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Materia Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Oct 29, 2020
Full time
Materia’s vision is to be the enabler of global cannabis access. Materia is developing a robust manufacturing and distribution ecosystem to grow legal cannabis markets across North American and the European continent. With its expert, research driven team and state-of-the-art technology, Materia focuses on the high-margin downstream activities of processing, formulation and distribution into markets wherever there is a patient in need of cannabis medicine or CBD consumers seeking innovative new products. * Our combined best-in-class market and product knowledge enable us to supply the formulations and product portfolios that best address the needs of our patients and consumers. Government officials and healthcare providers around the world seek us because we deliver quality medical grade products and subject matter expertise at the highest levels of professional integrity. Our passionate team of industry-leading professionals works in symphony with our partners. We align our own success metrics to theirs. And by committing to the relentless pursuit of knowledge and exceptional service, our relationships go far beyond transactions, maximizing value for every Materia stakeholder. We are currently seeking a lawyer to provide in-house legal counsel to support all aspects of the business. * * What you will do: Provide proactive, pragmatic legal counsel across the company. Reporting into the VP, Legal and Corporate Strategy and working in collaboration with external legal counsel as required, you will work in partnership with other operational stakeholders both locally and across the globe to support and drive various initiatives to completion in a manner that also ensures compliance. You will advise on an array of legal matters including but not limited to transactions, commercial agreements, regulatory and compliance affairs. Act as a trusted legal advisor. As an expert in your field, you’ll be depended upon for your expertise and counsel concerning strategy, legal risks and opportunities, policies and practices. The VP, Legal and Corporate Strategy will rely on you to prepare and review commercial agreements including partner and vendor agreements, supply contracts, licensing deals, employment and contractor agreements, among others. Support business transactions. Working in alignment with relevant stakeholders, you will play a key role in all phases of business transactions, from their structure, through to their execution and everything in between. Maintain company records. You’ll play an integral key role in the management and maintenance of critical company records. Corporate Risk Management. You are always proactively identifying and evaluating areas that open the company up to risk, particularly as an employer. It will be incumbent upon you to ensure there are sufficient measures, systems and corporate policies in place to meet any pertinent legal and regulatory requirements, while also maintaining focus on optimizing the efficacy of the legal function. About You: You are thorough. Any task you take on is performed meticulously, on time, and with great care. You understand and appreciate how critical the details are. You are reliable, punctual and above all else responsible. An exceptional collaborator. You confidently and impactfully engage with a range of internal and external stakeholders in a way that will lead to the best decision-making and results for the business. You are execution-focused. You inherently have the ability to identify a need and you feel best when you are able to take action. You have a keen focus on supporting the growth of the business and will go the extra mile when the business requires it in order to ensure its success. Have an interest in working in the cannabis industry. You are familiar with the Cannabis Act in Canada or have previous experience with regulatory frameworks. Your curiosity about the industry allows you to remain current with the regulatory framework, enabling you to counsel the business accordingly. Requirements: Licensed to practice law in Canada, with experience in corporate and commercial law preferred. Why Work With Us: Our goal is to build recognizable and successful global cannabis brands. We are creative, we are collaborative, and we are hyper-focused on delivering products that are beloved by cannabis consumers. We offer a competitive salary of $100,000-110,000 CAD, access to group health & dental benefits and stock option package. We anticipate continued growth over the coming years, which will provide tremendous opportunity for you to carve out your own career path while growing with us. We thank all applicants for their interest in our current opportunities but will only be in contact with those we feel meet our hiring needs at this time. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that is reflective of Canadian society. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We look forward to hearing from you!
