Counsel Opportunities with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC)

The Ontario Regional Office (ORO) of the PPSC is hiring in Toronto, Brampton and Kitchener!

The ORO is responsible for federal prosecutions in southern and southwestern Ontario, from Windsor in the west to Trenton in the east, and northward to Georgian Bay and the districts encompassing Barrie, Lindsay, and Peterborough. The regional headquarters is located in Toronto, with local offices in Brampton, Kitchener, and London.

The majority of the files handled in the ORO involved drug-related offences. Counsel also prosecute criminal organization, terrorism, and tax evasion offences, as well as offences under the Canada Elections Act and the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.

Prosecutors play a key role in the Canadian criminal justice system. As Counsel at the PPSC, you will conduct criminal prosecutions on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions on many significant and complex cases related to drugs, organized crime, terrorism, money laundering, human trafficking, war crimes, and so on. You will quickly gain a breadth of knowledge and experience as you work on a variety of prosecutions. Unlike in private practice, where little time is spent in court, prosecutors can go to court every day. You can acquire immediate trial experience that many private litigators must wait years to get.

For those coming in at the LP-01 level, the Federal Prosecutor Development Program is an organization-wide program designed to ensure that new federal prosecutors gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to be effective working-level prosecutors (LP-02). The program offers a standardized framework for learning and career progression, ensuring transparency and consistency in the development of prosecutors. The program provides a diversity of experiences and activities, including learning, training, work activities, on-the-job training, and mentoring, to ensure prosecutors have the competencies necessary to fulfill the PPSC’s mandate.

In addition, the ORO offers the opportunity to work on complex, quality files, along with high quality continuing professional development and a formal mentorship program. You will have access to training initiatives on various legal topics and subjects that embrace and promote wellness and diversity and inclusion in both the workplace and criminal justice system.

Joining the Public Prosecution Service of Canada will be a transformative experience, both professionally and personally. The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM Pacific Time – November 12, 2020.

How to Apply

Please send your resume to the Human Resources Administrative Team at

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.