Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Position: Specialist, Compliance and Client Services
Location: Toronto, ON
Status: Full-time, Permanent Salary: Commensurate with level of experience The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) is a self-financing authority independent of government, with the mandate to license and inspect Ontario’s more than 700 retirement homes where over 50,000 seniors live. The RHRA is an agent for positive change, by working with the retirement homes sector to increase the protection, safety and well-being of our aging population.
The RHRA administers the Retirement Homes Act, 2010, which involves licensing homes, educating licensees, consumers and the public about the standards regulating retirement homes, carrying out inspections of retirement homes, and taking compliance and enforcement action as needed. The RHRA’s guiding principle is that a retirement home should be a place where residents live with dignity, respect, privacy and autonomy, in security, safety and comfort and can make informed choices about their care options.
The RHRA offers a great working environment, learning and development opportunities, work-life balance and, a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Are you motivated to make integral contributions to a best-practice organization, through ownership and accountability of key processes that advance achievement of a regulatory mandate and, which makes a difference in people’s lives?
The RHRA is seeking candidates for the role of Specialist, Compliance and Client Services will, in consultation with the Compliance and Client Services team leadership, be primarily responsible for owning, establishing and maintaining relationships for the RHRA regulatory compliance process. This includes complaint handling and decision drafting; managing compliance support cases; and conducting thorough reviews of licensing applications. The incumbent will provide guidance and recommendations on decision-making to the Registrar and Regulatory Operations team, and education to operators in developing action plans with the objective of helping homes achieve compliance. Working with the Regulatory Operations team, the incumbent shares responsibility for the ongoing review, development, implementation and evaluation of Regulatory Compliance information, documentation, policies, practices, and procedures to ensure compliance with the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 and its regulations.
A solutions-driven and results-oriented professional, with advanced analytical, risk assessment, drafting and case management skills, the successful candidate will, amongst other responsibilities:
Be responsible for the effective and efficient management of all aspects of the Complaints process, as delegated by the Registrar and as set out under the Act, including:
ensuring all complaints activities are carried out in a timely way;
ensuring accurate and timely maintenance of case management requirements;
dealing with complainants and licensees;
mediating and resolving complaints between licensees and complainants;
responding to and addressing inquiries from licensees and other stakeholders;
creating and providing analytical summaries and reports;
determining and carrying out (or referring) actions needed to address a complaint;
drafting memoranda of instructions;
drafting decision letters;
educating and liaising with internal staff on issues; and
liaising with the Complaint Review Officer.
Be responsible for the effective and efficient management of all aspects of the Compliance activities, as delegated by the Registrar, including:
determining appropriate follow-up activities with operators as an outcome of review and analysis of relevant regulatory activities;
developing clear and realistic education and action plans for licensees, with specific objectives within a specified schedule; and working effectively with operators to implement plans;
collaborating with appropriate RHRA staff to determine how best to measure and evaluate effectiveness of interventions, and participating in such measurement and evaluation;
providing and facilitating education to retirement home operators to ensure comprehension of, and alignment with compliance requirements;
monitoring and assessing progress toward meeting education and action plan goals, collaborating with the Legal and Enforcement team as appropriate, identifying risks in the achievement of priorities and implementing timely resolution of issues, to ensure appropriate reallocation of time and effort, in accordance with established policy, the Act and its regulations; and
makes compliance and enforcement recommendations to the Manager as appropriate, based on analysis of findings on a case by case basis.
Review licensing applications and make recommendations with respect to licensing decisions.
Draft memorandums for Registrar Consideration
Review and analyze submissions made in support of licensing applications to determine whether legal standards and requirement for homes to operate safely and successfully have been met.
Bachelors degree in a relevant field (law, criminology, business, public administration or health).
5+ years’ relevant work experience; or equivalent of education and experience.
Understanding of the regulatory environment, processes and issues.
Understanding of the principles of administrative law.
Comprehensive understanding of, or ability to quickly learn, the Act and its regulations.
Exceptional critical thinking, creativity and independent problem-solving skills.
Exceptional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Exceptional time- and file-management skills.
Solid understanding of the principles of legal drafting and excellent ability to draft legally effective and enforceable documents in clear appropriate language.
Flexibility, adaptability and ability to lead and embrace change in a fast-paced and evolving environment.
