Interesting and meaningful work. Flexible hours. Competitive remuneration. Positive workplace culture. These are just some of the benefits of joining the National Judicial Institute, a world leader in judicial professional development.
The Institute, Canada’s primary provider of judicial education, designs and delivers innovative programs and resources to the 2,600-plus members of the Canadian judiciary. A non-profit, independent organization, the NJI consists of a small but versatile team of approximately 70 employees—from counsel and meeting planners to professionals in communications, translation, human resources, finance, information management, and IT.
Our team is deeply committed—passionate, knowledgeable, and highly skilled. Together with members of the Canadian judiciary, we work towards the NJI’s mission of “building better justice through leadership in Judicial education.”
Why the NJI?
Meaningful work: Whether you are planning events in the field, developing cutting-edge programs and resources with judges, or keeping operations on track, you are serving and supporting Canada’s judges in the administration of justice in our country.
Work with the best: Our team is comprised of individuals from across Canada, bringing a variety of skills and experience to the Institute. They thrive in an environment that supports continued learning, innovation, and creativity.
Travel: Our in-person programs are hosted on-site at locations across Canada. Travel is required for many of our positions, from two to seven days at a time.
What do we offer?
Flexibility: We offer a hybrid work environment. Experience the best of off-site flexibility and in-office collaboration.
Work / Life Balance: Our standard work week is 35 hours, with flexibility in start and end times around our core schedule. We offer a market-leading vacation package—including a paid closure between Christmas and New Year’s—and both sick and personal days to help manage everything life throws at you.
Health, Dental and Pension Benefits: Benefits start from your first day on the job.* Our insurance package covers health, dental, and life insurance as well as our employee and family assistance plan, and the NJI pays both the employer and employee premiums. We contribute to a Defined Contribution Pension Plan so that you can plan for your retirement.
Salary: We offer competitive salaries, with growth opportunities.
Training: Employees have access to an annual professional development fund, personal days for exams, as well as online learning platforms.
Where are we based?
The NJI has two offices: Ottawa and Montreal.
Ottawa: Our downtown office in the National Capital has impressive views of the Ottawa River, Gatineau Park, and national landmarks such as the Supreme Court of Canada.
Montreal: Our Quebec office is based in the historic and lively Old Port of Montreal.
Our in-person education programs take place across Canada, serving our federal, provincial, and territorial courts. Travel to on-site programs is required for many positions.
*For positions of more than one year