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 30 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.

*Please note that the Law Society of Ontario has updated its articling procedures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read this page in its entirety as pertinent information has been recently changed to reflect these updates.

What you’ll learn and do

Your year at the CRTC will give you:

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

You’ll also have a chance to participate in the Sector’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 $62,843 per year.

We’ll introduce you to the CRTC and all that we do through our orientation program for new students.

What we are looking for?

We’re looking for someone who:

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 2024-2025 articling position. The ability to communicate effectively in writing will be assessed in particular through the cover letter.
  2. Include a resume that tells us about your background and relevant experience.
  3. Provide an up to date copy of your law school transcript and any other transcripts that may be relevant to the position.
  4. Provide two letters of reference and submit the complete materials by email to

When is the deadline?

At the CRTC, we follow the recruiting rules of the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), specifically for the Ottawa region. The deadline for applications is now May 31, 2023 by 11:59 p.m., PDT (8:59 p.m., EDT). 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 – or if you are a person with a disability requiring assistance in filing your application – please contact us at

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