Strong facility with data management, and ability to become literate in analytics to contribute toward the organization’s evolving analytics program
Ability to exercise a high level of professionalism and discretion with confidential and sensitive information.
Ability to create and deliver clear, concise and engaging presentations to internal and external stakeholders.
Self-directed, motivated and proven ability to work independently, as well as, to collaborate within a team.
Computer literate with intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office productivity tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Bilingualism, French and English, written and spoken is a significant asset.
Other Requirements: Satisfactory Professional and Criminal Reference Checks.
Interested candidates may submit their cover letter and resume to email@example.com by February 12, 2019.
RHRA has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and, accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
We thank all applicants; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
Government of Canada
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Public Prosecution Service of Canada - Atlantic Regional Office Halifax (Nova Scotia) CR-05 $52,162 to $56,471
For further information on the organization, please visit Public Prosecution Service of Canada
Closing date: 11 February 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply: Persons residing or employed in Halifax (Nova Scotia) and within a 75 kilometer radius of Halifax (Nova Scotia) extending to, amongst others, Londonderry, Truro, Ship Harbour, Cambridge (Kings County), Lunenburg (Nova Scotia) and employees of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) whose substantive positions are located in Whitehorse (Yukon), in Yellowknife (Northwest Territories), or in Iqaluit (Nunavut).
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.
The Atlantic Regional Office is responsible for federal prosecutions in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The regional headquarters is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and there are local offices in Moncton, New Brunswick and St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The region has four major areas of prosecution focus: CDSA prosecutions; regulatory prosecutions, including environmental and fisheries matters; proceeds of crime; and economic crime. The region’s resources and geography also contribute to the unique mix of offences prosecuted by these offices. As a Legal Assistant at the PPSC, you will be exposed to various areas of criminal law, such as, drug prosecutions, organized crime, and regulatory offences. You will work in dynamic teams consisting of Team Leaders, Counsel, and Paralegals all working towards common goals. This is an excellent opportunity to get hands-on experience working with prosecutors within the overall context of large, complex criminal prosecutions.
Intent of the process
This staffing process is anticipatory. A pool of qualified candidates may be established from this process and may be used to staff similar positions within the Public Prosecution Service of Canada in the Atlantic Regional Office, with varying tenures (such as indeterminate, specified period, acting, assignment/secondment), with various linguistic profiles and requirements and with various security requirements (Reliability, Enhanced Reliability, Secret) according to the position to be staffed.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Education: A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training, and/or experience.
Experience: Experience in the delivery of administrative support services.
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (such as Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, or Excel).
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
Asset Qualifications: Possession of a legal secretarial certificate or diploma (already obtained OR obtained before appointment).
Experience preparing cases for litigation.
Experience providing support to counsel.
Experience working in a Crown Prosecutor’s Office.
Experience dealing with legal correspondence and legal files.
Experience working with an electronic information management system (such as iCase, iRims, etc.).
Experience booking travel.
Experience working in a legal environment.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Information on language requirements
Knowledge: Knowledge of legal terminology.
Knowledge of legal practices and procedures.
Abilities: Ability to proofread documents for grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors in English and/or French (depending on the language requirements of the position).
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Ability to work in a team.
Personal Suitabilities: Reliability
Attention to detail
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Organizational Needs: The organization is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. Qualified applicants who self-declare as members of a visible minority group, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and/or women, may be selected for appointment to fulfill organizational needs.
Operational Requirements: Ability and willingness to work outside normal working hours which may include working evenings and weekends based on operational needs.
Ability to lift heavy boxes (approx. 15 kg).
Conditions of employment
Enhanced Reliability security clearance
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.
Information on employment equity
Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.
Information on the preference to veterans
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Legal Counsel (Construction) (GEN0013)
Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario and our goal is to create a transportation network that enhances the prosperity, sustainability and quality of life for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. We lead planning in the region with a Regional Transportation Plan that guides the work and investments of the organization. This includes building light transit, bus rapid transit and Regional Express Rail, as well as operating GO Transit, UP Express and PRESTO.
The Legal Counsel has carriage of files that are straightforward to medium complexity and assist more senior lawyers on files that are more complex.
