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WestJet Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jun 24, 2019
Full time
WestJet has been and will be significantly expanding its global network and the size of its business. As WestJet becomes more complex and challenging, the need for strong compliance, processes and legal advice is critical to successfully manage our future growth.   We are seeking an additional legal counsel with employment and privacy experience to join our dynamic legal team. You will be the privacy officer for WestJet and its affiliates.   You will develop, coordinate, and map processes, document procedures, and build requirements needed to operate these processes and procedures to ensure an efficient and effective partnership with the people department. The position will require the development of a full understanding of all people department processes.   You will have the passion, positive drive, and agility to deliver sophisticated advice in a high-volume environment for a variety of our internal clients. You will combine your strong business acumen and strategic legal counsel to partner with other members of the legal team, all levels of the organization as well as external legal counsel.   You should have a pragmatic and professional nature, be able to establish and meet deadlines, and be a highly motivated, well-rounded self-starter with a high energy level. WestJet is also looking to you to be an active contributor to the business and take a value-added approach to the role.   Key Responsibilities: Overseeing all employment, privacy, and immigration matters at WestJet and its affiliates; Providing pragmatic and timely advice to WestJet’s people department (and others) on employment standards, performance management, human rights, labour relations, alcohol and drug issues, absence and disability management, and compensation and benefits; In concert with the people department: Lead and support process improvement activities; Research, assess and assist with implementation of best practices; Inspect effectiveness of process improvement initiatives; and Lead and facilitate continuous improvement. Monitoring people, privacy, and immigration policies to ensure compliance; Develop structure and procedures to manage employment and privacy training and compliance; Instructing and managing external counsel on a variety of employment, immigration, and privacy related files; Reviewing, vetting, drafting, negotiating and revising contracts for WestJet business units; Represent WestJet in negotiations and discussions and other dealings with third party regulators, government authorities, industry associations, customers, consultants and other outside constituents or legal job boards; and Provide general legal advice to all areas of WestJet and its affiliates.   Professional Experience/Qualifications: Must be a lawyer with at least 8 years of legal experience in a law firm or in-house counsel position and be a member in good standing of the Alberta Bar; Broad base of employment, and privacy law required; Experience with alcohol and drug policies; Broad base of corporate commercial and/or regulatory experience an asset; Experience with work-place investigations; Some experience with immigration; Some experience with labour; Proven ability to deal with complex commercial legal issues involving multiple areas of the law and multiple jurisdictions; Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to interact with different departments and management levels across the company; Experience with delivering training on a departmental and enterprise basis; Strong analytical and problem solving skills required; Ability to excel in a fast paced environment with changing deadlines and priorities; Committed team player with a great sense of humour; and Bilingualism (English/French) would be an asset.   Compensation A competitive compensation package including base salary, short and long term incentives, as well as flexible benefits, will be provided commensurate with your experience.
Emera Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Jun 24, 2019
Part time
Why Join Emera? From our origins as a single electric utility in Nova Scotia, Emera has grown into an energy leader serving 2.5 million customers in Canada, the US and the Caribbean. Our companies include electric and natural gas utilities, natural gas pipelines, energy marketing and trading, and energy services. We’re investing in ways to make energy cleaner and to share it with customers in smarter and more reliable ways. , Our ability to serve more customers in more places is thanks to the commitment of our 7,500 employees. As we grow, we’re excited to welcome new team members who are committed to our purpose and our approach to business. Emera values people who believe that safety and health, relationships, and operational excellence are integral to how we work. In return, we value the diversity of our people and invest in their growth through: competitive compensation packages: including a comprehensive pension and benefits plan and employer-sponsored saving plans opportunities for career growth: including a strategic focus on employee development plans, opportunities to advance within and between our affiliate companies and, sponsored education programs giving back to communities: including corporate investments in the places where our people live and work; employee dollars-for-doers and fundraising-matching programs and, scholarships for children of employees Accountabilities: Emera is currently seeking a part-time Legal Assistant to provide a high level of support to the Legal team. More specifically, the Legal Assistant will: Accurately prepare, revise and format legal correspondence, contracts, presentations and other documents; Organize and track the flow of work within the department, ensuring any follow-up actions are completed; Be responsible for implementing and maintaining a new Contract Management System; Perform other general administrative and clerical duties including expense reports and travel