Government of Nunavut
Department of Justice
If you are a lawyer with the ability to draft legislation, take this opportunity to apply your legal expertise to unique issues with the Government of Nunavut in Iqaluit, NU.
Reporting to the Director, Legislation Division, you will draft bills, regulations, statutory appointments and other instruments for the Government of Nunavut, often with significant political importance. As Legislative Counsel, you will also give legal advice and opinions with respect to statutory interpretation and parliamentary procedure, and will be part of a team that includes other Legislative Counsel, as well as French and Inuktitut legal translators who prepare multi-lingual legislation.
As a Territory created pursuant to the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, Nunavut is an exciting and unique legal jurisdiction in which to practice law. It is the homeland of the Inuit, and its governance, law and culture reflect that fact. Of all the Canadian provinces and territories, Nunavut is the only one with a majority Aboriginal population, and the only one in which both French and English are minority languages. In Nunavut, many issues arise which have simply not arisen before in Canada, and which require creativity and a solution-orientated approach.
Your profile as a qualified Legislative Counsel will include the following highlights:
A Common Law degree from a Canadian university or a National Committee on Accreditation Certificate of Qualification, and either membership in the Law Society of Nunavut or the qualifications necessary to become a member within a reasonable time.
Ability to draft legislation, normally acquired by working as a legislative drafter, by the completion of a program in legislative drafting or by experience in legal drafting and statutory interpretation.
Excellent written and oral English language skills.
Ability to work as a supportive member of a team in a cross-cultural working environment.
Demonstrated excellent judgment and good interpersonal skills.
The capacity to communicate in Inuktitut, in order to explain legal issues to multi-lingual Ministers and Government officials.
Experience working with Aboriginal persons.
Knowledge of French.
This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.
This position may be eligible for a Bilingual Bonus, as fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages is an asset.
Compensation & benefits: This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union, and offers a salary range of $110,591 to $148,356 per annum, commensurate with experience, plus a Northern Allowance of $15,016 per annum. Note: Subsidized staff housing is available.
With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance – one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuit language, achieves a representative public service, engages with circumpolar neighbours, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. As an employer, we’re enhancing local education and training initiatives while continuing to provide exciting career opportunities in a unique environment.
For more information and to apply
If you are interested in this Legislative Counsel opportunity (Reference # 05-504553 ), please contact us or send your resume, by midnight (EST), April 13, 2018, using one of the following methods: Department of Finance, Government of Nunavut, P.O. Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0. Tel: 867-975-6222. Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993. Fax: 867-975-6220. E-mail: email@example.com . Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your e-mail. Job descriptions may be obtained by fax or e-mail, or online. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Note: An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
The Government of Nunavut is committed to create a more representative workforce, so that it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.
For position details in French or Inuktitut, please visit the Government of Nunavut website at www.gov.nu.ca/public-jobs.
Toronto, ON, Canada
To support our rapid growth, we require a result oriented individual to join our team as Director, Finance and Administration based in our Toronto office.
The Director, Finance and Administration is an integral part of our team and will be responsible for helping build a platform that fully supports both the growth of our legal practice and RT Workplace Training Inc. The Director, Finance and Administration will have a broad range of responsibilities including hands-on financial accounting and management as well as administrative functions including human resources, operations, professional adherence, health & safety, facilities, information technology, marketing and strategic planning.
Our ideal Director, Finance and Administration will have the following experience/skill set:
An individual with 7+ years of management and leadership experience within a professional services firm.
Post-secondary education in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration.
Completion of a recognized accounting designation while preferred is not a prerequisite.
Proven excellence in fiscal management of budgets, financial reporting and daily accounting functions with a solid knowledge and understanding of accounting software PCLaw and Quickbooks.
Strong leadership ability to proactively identify, analyze, recommend and implement solutions for the overall effectiveness of the Rubin Thomlinson Group.
An influencer with strong strategic, analytical, communication and reporting skills and an ability to work with everyone.
Confident and positive self-starter with a ‘figure-it-out’ mindset, strong personal productivity and time management skills, and the ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
The Firm’s culture is focused on providing a collaborative team environment for all and is offering a competitive compensation package to the successful candidate.
If you believe you have the mind, skill set and experience to succeed in this role, please submit a cover letter supporting your qualifications along with your resume and your compensation expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org .
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Blakes inSource, a division of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, is seeking staff lawyers on fixed term contracts (with the possibility of a permanent position) in the Ottawa office.
