NEW ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS
Before you complete and submit the application form:
- Read the Qualifications and Selection Criteria for a Justice of the Peace in Ontario and Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics Desired in a Justice of the Peace
- Read the Role of the Justices of the Peace in Ontario
- Read the Principles of Judicial Office
- Observe justices of the peace presiding in court – For more information on how to observe justices of the peace presiding, please note the Notice Regarding Media and Public Access to Ontario Court of Justice Proceedings during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Current prescribed application form (Word) – August 2020
- If you are using a non PC-based computer (e.g., Apple), please use this alternate application form: Current prescribed application form (Word) – August 2020
- If you are using adaptive technologies, please contact the JPAAC Coordinator to request an alternative format.
Application Form Instructions
Detailed instructions for the completion and submission of your application form—
- Read all instructions and download the application form (Word format).
NOTE: If you experience difficulty downloading the current prescribed application form, clear your internet browser cache (clear browsing data) and download the application form again.
- Answer every question on the application form that applies to you. If a question does not apply to you, type “N/A” in the space provided.
Use Arial font, 11 pt., black.
DO NOT highlight or otherwise embellish the application.
DO NOT use ALL CAPS.
Follow the word count restrictions, where applicable.
- The Endnotes of the application form can be found at the end of this webpage or click here.
- If you wish to provide the Committee with additional relevant information, complete question #11: Supplementary Information.
- Review your completed application form carefully, then save the document as a PDF file with the following file naming convention:
- Surname entered in all uppercase letters with no spaces
- Hyphenated names and two first or last names are typed as one word
- No apostrophes
- SUBMISSION of Application—
E-mail your completed application form as a PDF attachment to:
indicating the e-mail Subject as follows: LASTNAME_FirstnameMiddleInitials
The subject line of the e-mail will be your name following the same format as the name of your PDF attachment.
For example, Catherine Elizabeth Anne O’Connor will have an attachment with filename OCONNOR_CatherineEA.pdf and will e-mail a completed application form with the subject line as follows:
Do NOT include a message to the Committee in the body of the e-mail; e-mail messages will not be read and answered. Your e-mail may include a standard e-mail signature with contact information. The JPAAC.Application@ontario.ca is a no-reply mailbox for the submission of your application in PDF format only.
The e-mail address you should use to communicate with JPAAC staff is JPAAC.Info@ontario.ca.
- All completed applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2020. Late applications will not be considered.
- You will receive an e-mail acknowledgement stating that your application has been received by the Committee.
IMPORTANT: If you are selected for an interview, you must submit proof that you meet the education requirement. You will be asked to e-mail a copy of all (or the highest) post-secondary degree(s) or diploma(s) or certificate(s) you have earned or an official transcript (together with a certified translated copy/ies, if applicable) by a specified deadline date for submission. If you fail to submit proof that you meet the education requirement, your interview will be cancelled. Applicants are urged to compile this information as soon as possible and have it ready when requested. If you do not have any post-secondary education and completed the Equivalency portion of this application instead, you are eligible for an interview and will be exempt from providing copies of certificates and diplomas.
- If you wish to provide information regarding any gaps in your work experience, you may do so in Question #11, under “Supplementary Information.”
- Observing justices of the peace presiding over different types of courts is in addition to previous professional and/or personal court experiences.
- Vacancies that are indicated as bilingual require an assessment of a candidate’s ability to communicate and/or write at a Superior level of French. French proficiency tests are valid for five years (as per the French Language Services Office of the Ministry of the Attorney General). If you have been tested as part of a previous JPAAC application process and wish to be re-tested within the five-year period, you may do so independently and at your own expense. Contact the JPAAC Coordinator at JPAAC.Info@ontario.ca for information on how to arrange for Ontario government-approved French language testing. Details regarding your testing outcomes may be provided in the Supplementary Information section of this application form. You may also be asked to submit a copy of the evaluator’s report.
- If you wish to provide further information regarding French language skills and/or testing, you may do so in Question #11, under “Supplementary Information.”
- Candidates who hold a university degree and/or college diploma from outside Canada are required to supply the Committee with a translated certified copy of the degree/diploma/transcript when submitted in a language other than English or French.
- A candidate may be considered to have met the equivalency requirement if he or she demonstrates exceptional qualifications, including life experience, but does not have the educational requirements indicated in the list of Qualifications. Justices of the Peace Act, subsection 2(1.3).
- The JPAAC’s policies and processes for review and evaluation of candidates are in compliance with accessibility provisions under the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001.
- All information will be kept in confidence by the Committee. The Committee may wish to obtain information from other sources. In making these inquiries, every effort will be made to maintain confidentiality. The Committee may or may not contact your referees.
- In accordance with the Justices of the Peace Act, subsection 2(1.1), a candidate shall not be considered by the Advisory Committee unless he or she has performed paid or volunteer work equivalent to at least 10 years full-time experience and meets the education requirement or the equivalency requirement set out in subsections 2(1.1), (1.2) and (1.3).
- Candidates for appointment as a justice of the peace who are or have been members of a professional organization or are governed by a regulatory body are required to permit disclosure by the organization to the Committee or to the Attorney General of any complaints, charges, insurance or compensation claims made against them to that organization. Please note that candidates will also be required to provide permission for the Committee to conduct various security and disclosure checks. The Committee may also wish to obtain information from other sources. In making these inquiries, every effort will be made to maintain confidentiality.