Our recruitment process

Recruitment for a Legal Aid BC position is usually a 6–8 week process and includes the following stages.

Our recruitment process

COVID-19 Notice: Legal Aid BC’s recruitment process is online only now to protect the health of our applicants and employees.

1. Applying for a position using Dayforce Careers

If you’re interested in a Legal Aid BC job posting and you meet the minimum qualifications for the position, please apply online through our Dayforce Careers platform. 

See How to apply for instructions on how to create an account and upload files to submit your application.

 Tips for your application submission

  • Include all your relevant work experience, education, and other credentials in your application. 
  • Consider including supporting documents, such as a cover letter to provide your background information and to tell us why you’re interested in the position. 
  • Review your application carefully before submitting it; check for spelling and grammatical errors and make sure your contact information is correct.

If you have questions or need help during the recruitment process, please contact humanresources@legalaid.bc.ca.

2. Reviewing applications and short listing applicants

Applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the job posting are short listed for interviews. 

3. Interviewing

Short-listed applicants are interviewed by the hiring team. The team usually includes the hiring manager, a Human Resources representative, and often another staff member.

At the panel interview, applicants are asked pre-determined questions based on the job requirements. Questions are behavioural-based, technical, and scenario-based. 

The interview is an opportunity for you to discuss your qualifications and for both parties to consider whether the position is a good fit for you. Interviews are usually 60–90 minutes. 

 Tips for preparing for your interview

  • Review our websites and social media channels to learn more about Legal Aid BC.
  • Read the job posting and be prepared to show us how your qualifications fit the position.
  • Prepare questions about the position that you'd like to ask the hiring team.

 Tips for your interview day

  • Feel free to have notes handy to refer to when answering questions.
  • Consider answering behavioural-based questions using the STAR Approach:
    • Situation — Tell us about the situation and provide relevant who/what/when/where details.
    • Task — Describe your role in the situation.
    • Action — Explain what you did to address the situation and achieve results. 
    • Result — Tell us what the outcome was. 

4. Testing

Successful interviewees are assessed on their technical skills and other competencies. Your testing may include practical tests or written exercises, depending on the position you're applying for. 

Note: Sometimes we ask applicants to complete testing prior to the interview stage

5. Conducting background checks

To ensure client and employee safety and security, Legal Aid BC conducts background checks. You may be asked to provide us with the following:

  • Reference Checks
  • Education Credential Checks
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Law Society Check (for applicable positions)
  • Internal Audit of Legal Aid files (for applicable legal positions)

6. Receiving a job offer

If you’re the successful applicant for a position, we’ll contact you with a job offer. You’ll receive a written offer letter and on-boarding documentation to get you set up as a new Legal Aid BC employee. And we’ll let you know how to prepare for your first day with us.