Careers at Legal Aid Ontario

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) values integrity, respect, responsiveness, excellence, independence, accountability, openness and consistency. Our recruitment process reflects our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Looking for a job with LAO?

It can be very rewarding to work for an organization that provides quality legal services to low-income individuals. LAO values employees who deliver superior service to those who need it most.

How to apply

LAO uses an automated recruiting management system to collect applications, and no longer accepts external applications via email.

Our new online application tool makes it easier than ever before to apply for a job at LAO. Applying for posted positions is as easy as the click of a mouse.

When you want to view and apply to current job postings, go to the How to apply heading and click on the "Current LAO job postings", then:

  • select the job title to view the full job description.

  • select the "I am Interested" button at the bottom of the posting if you are interested in applying,

  • (if its your first visit:) upload your resume and any other supporting documents and create a user profile. Your resume or application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. When you upload your resume, information such as your name and address will be pulled from it to fill in some of the basic fields of your user profile. Your user profile also includes your education, experience and skills. Note: you must have an email address to create a user profile. If you do not have an email address, you can set up a free Google, Yahoo or other email provider account.

  • (if youve visited before:) sign into your existing profile.

Once you have created your profile, you can log in anytime to see the status of your application(s), update your information, apply for other positions, add skills and add more supporting documents.

We thank all of those who apply, but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Need assistance to apply online?

Please contact webhelp.njoyn@cgi.com or call 1-877-427-7717.

Other employment opportunities

The positions below are for opportunities currently available outside of Legal Aid Ontario at various community and specialty legal clinics located throughout the province as well as Legal Aid organizations across Canada. Legal clinics function independently, under the guidance of their respective boards of directors. All criteria and hiring decisions for the postings below are those of the organization or clinic hosting the position.

Any questions or concerns about these postings should be directed to the appropriate organization or clinic.

Position Department/area Salary Posted Application deadline
Position: 2018-19 articling position (West office) Area:  Community Legal Services of Ottawa Salary:  TBD Posted:  Jun. 6 Deadline:  Jun. 30
Position: Articling position - 2018-19 Area:  Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic Salary:  TBD Posted:  May 3 Deadline:  Jul. 7
Position: Articling position - 2018-19 Area:  South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) Salary:  TBD Posted:  May 8 Deadline:  Jul. 7
Position: Clinic director Area:  Parkdale Community Legal Services Salary:  TBD Posted:  Jun. 21 Deadline:  Jul. 31
Position: Contract Staff Lawyer Area:  South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) Salary:  TBD Posted:  May 8 Deadline:  Jun. 23
Position: Immigration lawyer Area:  HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario Salary:  TBD Posted:  Jun. 6 Deadline:  Jun. 22
Position: Injured workers lawyer Area:  Timmins-Temiskaming Community Legal Clinic Salary:  TBD Posted:  Jun. 5 Deadline:  Jun. 30
Position: Legal intake worker Area:  Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC) Salary:  TBD Posted:  Jun. 9 Deadline:  Jun. 28
Position: Operations director Area:  Parkdale Community Legal Services Salary:  TBD Posted:  Jun. 21 Deadline:  Jul. 31
Position: Research lawyer Area:  Law Commission of Ontario Salary:  TBD Posted:  June 14 Deadline:  July 7
Position: Staff lawyer Area:  HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) Salary:  TBD Posted:  Jun. 15 Deadline:  Jul. 14
Position: Staff lawyer Area:  Lake Country Community Legal Clinic Salary:  TBD Posted:  Jun. 2 Deadline:  Jun. 23

Where can I get more information?

For more information, contact our Human Resources department at hr@lao.on.ca.

Legal Aid Ontario values integrity, respect, responsiveness, excellence, independence, accountability, openness and consistency. Our recruitment process reflects our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Legal Aid Ontario is an equal opportunity employer. All information collected is confidential to Legal Aid Ontario and is handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.