2 job(s) at Air Canada

Air Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Dec 12, 2017
Contract
Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.   We are looking for an intermediate-level lawyer to join our team in Montreal for a twelve-month period, commencing early February 2018. Candidates should have between 4 and 8 years’ experience in occupational health and safety and workers’ compensation law. Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel – Labour and Employment Law, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:   Occupational Health and Safety Providing advice on Part II of the Canada Labour Code, including the applicable obligations to maintain a safe workplace, the establishment and functioning of health and safety committees and the role of the employer and unions vis-à-vis the committees; Providing advice on and negotiating Assurances of Voluntary Compliance with officials; Providing compliance advice on, and drafting responses, to directions of Part II Health and Safety Officers and researching, drafting and filing appeals or responses to appeals of those directions; Representing the company in: appeals before Part II Appeals Officers; health and safety-related reprisal and unfair labour practice complaints before the Canada Industrial Relations Board; health and safety-related grievances before grievance arbitrators; and any associated judicial review proceedings. Workers’ Compensation Providing advice on managing workers’ compensation risks and files and the legal framework for compensation. Representing the Company in workers’ compensation claims before the appropriate tribunals and courts and/or managing the work of outside legal counsel providing those services.   Qualifications   The selected candidate will have acquired solid and specialized experience at a major firm or in-house law department and a membership in a Canadian bar are required.  adaptability and flexibility to work effectively in a context of rapid change, shifting priorities, and conflicting demands, embracing new ideas and adjusting to a variety of situations and individuals; solid decision-making ability, by identifying, defining and assessing all relevant factors and weighing alternative courses of action, and effective judgment under adverse conditions (time constraints, pressure, limited information); capacity to work under pressure, displaying strength and composure in stressful situations; ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, to develop strong co-operative relationships and to convey a shared sense of direction; ability to be creative, analyse fact patterns from an original perspective to promote new ideas and consider, refine and merge different approaches to come up with alternate ways of looking at problems; inclination to take initiative and be proactive and to offer to assist and support co-workers, resourcefulness to prevent problems, and ability to handle work with a minimum of supervision; and drive to satisfy and anticipate “client” needs, prepared to tailor approach to meet the business needs and to create positive image for role and service level of the law branch; drive for results and urgency, high motivation towards achievement, decisive and action-oriented with ability to sensibly prioritize efforts; tenacity and resilience to persevere towards goals despite challenges and obstacles, maintaining energy, enthusiasm and drive through to attainment of objectives. The successful candidate will be one who is apt to tackle issues to increase overall effectiveness and readily accepts responsibility for actions and decisions. He/she will consider the financial impact of all actions and decisions and ensure that it is taken into account appropriately.    Excellent negotiation, advocacy and written and oral communications skills (to convey messages and thoughts clearly, concisely, persuasively, and in a focused manner, to form compelling arguments based on facts, logic and law, to listen and question appropriately to gain full understanding, to tailor the message appropriately to the particular audience and to share information, ideas and feedback in a timely manner) are required. Integrity (including a strong work ethic, high personal standards, discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information, dedication to follow through on commitments, and openness and honesty in communications as well as a respectful demeanour) is assumed. A successful candidate will be one who takes pride in his or her role as a representative of Canada’s international airline.   Intangible Benefits   The selected candidate will have the benefit of being part of a larger labour and employment law group.    The successful candidate will be joining a company with a high profile and complex labour, human rights and privacy landscape. Though the demands are high, the work flow tends to be more manageable than private practice without the pressures of client development. The environment is fast-paced with constant activity.      LINGUISTIC REQUIREMENTS Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates.  At Air Canada, we want to fly higher when it comes to employment equity. We, therefore, encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, women, members of a visible minority and persons with a disability. Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.      
Air Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jul 20, 2017
Full time
Paralegal Specialist - Montreal   -   18070   Description     Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the Best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.   We are looking for an intermediate to senior level paralegal to supplement our Aircraft Transactions Group in Montreal. Candidates should have between six (6) and ten (10) years’ experience in a diverse commercial practice and must have experience in supporting financing transactions and banking. Some aircraft financing experience would be a definitive asset. The successful candidate will be supporting and joining a team of experienced aircraft finance lawyers. The successful candidate will be responsible for various tasks related to aircraft transactions, including: Drafting and reviewing ancillary documents and legal documentation and coordinating comments from various internal branches at Air Canada; Assisting responsible lawyers in the preparation of closing documents, transaction checklists and obtaining required signatures; Liaising with transaction parties to coordinate and/or supply the flow of required documents in advance of a closing, coordinating closing logistics and attending closing calls as required; Coordinate Transport Canada filings with Air Canada Airworthiness Department and manage security interest filings related to aircraft and other Air Canada transactions, including the monitoring and renewal of all filings;  Preparing closing books and summaries of transactions, where required; Preparing aircraft working binders and monitoring and updating such binders following completion of any transaction or amendment to keep them current, and maintaining and updating the e-library for aircraft transactions shared with the Aircraft Programs Department at Air Canada; Maintaining a record of all Transport Canada and relevant security filings and renewing and updating same when required; Making registrations at the Cape Town International Registry.   Qualifications   Formal paralegal training and a paralegal certificate or Bachelor of Law with formal paralegal training and experience or extensive experience in this area. A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience as a paralegal in commercial and banking/financing transactions at a major law firm or major publicly traded corporation. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, in English and French. An excellent knowledge of English is key. A writing sample may be requested. An evidenced facility with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and a high level of comfort in using computers and web-based applications. Experience with preparing and reviewing security interest filings, such as those made in the Quebec Register of Real and Personal Moveable Rights, is a prerequisite. Experience with navigating the International Registry would be a definite advantage. Desire and ability to pursue continuous learning. Willingness to ask questions and to seek information as needed to complete projects and tasks. Strong attention to detail and rigorous. Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize. Strong time management skills, including the ability to work independently and to work on several projects simultaneously. Project management skills, including the ability to adhere to strict project deadlines while being flexible as necessary in response to changes and delays. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with others, ability to work as a team member and to interact successfully with people at all levels of the organization, including attorneys, clients and outside counsel. Demonstrated professionalism, discretion and the ability to handle confidential information. Drive for results and urgency and motivation towards achievement. Fast and efficient work habits. Capacity to work under pressure, displaying composure in stressful situations. Tenacity and resilience to persevere towards goals, despite challenges and obstacles, maintaining enthusiasm through to the attainment of the goals. Integrity, including a strong work ethic is assumed. A successful candidate will be one who takes pride in his or her role as a representative of Canada’s international airline.   LINGUISTIC REQUIREMENTS Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates.  At Air Canada, we want to fly higher when it comes to employment equity. We, therefore, encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, women, members of a visible minority and persons with a disability. Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.   Job :   Paralegal Primary Location :   CA-QC-DORVAL-YUL Schedule :   Full-time