The Justices of the Peace Appointments Advisory Committee advertises for applications for vacant justice of the peace positions upon the request of the Attorney General.
Applications must be received by the closing date in order to be considered. Candidates must complete the current prescribed Justice of the Peace Appointment Application Form or Supplementary Application Form, as applicable, and submit the signed original plus eight (8) signed copies for each region to which they are applying to:
Justices of the Peace Appointments Advisory Committee
c/o The Ministry of Government Services Mail Delivery
77 Wellesley St. W., Room M2B-88
MacDonald Block, Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M7A 1N3
In all cases when applying for a “new” advertised vacancy, within two years of the date of a previous application where the “full” Application Form was used, candidates MUST use the Supplementary Application Form. This includes those individuals whose applications were accepted for classification for a previous advertised vacancy that, to date, has not been filled. The only instance where a candidate should use the “full” Application Form once they have already applied under the Vacancy-based Process is two years from the date of their most recently submitted full application under the Committee’s current Vacancy-based Process.
Applications will only be considered if typed/word processed.
The only updates to an application that are permitted after the closing date of an advertised vacancy are updates to personal and/or referee contact information. Candidates must resubmit the relevant amended page from the Justice of the Peace Appointment Application Form when there is a change in personal or referee contact information. The amendments should be submitted under cover of a letter indicating the nature of the change.
Candidates are asked to provide the names and contact information of four (4) referees. Candidates must submit only the supporting material specified in the application form. No other material, including reference letters, will be considered by the Committee.
Communication with the Committee
All communication from candidates is to be made through the JPAAC Coordinator. It is not appropriate to contact members of the Committee at any stage of the application and evaluation process.
Review and Interview Process
Candidates may be selected for an interview based on the review and evaluation of a completed application form.
The interview panel will consist of at least four (4) Committee members, at least one of whom is a lay member from the region of the base court to which the candidate is applying and another of whom is a judge or justice of the peace.
Language Proficiency Testing
Candidates may be required to undergo standardized language proficiency testing in the language(s) in which they indicate proficiency.
Reference Checks and Discreet Inquiries
Committee members may undertake reference checks and/or discreet inquiries as part of the process.
Candidates are classified as Not Qualified, Qualified or Highly Qualified.
A candidate’s classification for an advertised vacancy is valid until that vacancy is filled. As is the practice with similar committees in Canada, candidates will not be notified of their classification.
A candidate’s personal information will be treated by the Committee as confidential except to the extent as is necessary for the Committee to perform its duties.
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