Judicial Vacancies Ontario

  • November 07, 2016

The Government of Canada has announced reforms to the judicial appointments process which will make the process more transparent, accountable and reflective of the diversity of Canadian society.

As a result of these changes, all interested candidates must submit their applications pursuant to the new rules and using the new forms. Currently, there are sixteen (16) federal judicial vacancies in Ontario;

  • Four (4) vacancies for the Court of Appeal in Toronto;
  • Eleven (11) vacancies for the Superior Court of Justice;
  • Five (5) in Toronto,
  • One (1) in Hamilton,
  • One (1) in Kingston,
  • Two (2) in Ottawa,
  • One (1) in Thunder Bay,
  • One (1) in Milton, and
  • One (1) vacancy for the Superior Court of Justice – Family Court in Ottawa.

Therefore, the Judicial Advisory Committee for Ontario invites applications for these judicial positions.

The minimum requirement to apply to be a judge on a superior court is ten (10) years completed membership as a barrister and solicitor at the Bar of one of the Provinces or Territories of Canada.

All candidates wishing to apply must submit nine (9) completed copies of the current (October 2016) Questionnaire for Federal Judicial Appointments. This application will be valid for a period of two (2) years at which point a candidate must reapply for continued consideration.

If you wish to apply and need a current Questionnaire, or if you would like further information, please consult the website of Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs http://www.fja-cmf.gc.ca/home-accueil/index-fra.html or call the Commissioner’s Office at 613-992-9400 or 1-877-583-4266 (toll free).

All completed applications must be sent, either by courier, mail or hand delivery, to:

Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada
99 Metcalfe Street, 8th floor
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 1E3

Canada’s judiciary should reflect the diversity of the society it serves. Applications from members of all backgrounds are encouraged.