Law Clerk Program

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Applications are invited for the position of Law Clerk to the Judges of the Tax Court of Canada. The Tax Court of Canada will staff fifteen (15) Law Clerk positions.


Tax Court of Canada,
Ottawa, Ontario.


One (1) year, commencing on Monday, August 26, 2019.


Salary is currently $63,428 per annum. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package.


The majority of the workload consists of:

  • preparing legal opinions;
  • researching specific legal questions; and
  • reviewing and commenting on draft reasons for judgment.


(1) Law degree from a Canadian university completed before August 26, 2019. If you went to school outside of Canada, please visit the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials Website;

(2) Good cumulative grade point average in courses pursued towards law degree;

(3) Interest in tax law and commercial transactions;

(4) Successful completion of at least one introductory course in tax law;

(5) Proficiency in English or French is required. Proficiency in the other official language is required for certain positions only;

(6) Other qualifications will be assessed. For more details, please review the Statement of Merit Criteria.


Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.


Applications must be submitted on or before Friday, January 19, 2018. Applications must include all of the following:

  • a covering letter
  • a résumé (specify citizenship and language proficiency)
  • certified official transcripts of law school marks which can be mailed by the law school registrar's office and which should be received no later than Friday, January 26, 2018;
  • copies of transcripts for all post-secondary studies;
  • three (3) letters of reference from:
      i. two professors from the law faculty, including a professor who has taught the applicant at least one course in tax law; and
      ii. one other person.

Letters of reference must attest to the candidate’s qualifications regarding reliability, discretion, effective interpersonal skills and judgment. It should be noted that each letter of reference does not have to attest to all the qualifications provided that all the qualifications are addressed in one or more of the letters of reference. Letters of reference must be submitted directly by the references.

Please note that the letters of reference and transcripts will not be returned.

Our preference is to communicate with candidates by e-mail.Therefore, you must include in your application a valid e-mail address that is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

All material should be sent via mail or e-mail to:

2018–2019 TCC Clerkship Program
Executive Legal Counsel
Chambers of the Chief Justice
Tax Court of Canada
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0M1


Pre-selected applicants will be contacted in February 2018 and invited for an interview during the month of March 2018. This interview will be conducted by a panel of three judges. Successful candidates will be contacted by telephone the week following the conclusion of the interviews.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


For further inquiries regarding the Tax Court of Canada clerkship or to communicate with a current Law Clerk, please contact:

The Executive Legal Counsel at (613) 996-2700 or by e-mail at

You are also welcome to visit the following Websites:

Tax Court of Canada Website

Courts Administration Service Website


Certain law societies recognize the service of the law clerks as fulfilling all or part of their articling requirements. Candidates should verify this with the law society of the jurisdiction in which they will seek admission to practice.

A pool of qualified candidates may be established as a result of this selection process.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages you to indicate voluntarily on your application if you are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing (including interview), you should advise us in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


Date modified: 2015-09-09