Public Prosecution Service of Canada
Published
August 14, 2019
Location
Yellowknife, Canada
Job Type
Department
Public Prosecution Service of Canada
Territory
Northwest Territories

Description

The Executive Assistant duties include managing an agenda, scheduling meetings and managing electronic correspondence, project tracking as well as planning, control and reporting of a budget and other administrative support activities.

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) is a federal government organization responsible for the prosecution of criminal offenses under federal jurisdiction. Our organization consists of approximately 1000 employees in regional offices across the country who all play a key role in strengthening Canada’s criminal justice system. The PPSC handles the prosecution of all Criminal Code offences in the territories as well as offences under all other federal legislation, such as the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the

The Northwest Territories Regional Office (NWTRO) is responsible for the prosecution of all federal offences in the NWT. The regional headquarters is located in Yellowknife. Communities throughout the NWT are served by circuit in both the Territorial and Supreme Court and prosecutors travel by air to some 20 communities and by road to one (Behchoko).

The NWTRO prosecutes Criminal Code offences, in addition to offences under other federal sta­tutes typically prosecuted by the PPSC. The case load of the regional office includes a high number of personal injury offences, including homicide cases, sexual assaults, aggravated assault and assault causing bodily harm or with a weapon. The region actively reviews the files of high risk offenders and applies in appropriate cases for dangerous or long-term offender status following conviction.

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