Drafts and reviews contracts, memoranda of understanding and other legal documents, including design-build, Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC), consulting, designer, supply and services contracts and operating and maintenance contracts
Drafts procurement documents and provide guidance on procurement methodologies and risks
Work with project teams to understand/identify risks and create risk matrices that become part of contract documents and contract management
Work with project teams to assist in managing the procurement process and support negotiations, with preferred proponents
Able to work with all levels and areas of lawyers within the department
Conducts and where appropriate, oversees legal research to provide legal advice and opinions on a diverse range of complex legal matters
Oversees legal work completed by articling students and summer law students, and provides mentorship to articling students and summer law students
Supports Legal group for Board of Directors meetings
Works on disputes and claims arising under various forms of contracts, including Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP), design-build, CCDC, consulting, designer, supply and services and operating and maintenance
Works with external counsel on litigation and transaction matters, and when drafting documents, researching legal matters or providing instructions
Works with various departments and levels of management within and external to the organization, including engineers, program managers, business and financial analysts, consultants and executives
Works with project teams to manage key contracts
Attends to offsite meetings and works from offsite project team offices, on an as-needed basis
Works with major contractual suppliers and their counsel (e.g. Canadian National Railway (CN) and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP))
Represents Metrolinx at court appearances, arbitrations, mediations or other dispute processes, where deemed applicable, in proceedings arising from its construction and operations
Briefs policy and legal staff at the Ministry of Transportation (MTO)
Makes presentations on current legal issues to relevant internal Metrolinx stakeholder groups
Supports Metrolinx’s compliance with Freedom of Information and Personal Privacy Act (FIPPA) by working closely with Senior Privacy Officer and with FIPPA access coordinator to provide legal advice on available disclosure exemptions
Maintains an awareness of current provincial and federal legislation, and regulations that may affect Metrolinx; recommends amendments to existing policies and procedures, arising from relevant legislative or regulatory changes; provides advice/opinions on the interpretation of legislation
Contributes to enhancing corporate policies and procedures, and provides opinions and advice to the corporation
Provides advice and prepares legal documents that comply with the law and do not expose Metrolinx to risk and/or financial loss
Develops programs for summer law students and articling students
Provides feedback and direction to articling students, summer students, paralegals and administrative staff
Location: 97 Front St W, Toronto
Completion of a degree in law or a related discipline – or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent
Minimum two (2) years’ experience as a lawyer at a reputable law firm and/or in-house legal group (including at other Provincial agencies or the Province of Ontario)
Membership in the Law Society of Ontario as a Lawyer in good standing is required
Ability to identify and resolve legal issues, and translate legal concepts into readily understandable advice
Ability to work well as a full and valuable member of an integrated business-legal team
Negotiation, interpersonal, and communication (both oral and written) skills to prepare legal documents
To apply for this position, please submit resume online, no later than March 3, 2019 .
Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process, as required. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.
Please be advised, Metrolinx uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. A Criminal Record Search may be required of the successful candidate. Should it be determined that any background information provided be misleading, inaccurate or incorrect, Metrolinx reserves the right to discontinue with the consideration of your application.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process, as required.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER www.metrolinx.com
Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External
Federation of Law Societies of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The Federation of Law Societies of Canada (the “Federation”) is the national coordinating body of the 14 law societies that regulate Canada’s 120,000 lawyers, Quebec’s 3,800 notaries and Ontario’s nearly 9,000 licensed paralegals in the public interest. The Federation promotes the development of national standards, encourages the harmonization of law society rules and procedures, undertakes national initiatives, and speaks out on matters of national importance, all as directed by its member law societies.
The Federation is hiring an experienced policy counsel to play a key role in policy development on a wide range of issues at the core of the Federation’s mandate and to support national initiatives and projects related to regulation of the legal profession. Duties will include conducting research, monitoring and analysing legislative initiatives and regulatory developments, preparing briefing materials, reports and submissions, and providing input and advice on a broad range of policy matters and government relations issues.
Candidates must be, or be eligible to be, a member in good standing of a Canadian law society. The ideal candidate will have 4-10 years of experience. Experience in a professional regulatory or association environment would be desirable. Candidates must be bilingual and must possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, superior analytical skills, sound judgment and a strong team orientation.
If this exciting Ottawa based opportunity is of interest to you, please forward your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org .