Attention Law Students: Do You Want to Article at the CRTC?

Every year, through our CRTC Student Articling Program, we hire a law student to work in our Legal Sector.

It’s an exciting opportunity to work with over 20 lawyers who provide legal services to the CRTC on a broad range of telecom and broadcasting issues. They’re a busy group that deals with everything from interpreting and implementing legislation, to advising CRTC staff about policy decisions, to questioning participants at CRTC public hearings and participating in litigation activities.

What you’ll learn and do

Your year at the CRTC will give you:

  • Invaluable hands-on experience in administrative and communications law
  • The chance to work with lawyers, Commissioners, and other staff dedicated to ensuring that Canadians enjoy a world class communication system
  • An in-depth understanding of the inner workings of a Canadian regulatory organization
  • Exposure to the major issues and stakeholders in the Canadian communications industry

You’ll participate in a wide range of activities, including:

  • Researching and preparing legal opinions
  • Helping prepare for, participate in, and follow up on CRTC public hearings
  • Preparing legal documents, including regulations, orders, and CRTC decisions and public notices

You might also be involved in litigation in which the CRTC Legal Sector participates. And you’ll have a chance to participate in the Directorate’s in-house tutorials.

Your salary and terms of employment

As our articling student, you’ll receive a salary approved by the Treasury Board, which is currently $54,688 per year.

We’ll introduce you to the CRTC and all that we do through our orientation program for new students. You will have a private office with full access to our electronic legal research facilities.

What we are looking for?

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Is keenly interested in administrative and communications law, and has a strong academic background in these areas
  • Has superior communications skills, and excels at legal research and writing
  • Will work well as part of our legal team in a highly collaborative environment

Want to apply?

If you qualify, and you’re interested in articling at the CRTC, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Write a cover letter introducing yourself and explaining why you want to article at the CRTC. Clearly indicate that you are applying for the 2018-2019 articling position.
  2. The ability to communicate effectively in writing may be assessed through the cover letter.
  3. Include a resume that tells us about your background and relevant experience.
  4. Provide a copy of your law school transcript.
  5. Provide two letters of reference.

Address your application to:

Executive Assistant, Legal Sector
1, Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec, J8X 4B1

Or by Email, to

When is the deadline?

At the CRTC, we follow the recruiting rules of the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), specifically for the Ottawa region. The deadline for applications is May 23, 2017. You may also consult their website at, for more details.

Our hiring policy

The CRTC is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from students who are members of the following groups: Aboriginal persons, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Want more information?

If you still have questions, you can call Louise Gauthier at (819) 997-5533, or email her at