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Employment Opportunity: Crown Attorney – Manitoba Prosecution Service

LF1-3 Legal Counsel 1-3
Manitoba Justice
Manitoba Prosecution Service, Crown Law
Thompson MB

Advertisement Number: 42182
Salary(s): LF1-3 $80,191.00 – $158,529.00 per year Plus Remoteness Allowance
Closing Date: February 29, 2024

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.
Additional remuneration will be guaranteed through the Northern Retention Bonus ($12,000/year) and is also available by participating in the after-hours Thompson bail program ($6,000-$12,000/year).

To be considered for this competition, you must submit an application form. Complete the application form at the link below orcontact Human Resource Services at the number/email listed under “Apply to” to request a copy of the application form. Theselection board will rely
only on information provided in the application form to determine whether a candidate will be invited for further assessment.

Manitoba Prosecution Service is responsible for prosecuting most offences in Manitoba. These offences are identified in provincial statutes, the federal Criminal Code of Canada and The Youth Criminal Justice Act. This is a unique opportunity with Manitoba Prosecution Service to work in a dynamic office in Thompson, Manitoba, with Crown Attorneys of varying levels of experience. For more information on living and working in Thompson, please visit Crown Attorneys in the Manitoba Prosecution Service are members of the Manitoba Association of Crown Attorneys and the collective agreement can be found here.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Eligible for immediate membership or membership (in good standing) with the Law Society of Manitoba
  • A valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver’s License
  • Enhanced Security Screening; Satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, Adult Abuse Registry Check &Child
  • Abuse Registry Check
  • Evening and weekend work as required
  • Ability to travel by road, air, and small watercraft, including overnight stays



  • Advocacy experience in the practise of law
  • Superior oral communication and presentation skills
  • Superior written communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Effective case management
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to effectively meet short deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • The ability to adapt, learn and grow through challenge, pressure or adversity (resilience)


  • Prosecutions or Criminal Law experience

As a Crown Attorney, you will provide prosecutorial service regarding matters arising under the Criminal Code of Canada and provincial statutes, in the provincial and superior courts. Other duties involve giving legal opinions, reviewing police reports and instructing police with respect to charges and investigations. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in community and other legal education in the areas of criminal law and procedures on behalf of Manitoba Prosecution Service.

View the full notice here.


Posted: January 30, 2024