Blakes inSource is a division of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Blakes inSource is an alternative service delivery model, designed to serve clients in innovative and efficient ways. The work done by Blakes inSource typically includes document review work, due diligence, commercial contract review and legislative updates. The staff lawyers work closely with the Partners and Associates at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP to provide excellent customer service to our clients.
Called to the Bar of Ontario
Licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada
Prior document review and/or due diligence experience an asset, but not required
Corporate Commercial law experience an asset
Detail orientation with ability to multi-task
For more information on Blakes inSource, please visit our website at www.blakes.com .
Please submit your application, with résumé and transcripts, to email@example.com to the attention of Kari Abrams, Director, Associates, Student Programs & Benefits.
Blakes welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. The Firm is committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment comprised of people with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, identities, and cultures.
The Firm provides accommodation for applicants with disabilities during the recruitment process in accordance with applicable laws. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Government of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Manager, Zone 2
Alberta Transportation, Edmonton. Alberta Transportation's mandate is to ensure the transportation system enables Alberta's economic, social and environmental vitality. With Alberta Transportation, you can engage in a fulfilling career with diverse room-to-grow. We believe in building careers, providing opportunities for growth within the organization, and strive to provide our staff with a work-life balance.
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Are you passionate about developing innovative legislative solutions to enhance the safety of Alberta roads? Are you looking to join a team whose work has addressed distracted driving, the sharing economy and similar challenges and opportunities? The Legislative Planning Section has a great permanent opportunity for an individual with experience and knowledge in the areas of legislation development and the legislative process.
The Manager, Legislative Planning manages the development and amendment of the legislative framework that provides legal authority for the programs, operations and ongoing businesses of Alberta Transportation.
Under the direction of the Director of Legislative Planning, you will provide high level legislative advice and strategic direction in the development of legislation required in support of departmental programs, policies and initiatives. You will also coordinate and facilitate in the area of regulatory review. Your creative thinking and analytical skills will assist you in finding solutions in unusual or challenging situations. Your understanding of the law will ensure that new or amending statutes and regulations reflect the policy direction of the department and are processed accurately and expeditiously. You will also provide legislative advice to department staff with respect to new and existing legislation governing departmental programs.
Salary: $3,062.51 - $4,121.25 bi-weekly ($79,932 - $107,565 annually). Closing Date: March 26, 2018. Job ID #1047684
Qualifications: JD or LLB plus 3 years of related experience, including experience in interpreting legislation, is required. Policy and legislative development experience in a government environment would be preferred. Membership or eligibility for membership with the Law Society of Alberta is an asset, as is project management experience. Equivalencies will be considered on the basis of further directly related education in lieu of directly related experience.
Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans.
We encourage you to have an in-depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.
The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:
Your competencies are:
Creative Problem Solving: Ability to assess options and implications in new ways to achieve outcomes and solutions.
Agility: Anticipates obstacles to change and thinks ahead about next steps. Stays focused on goals despite pressure and stress. Proposes a clear rationale for change and offers alternative solution(s), while identifying the benefits.
Drive for Results: Works collaboratively with the executive team and staff, ensuring efficiencies on all program levels. Makes changes to systems/programs to ensure future success.
This is a permanent opportunity that works from the Twin Atria Building, located at 4999 - 98 Avenue, Edmonton, AB.
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies across the government.
Your resume and cover letter will be used as a screening tool. Please ensure to include a cover letter that demonstrates your recent relevant experience.
Please include the month as well as the year when listing your work experience.
Besides being a great place to work and one where you can make a difference, we can offer you:
Exciting learning opportunities to further your skills
Chances for career growth and development
A comprehensive and competitive benefits plan: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Practitioners/DocList411.cfm
Pension plan: http://www.pspp.ca/members/publications/PSPP_Member_Handbook.pdf
A positive workplace culture and work-life balance
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YOUR VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS AND THE JOB ID # MUST BE INCLUDED WITH YOUR APPLICATION.
Online applications are preferred via www.jobs.alberta.ca. If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted as ONE file and that you include the Job ID #. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last then first name followed by the seven-digit Job Opening ID number (Smith,Joe_XXXXXXX) and that the document name is no more than 60 characters in length. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. Please DO NOT submit multiple applications.
Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.
If you are UNABLE to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID # to Alberta Transportation, Human Resources, 2nd Floor, Twin Atria Building, 4999 - 98 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6B 2X3; Fax #: (780) 415-1268.
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS).
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Lisa Engel and/or Chris Churchill at (780) 422-5838.
Please follow us on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/government-of-alberta
Although this competition is closing on March 26, 2018, please continue to check jobs.alberta.ca for all career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.