arrangements. Skills, capabilities and Experience As the ideal candidate, you will possess strong word processing, document creation, formatting and editing skills in Microsoft Word, and superior knowledge of other Microsoft Office Suite applications, you possess a legal assistant diploma from a recognized institution coupled with experience as a legal assistant supporting multiple lawyers in a corporate commercial environment.. A skilled communicator and collaborative team-player, you bring attention to detail and strong organizational and time-management skills including the ability to manage competing deadlines. Problem solving skills are also essential to succeed in this role. Lastly, you are highly adaptable and seek opportunities to learn, develop and make process improvements. Knowledge of SharePoint and Adobe Professional will be considered an asset. You will be responsible for your personal safety and that of co-workers by observing all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations. Reports to: Senior Counsel Application Requirement: Click the APPLY button at the end of the online job posting. Complete all required information fields, and copy and paste your covering letter and resume into the online form. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application Deadline: June 13th, 2019. Late applications may not receive consideration. Recruitment and Promotion Policy: When filling vacant positions, we are determined to hire the best candidates available. We are committed to providing employees with a fair and equal opportunity to compete for jobs. Hiring and promotion of employees is based on skills, capabilities, knowledge and demonstrated abilities. We value diversity in the workplace and strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates including members of the visible minority community, Indiginous peoples, persons with disabilities, and women in non-traditional roles. Applicants from these designated groups wishing to self-identify may do so through a series of questions in the online application process.
Saturn Power Inc. Baden, Ontario, Canada
Jun 24, 2019
Full time
Saturn Power Inc. is a developer and independent power producer specializing in project development, engineering, procurement, construction management, and other corporate functions with respect to solar, wind and other renewable energy forms. We are currently looking for a Legal Advisor, located in Baden, Ontario. Renewable energy experience would be an asset. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: The incumbent provides assistant support by: maintaining legal records and minute books; creating and maintaining filing systems; assisting with transactional matters by reviewing and preparing documents; assisting with project due diligence; corresponding with external legal counsel, third parties and liaising with representatives of the business lines; and other projects and responsibilities, as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Required Competencies: Licensed with the Law Society of Upper Canada or Diploma in Legal Secretary, Law Clerk, or Paralegal program offered by a recognized educational institution; exceptional communication skills (written & oral); minimum of 2-3 years of corporate law experience; advanced computer skills, proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook); team player with the ability to work independently; strong knowledge of legal concepts and contractual language; high level of judgment/organizational skills and initiative to deal with varied duties; ability to exercise discretion when dealing with sensitive, highly confidential matters; ability to adapt to change on short notice; exceptional organizational skills; and ability to multitask.
ICBC Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Jun 24, 2019
Full time
About Council The Insurance Council of British Columbia regulates and licences over 38,000 life and general insurance agents, general insurance salespersons, insurance adjusters, and restricted travel insurance agents. The Opportunity We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time permanent lawyer to join our legal services team. The incumbent will carry out Council’s disciplinary processes, provide legal advice on investigations and a variety of organizational matters, and support Council's privacy duties. Why Work for Council? Enjoy work/life balance with a friendly and collaborative team who is committed to protecting the public. Plus we’re in a great downtown location with plenty of amenities nearby. Duties and Responsibilities Review and advise on investigations and license suitability matters in accordance with legislation, rules, and policy. Support Review Committees by preparing cases to be presented, providing advice, and preparing reports. Draft decisions and orders. Represent Council and/or manage external legal counsel before Hearing Committees. Manage Council’s participation in Financial Services Tribunal appeals and judicial reviews. Respond to Freedom of Information requests. Enforce collection of outstanding regulatory fines. Provide advice on the Financial Institutions Act , Council Rules, and other relevant legislation. Conduct legal research and gather information from various sources including other regulatory bodies. Perform other duties as required. Qualifications B. or J.D. with current membership, in good standing, with the Law Society of British Columbia. Minimum 3 years of recent litigation experience. Ideally, minimum 5 years of experience with administrative law in the capacity of legal counsel within a regulatory body, or within a law firm. Strong legal skills and an established sense of integrity. Superior communication skills, both oral and written, with attention to detail. Self-motivated with demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills. Able to organize large volumes of work and handle competing priorities. Experience with insurance and/or financial services is an asset, but not required.
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