Working at Justice

No matter what your expertise, you will benefit from Justice Canada's supportive atmosphere, its emphasis on training and mentoring, and the ability to balance the personal and professional aspects of your life.

Training and Career Development

Training and career development is key to employee satisfaction and, in turn, a successful organization.

The Professional Development Division is integral to the Department. Its priority is to promote continuous learning and knowledge transfer within the organization.

The Division provides training on:

  • Legal Programs;
  • Professional Effectiveness;
  • Career Management;
  • Leadership and Management;
  • Personal Life; and
  • Health and Safety.

The Division is committed to learning and has developed a policy that entitles all employees to a minimum of five professional development training days a year.

Mentoring Program

The Department of Justice has developed a National Mentoring Program for all employees that aims to foster learning by exchanging knowledge across levels, functions, geographies and generations, create a workplace that is more diverse and inclusive, and to develop the leaders of today and tomorrow by building on their strengths and developing their leadership skills.

Joining a new organization, especially a large one, can be daunting for the best of us. The Mentoring Program is an excellent tool for new employees. Through the mentoring relationship, they learn about the Department’s culture and organizational processes, and will have a great sounding board for any questions they may have.

Diversity and Employment Equity

Our Commitment to Diversity and Employment Equity

The Department believes that to be able to effectively serve the public, its work force needs to accurately reflect the diversity of the Canadian population. The Department actively recruits members of Employment Equity designated groups and encourages them to self-identify when they apply and begin their employment. There are four EE designated groups:

  • Visible minorities
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Aboriginal peoples
  • Women

An Inclusive Workplace

The Department of Justice is committed to ensuring that its internal policies, practices, and systems are free of barriers, emphasize the value of diversity, and promote full participation to ensure dignity, respect, and equal access for all employees. In addition to complying with the Treasury Board Secretariat’s policy on the Duty to Accommodate Persons with Disabilities, the Department has taken a further step and developed its own policy,The Policy on Accommodating Differences in the Workplace. This policy sets out the requirements and procedures for the accommodation of every employee and prospective employees based on the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Employment Equity Act.

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