Infrastructure Ontario Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Oct 29, 2020
Full time
Our Transaction Services and Corporate Legal division provides professional support to all parts of the organization through the services it provides, including legal and transaction finance. Lawyers within the team specialize in services that support infrastructure and commercial projects, real estate and leasing, lending, privacy, government affairs, litigation, construction, and contract management. As Corporate Secretary, you will be an officer of the corporation required to ensure the integrity of the governance framework and act as the primary support to the CEO/EMT and Board Chair/Board in the efficient administration of IO's decision-making at the level of the Board of Directors. You act as an advisor to the Board Directors and as executive liaison, while managing a team of professionals. All activities associated with the Board, Committees and other corporate governance matters are coordinated through this role.   What You Will Do Oversee agenda-setting and attend meetings to take minutes and maintain corporate records. Analyze decision-making needs of the organization and determine best path forward to the Board. Respond to Directors on all queries and provide a level of customer service to Directors. Synthesize Committee/Board meeting activity and ensure implementation and coordination of Board deliverables with the support of a team. Interpret governance documents, including legislation and government directives, and advise the CEO/EMT/Chair/Board on appropriate courses of action on a variety of governance matters. Who We're Looking For Corporate Governance Certification or Law Degree is desired. Prior experience in providing governance support to a Board is an asset; knowledge of the manner in which crown corporations are governed is also an asset. The ability to be diplomatic and discreet with confidential information is paramount, in addition to being able to read cues and provide early warning signs. Politically astute with superior interpersonal skills. Demonstrated proficiency drafting and editing high quality and concise written communications; ability to pay attention to detail and excellent research/documentation skills (e.g. board level minutes, briefing notes, etc). Proven project management experience with strong research and analytical skills; demonstrated ability to synthesize information from multiple sources and clearly define and articulate requirements, priorities, and action items identified, in a time sensitive environment. Sound judgment and sensitivity in assessing difficult situations; proactive and confident with the ability to develop, foster and maintain relationships at all levels. Experience in managing a team and fostering an environment of collegiality while driving results. Demonstrated self-starter with the ability to work in a complex, fast-paced and variable environment, requiring flexibility and frequent extended and/or varied work hours.   Infrastructure Ontario is an inclusive employer, we encourage applications from all qualified candidates. We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. By submitting your application you are granting Infrastructure Ontario permission to process your personal data during the recruitment process and for keeping records of the process. Infrastructure Ontario may share your personal data internally to appropriate persons involved in the recruitment process and to third parties where there is an administrative or lawful basis for doing so. Provided that Infrastructure Ontario does not have any lawful reason to continue processing your personal data, you may make a formal request to rectify, erase or restrict (the processing of) your personal data.
VisaPlace Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Oct 29, 2020
Full time
About Us: Niren and Associates, a world-wide leader in providing Immigration Services, is seeking an Immigration Case Worker / Legal Assistant to join their incredible Canadian legal processing team to help further their rapid growth. We practice exclusively in the area of Canadian and U.S. immigration and have been serving our clients for over two decades. With extensive knowledge of immigration law, we have successfully helped thousands of people’s dreams come to reality. We are located in the Rio-Can Center in midtown Toronto, right on the subway line at Yonge and Eglinton. Our award-winning company has been featured in the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Maclean’s magazine, and our signature Attorneys have been featured on CTV, CBC and CityTV, to name a few. Job Description: At this time, we are currently seeking an Immigration Case Worker / Legal Assistant with 2 years of expertise in Canadian immigration law and experience managing a high volume of clients. The ideal candidate will have experience managing a case load from beginning to end. Specifically, you would be responsible for the following: Understanding a variety of immigration processing categories and requirements for each category; Collecting information and documentation from the applicant or client, and ensuring that communications are responded to within 24-48 business hours; Gradually checking for updates on processing requirements and timelines at the appropriate government organizations; Using available resources to prepare case-specific legal arguments to draft and complete application packages, including legal submissions, forms, and supporting documents for review by the legal representative; Making the appropriate revisions to drafts as instructed and obtaining approval from the applicant or client upon finalization; Ensuring that applications are filed in a timely manner and that deadlines are being met; Updating and maintaining internal Client Management Software systems and databases on daily bases to ensure that all communication records are available and organized; and Notifying clients of upcoming extensions, and changes in processes or procedures. Qualifications: Minimum 1-2 years of experience managing a high volume of Canadian immigration cases – both Permanent and Temporary; Experience managing effective and timely communications, thus ensuring the highest quality of customer service and professional services; Experience utilizing client management systems and keeping detailed records of communication; Ability to listen, empathize, build rapport and connect with prospective clients, as well as the ability to set and manage client expectations; Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain healthy client relations as well as employee relations; Demonstrated expertise and efficiency with time management, multi-tasking and problem-solving abilities; and Experience using Clio or Salesforce considered to be an asset. Why Work For Us? Ongoing encouragement of internal growth with lots of opportunities to advance your career goals; Friendly and vibrant environment; Group benefits including medical and dental; Annual holiday parties and team-building events; Free breakfast/lunch on Fridays; Employee Referral Program; Having the opportunity to do meaningful work while learning from very well-respected immigration professionals in the industry; and most importantly Being part of a growing team that changes the lives of individuals and families from all over the world. To join our growing team who continuously contribute to make us the premier global immigration service provider, please respond to this posting with your most up-to-date cover letter and resume.
