Assistant Crown Attorney

June 10 2024
Expected expiry date: June 21 2024
Industries Legal
Categories Administrative, Public, Regulatory, Govt.,
Kenora, ON • Full time

Are you invigorated by challenging work in a vibrant environment? Are you eager for a role where you can broaden your legal skills and be a part of a beautiful northern Ontario community focused on delivering the Criminal Law Division's vision to be the foremost prosecution service in Canada?

The Ministry of the Attorney General, Criminal Law Division (north region), offers an opportunity for a lawyer to conduct prosecutions and perform related functions as an Assistant Crown Attorney.

The Criminal Law Division is a large geographically dispersed operation with approximately 1900 staff who help protect community and personal safety through prosecution of offences across the province. The division's vision is to be the foremost prosecution service in Canada, and this vision is supported through the divisional mission, values, and key strategies.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Duties will include:

  • Screening and preparing cases
  • Performing case management functions, and conducting prosecutions for criminal and quasi-criminal offences in the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice
  • Providing professional advice to police and related agencies on criminal matters
  • Drafting indictments
  • Assisting senior counsel with prosecutions and research
  • Working cooperatively with other justice sector partners
  • Occasional travel (land or air) may be required to various locations within the Province

    How do I qualify?


  • Membership in good standing as a lawyer with the Law Society of Ontario
  • Valid Ontario class 'G' driver's license

    Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge of the Criminal Code of Canada, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, criminal law procedures, rules of evidence and case law
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role and function of a prosecutor in the criminal justice system in Ontario
  • Proven judgment and analytical ability to determine appropriate legal remedies
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, presentation and communication skills and proven ability to work with Indigenous communities
  • Ability to use computer technology and its related software
  • Ability and willingness to travel to various locations within the North Region and or Province which include but not limited to Fort Frances, Dryden, Red Lake, North Spirit Lake, Deer Lake, Cat Lake, Sandy Lake.

Additional Information


  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 10 months, 216 Water St, Kenora, North Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check, Intelligence, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS

Compensation Group: Ontario Crown Attorneys' Association


Category: Legal Services

Posted on: Friday, June 7, 2024


  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • For issues with submitting applications, or questions, please contact

How to apply:

  1. You must apply online.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job descriptionto make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Usto provide your contact information. Recruitment services team will contact you within 48 hours.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, June 21, 2024 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the 
Ontario's Human Rights Code .

Pre Screening Questions

  • Are you a member in good standing as a lawyer with the Law Society of Ontario?
  • Do you have a valid Ontario class "G" driver's license?
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