will be given to Canadian citizens. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

Due to the number of applicants and the strict hiring deadlines imposed by the Law Society of Upper Canada, not all applicants will be interviewed. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Screening may be conducted on a top-down basis, for example, selection for interviews may be based on candidates having more than one of the above essential experience criteria.

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