CIBC Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Oct 28, 2020
Full time
We’re building a relationship-oriented bank for the modern world. We need talented, passionate professionals who are dedicated to doing what’s right for our clients.   At CIBC, we embrace your strengths and your ambitions so you feel empowered at work. Our team members have what they need to make a meaningful impact and feel truly valued for who they are and what they contribute.   To learn more about CIBC, please visit CIBC.com   Job Description   What You’ll Be Doing The CIBC Legal Department provides legal services to all lines of business within CIBC and assists in identifying, assessing and mitigating legal risks.  The Managing Counsel role at CIBC leads a team of legal professionals accountable for providing a wide range of legal services and advice to business and functional leaders across the organization. Utilizing strong independent judgment, broad-based legal knowledge, and a high level of professionalism, the team proactively works with employees at all levels in designated lines of business and functional areas to mitigate potential legal risks.  The team manages certain litigation matters in-house. The Managing Counsel also provides legal expertise to executive and senior leadership on complex and/or sensitive issues.   How You’ll Succeed Legal Advice & Counsel – Provide proactive, responsive and innovative litigation advice on complex issues to all Canadian lines of business to assist with the mitigation of legal and reputational risk.  You will keep apprised of developments in Litigation and applicable legislation and case law and take a lead role in the identification and assessment of any impact such developments may have on CIBC.  You will identify systemic legal issues that may have significant organization implications and prepare practical recommendations to assist CIBC in addressing the identified issues. People Management & Leadership – Lead the performance, development and professional growth of lawyers, law clerks and students, if applicable, in a manner that enables Canada Legal to deliver its value proposition to be professional partners, proactive counselors and knowledgeable advisors. Relationship Management – Manage partnerships and relationships across CIBC by integrating into the business, facilitating open communication, maintaining and improving levels of internal business partner satisfaction, anticipating business needs and proactively offering legal advice.  You will independently engage external legal counsel and work closely with them to ensure efficiency, cost-effectiveness and a solid work product.   Who You Are You can demonstrate experience in & have proven track record of providing litigation advice on complex issues & mitigating legal and reputational risk. You have significant relevant experience gained at a bank, a similar large organization or a top tier law firm.  People management experience is a significant asset. You’re a certified professional.   Successful Candidate must have been called to the Bar in Ontario and are a member in good standing. You understand that success is in the details. You notice things that others don't. Your critical thinking skills help to inform your decision making. You are a bold and accountable leader. You're passionate about developing and coaching to bring out the best in people. You have led diverse, high performing teams. Values matter to you. You bring your real self to work and you live our values – trust, teamwork and accountability.   What CIBC Offers At CIBC, our people are our greatest asset. You’ll become part of a diverse community that acknowledges everyone’s unique talents, and empowers teams to do what’s right for the client, and to do it well. As part of our team, you will: Thrive : Benefit from an open and approachable culture that provides the flexibility and support you need to integrate your life at work and at home Connect : Work in a place where the right technology and infrastructure fosters innovation, collaboration and creativity Develop : Grow your skills and career through our best-in-class onboarding experience, ongoing learning opportunities, individual development planning, and comprehensive product training Prosper : Share in our collective success with a competitive salary, incentive pay, banking benefits, health benefits program, and employee share purchase plan   What You Need to Know CIBC is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all team members and clients feel like they belong. We seek applicants with a wide range of abilities and we provide an accessible candidate experience. If you need accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact Mailbox.careers-carrieres@cibc.com You need to be legally eligible to work at the location(s) specified above and, where applicable, must have a valid work or study permit     Job Location Toronto-CC West 11th Floor Employment Type Regular
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