Internal Audit

The mandate of Justice Canada’s internal audit function is to help Justice Canada achieve its strategic outcomes by using a systematic and disciplined approach to assess and contribute to the continuous improvement of its risk management, internal control, and governance processes.

Index of Internal Audit Reports

The results of Justice Canada's audits are posted on our Web site to promote public accountability and transparency.

To access the 2007, 2006, 2005 Audit reports, please visit Library and Archives Canada.

Key Compliance Attributes of Internal Audit

Pursuant to the Treasury Board Directive on Internal Audit, departments must meet public reporting requirements as prescribed by the Comptroller General of Canada and using Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat prescribed platforms, including the performance results for the internal audit function.

The objective of publishing departmental internal audit performance results, in the form of key compliance attributes, is to provide pertinent information to stakeholders (Canadians, parliamentarians) regarding the professionalism, performance and impact of the internal audit function in departments. Rationale behind publishing these attributes can be found in OCG webpage.

Level of Professionalization of the Internal Audit Function Table note 1

Key Compliance Attributes

% of internal audit staff with an internal audit or accounting designation (CIA, CPA)


% of internal audit staff with an internal audit or accounting designation (CIA, CPA) in progress


% of internal audit staff holding other designations (CGAP, CISA, etc.)


Conformance with the International Standards for the Profession of Internal Audit

Key Compliance Attributes

Date of last comprehensive briefing Table note 2 to the Departmental Audit Committee on the internal processes, tools, and information considered necessary to evaluate conformance with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Code of Ethics and the Standards and the results of the quality assurance and improvement program (QAIP)

May 2019

Date of last external assessment Table note 3

December 2016

Risk-based Audit Plan and Related Information Table note 4

Internal Audit Title Internal Audit Status Report approved date Report published date Original planned MAP completion date Implementation Status

Audit of Paralegal Services (formerly named Audit of the Use of Paralegals)

Approved – In process of being published

May 2, 2019


Q4 2019-20


Follow-up Audit of Information Technology Security

Approved – Not published

May 2, 2019




Audit of the Youth Justice Initiative

Approved – Not published

May 2, 2019




Audit of Legal Knowledge Management






Audit of Project Management






Strategic Value of the Internal Audit FunctionTable note 5

Key Compliance Attribute

Average overall usefulness rating from senior management of areas audited


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