The Legal Excellence Program for Articling Students – Montreal

Articling Opportunities Across Canada

Quebec Regional Office (Montreal - Ottawa)

In a nutshell, we are

General articling information

Why article with us?

Our student employment offers:

Law student positions, when available, will be offered to our future articling students, specifically summer employment during the year before their articling or earlier, when possible.

For more information on other student employment programs within the federal public service, please consult the following site: Federal Student Work Experience Program.

Professional development

Training and Development Program for Counsels

Articling students will be considered participant under Justice Canada LP-01 Training and Development Program. This Program provides the progression of participants from articling student (LP-00) to counsel (LP-02) over approximately 5 years. The Program is a structured, competency-based development program designed to ensure the training, development and management of LP-00 and LP-01 employees. Once the LP-01 employee has met all the requirements of the Program, they will be eligible for a LP-02 appointment.

Salary and benefits

We offer a competitive salary and numerous benefits upon entry in the public service.

How to apply to a CIVIL LAW articling position for 2024?

The next recruitment advertisement will be for the 2024 Civil Law articling terms. The advertisement is posted on the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS from December 20, 2021 to February 8, 2022, 11:59 PM PST.

This posting is open to persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Applicants must include:

You must apply through the Public Service Resourcing System – (https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1691483&toggleLanguage=en). We no longer accept résumés by e-mail, mail or in person.

Step 1 - You must apply online via the Public Service Resourcing System (https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1691483&toggleLanguage=en). The advertisement will be posted on PSRS from December 20, 2021, and will close on February 8, 2022, 11:59 PM PST. When completing your application, you will need to "copy-paste" the text from your résumé into the fields provided for this purpose on your application.

Step 2 - You MUST also send (with your full name in the subject line) your COVER LETTER, your RESUME and a copy of your most recent OFFICIAL LAW school transcript by email to: Application.LEP-PED@justice.gc.ca at the latest by February 8, 2022, 11:59, Pacific Time. Applications that do not contain ALL of the above-mentioned documents will be considered incomplete. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Please note that only those candidates SELECTED for further consideration will be contacted.

Due to the number of applicants and the strict deadlines imposed by the legal governing bodies in Ontario and Quebec, it may be necessary to impose a limit on the maximum number of applicants to be interviewed.

The Department of Justice is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from students who are members of the following groups: Aboriginal persons, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Our areas of practice

Civil Litigation

We have two civil litigation teams, in Ottawa and Montreal, which handle litigation involving federal departments and agencies present in Quebec and working in all areas of civil and administrative litigation. They specialize in the areas of immigration and refugee law, prison law, labour law, extradition and national security, government liability, class actions, administrative law, constitutional law, bankruptcy and insolvency.

Tax Litigation

Our tax litigation teams provide services in the conduct of cases as varied as tax avoidance, the underground economy and all kinds of schemes to pay as little tax as possible. Our professionals share their best practices in tax law, both in terms of assessment appeals and collection, particularly in the area of Canadian and international taxation. We ensure that we conduct our legal services in accordance with the strategic direction of our main client, the Canada Revenue Agency.

Notarial Law

The Notarial Law team, composed mainly of notaries, is responsible for the handling of all files related to commercial and real property transactions involving federal departments, corporations and agencies of the government of Canada. As such, notaries are responsible for files of various nature including acquisitions for additions to Indian reserves, dispositions (ports, airports, seized assets, etc.), servitudes and superficies, leases, securities for debts due to Her Majesty and inter-government transfers. The notaries also provide counsel and legal opinions in many areas of law (aboriginal, commercial, environmental, etc.).

Contact for articling positions in civil law

Legal Excellence Program
E-mail: LEP.PEA@justice.gc.ca

Contact for articling positions in notarial law

Ianik Lalancette, Notary
Telephone: 613-948-1987
Address: 284 Wellington Street,
SAT – Room: 6008
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8
E-mail: ianik.lalancette@justice.gc.ca