PwC Law LLP
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
The best opportunities to let your knowledge, talent and skills flourish.
Our Tax Services practice:
In our Tax Services practice, we work with clients to manage their tax opportunities. Our Canadian and global practices are linked, which means clients look to us for expert advice and guidance. We’re the first choice when it comes to strategies on reducing taxes, innovative tax planning, and the effective management of reporting burdens.
The Opportunity: Paralegal
PwC Law LLP, Calgary is seeking at least one full-time corporate paralegal to assist us with our internal and external clients both nationally and internationally. We offer corporate legal services throughout Canada and are looking for a positive and independent individual to join a fast-paced working environment and to become part of our expanding legal team.
Corporate annual maintenance and compliance in all Canadian jurisdictions
Maintain corporate records including minute books, trust books and client files
Incorporations and extra-provincial registrations in all Canadian jurisdictions
Name changes and share structure amendments
Due diligence reviews and rectifications
Dissolutions and revivals
Amalgamations and continuances
Drafting various Directors and Shareholders Resolutions
Society, trust and partnership transactions
Working closely with our corporate team on the implementation of various transctions.
CORES Level I, II or III accreditation
Minimum 2 years’ experience as a corporate paralegal
Knowledge of legal and technical procedures, statutes, regulations and federal and provincial government practices
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Highly organized and able to work in a fast-paced environment
Complex problem solving, resourcefulness and good analytical skills
Knowledge of ALF and/or other corporate software and provincial online registry systems is mandatory
Additional corporate, tax and trust law experience is considered an asset
Ability to work with innovative work tools and new technologies
Interested in working in a technology enabled corporate and tax law practice
Our employees make an impact with their dedication to client service, creativity, and high performance. Whatever your passion is, the opportunities available to you at PwC will help you realize your career aspirations.
PwC is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, without regard to ethnicity, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply
PwC: the Opportunity of a Lifetime
Birdsell Grant LLP
Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada
Birdsell Grant LLP is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Legal Assistant to support a lawyer with a solicitor’s practice.
We are inviting candidates with a legal assistant diploma or certificate from an accredited post-secondary institution and at least 3 years of legal assistant experience to apply. The ideal candidate will possess:
Strong attention to detail, word processing and organizational skills;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Good analytical and problem-solving abilities;
The ability to prioritize work and meet tight deadlines;
A high level of professionalism while working closely with lawyers, staff and clients;
Strong knowledge of basic legal concepts, principles, and terminology;
The ability to be a positive self-starter with a strong, independent work ethic; and
Enjoy working in a fast-paced, challenging environment with variety.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for the following core duties:
Managing workflow for a lawyer with a demanding practice;
Coordinating and scheduling meetings and maintaining a busy calendar;
Performing various searches at the Land Titles Office and Corporate Registries;
Preparing client reports accounts; and
Performing general administrative tasks including office and file management.
In addition to experience with the above, the ideal candidate would specifically have the following background, skills and experience:
Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word and Excel)
Alberta Land Titles: Spatial Information System
Alberta Corporate Registry
We offer our staff competitive salary and vacation (including vacation entitlement in your first year), and a long-standing positive work environment.
Please apply by submitting your resume (including months and years of employment history) and cover letter. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
legal assistant: 3 years (Required)
Canopy Growth Corporation
Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada
Canopy Growth Corporation ("Canopy Growth") is a listed company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (WEED), the New York Stock Exchange (CGC) and part of the S&P Composite Index. Its wholly owned subsidiaries, including its flagship Tweed and international medical companies operating under the Spectrum Cannabis brand, are leading producers of legal, regulated cannabis. With millions of square feet of licensed cannabis production, and operations spanning five continents, Canopy is the largest legal producer of cannabis in the world. Headquartered in Smiths Falls Ontario, Canopy Growth recognizes that employees are at the core of our success and take pride in a corporate culture that emphasizes inclusiveness, collaboration and diversity. Our employees stem from a wide range of professional backgrounds; each bringing their own unique skills and talents to the table, working together to continue our incredible momentum of growth.
Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, the Patent Attorney/ Agent will be a part of a superior legal function building within Canopy Growth, including its wholly owned subsidiaries. This individual will be a detail-oriented person who can work independently and in collaboration with the legal team.
Working closely with Canopy engineers and scientists in Canopy Growth Corporation’s invention disclosure review process to identify valuable inventions for patent applications
Analyzing pending patent applications to determine their value to CGC and to formulate a global filing strategy
Reviewing patent applications and office action responses (including in different foreign jurisdictions) drafted by outside counsel
In-house preparing patent applications and office action responses for filing in different jurisdictions for significant patent applications
Analyzing and managing patent portfolios
Providing support in licensing, litigation, or other matters from time to time
Actively engaging in training, knowledge sharing, and other career development opportunities
Conduct technology and patent portfolio assessments of potential partners and competitors
Other duties as assigned
5-10 years of relevant experience at a law firm or in-house performing patent application preparation through the full range of patent prosecution activities
Experience writing patents involving chemistry and genetics preferred
Experience writing electrical engineering patents an asset
Written over 50 originating patent applications, and demonstrated success in advancing patent applications through prosecution
Registered USPTO/CIPO Patent Agent (member in good standing with applicable provincial/territorial Law Society will be considered an asset)
Ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented, organized, self-starter, able to communicate effectively with individuals across the team, including the legal, scientific, business and technical areas
Strong written and oral communications skills
Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills
Proactive, result-oriented, and strong motivation to excel
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Reporting to the Director, Corporate, Securities and Finance Law, this position offers a junior lawyer an opportunity to do high caliber legal work as a member of a collegial, collaborative in-house team. The role will involve working closely with the other lawyers and the legal support team in the department as well as the client groups in the provision of legal services to TransCanada, its subsidiaries and affiliates on corporate law and governance matters, corporate finance activities, including prospectus offerings and banking arrangements, and financial derivatives.
Where appropriate, the incumbent will work independently and as part of a team to fulfill the specific responsibilities which may include the following:
Draft, review and negotiate documentation related to launch and execution of public offerings (equity and debt) and private placements in Canada and the U.S.;
Draft or review credit facilities and loan agreements;
Draft or participate in the review of securities filing documents such as Management Information Circulars, Annual Information Forms, Management’s Discussion & Analysis and other securities filings;
Provide legal support and representation on corporate matters, including drafting documents for incorporations, dissolutions, restructurings and reorganizations;
Assist in the development, execution and interpretation of corporate policies;
Assist in the preparation of materials for the board of directors and its committees;
Assist in the preparation of materials for the board of directors of subsidiary and joint venture entities;
Draft legal memoranda relating to corporate and securities law issues; and
Oversight of paralegals’ work.
Strong knowledge of corporate and securities law;
Detail oriented with strong legal drafting skills;
Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
Demonstrated analytical and problem solving capabilities;
Proven ability to manage multiple competing priorities within tight timeframes;
Flexible and able to work in a dynamic, constantly changing environment.
Education and Experience
Law degree with at least two years directly relevant post-articling experience gained at a national law firm, major financial institution or public company;
Experience in Canadian and U.S. public offerings of debt and equity securities including prospectus establishments and shelf renewals would be an asset;
Experience in drafting and negotiating credit facilities and loan agreements would be an asset;
Experience negotiating ISDA Master Agreements for financial derivatives would be an asset;
Membership in a Canadian law society (preferably Alberta).
*Depending on the qualifications of the applicants, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.
Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the country in which the position is based with no restrictions.
TransCanada is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to provide employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or disability. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available on request during the recruitment process. Applicants with disabilities can request accessible formats or communication supports by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
All positions require background screening. Some include criminal and/or credit checks in order to comply with regulations.
Please apply to this posting by 11/13/2018. To apply, go to jobs.transcanada.com and enter reference code 55721. Only applications submitted through the TransCanada Careers website will be acknowledged.
TransCanada is an equal opportunity employer.
Make what you do matter.
At TransCanada we dream big, think big and do big things. For over 65 years, we've had the vision and scale to deliver big things that matter to the world. From supplying reliable and efficient energy to millions of North Americans with our pipelines, gas storage and power generation facilities, we believe in making big things possible.
TransCanada is looking for people who are willing to think about the future...and think big. We're looking for people who are ready to take on the most significant challenges of their careers and define energy infrastructure in North America.
Thank you for choosing TransCanada in your career search.
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