7 job(s) at Air Canada

Air Canada Dorval, Quebec, Canada
Jan 22, 2019
Full time
Counsel, Commercial Law - Montreal - 21704 Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada Posting Start Date: Nov 28, 2018 Posting End Date: Dec 12, 2018 Share: Apply Now Job Description Description Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself as a valued member of an industry-leading organization? If you answered yes to these questions, Air Canada is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the diverse and vibrant team working together to lead the growth and expansion of Canada’s flag carrier. Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents. We are among the 20 largest airlines in the world and serve over 48 million customers. This year, for the second year in a row and the seventh time in nine years, we were selected Best Airline in North America in the independent U.K. Skytrax World Airline Awards. We are growing and transforming on our corporate mission “Flight Path” to become a Top Ten global airline in everything we do. We have an innovative and passionate team of over 50 legal and compliance professionals and support staff that continues to earn the respect and confidence of its internal clients, participating as true business partners to support Air Canada’s strategic objectives. When you join Air Canada and its Law and International Affairs Branch, you will become a vital part of a team of driven professionals that aim to be “World Class” in everything we do. Air Canada is looking for a commercial lawyer. As a member of the Corporate & Commercial team, you will: Work on a variety of commercial transactions and initiatives supporting all aspects of our business and operations. Be responsible for providing advice on contractual matters and other legal issues and drafting, reviewing and commenting on contractual and other documentation. Play an important role in negotiating and supporting the “client” in all phases of a project, from conception through the letter of intent to completion of the final transaction documentation. Qualifications A minimum of three (3) to eight (8) years of relevant experience in a leading law firm or an established in-house legal department. Strong commercial law background and demonstrable experience in the drafting and negotiation of a variety of commercial agreements is key. Particular experience in contracts relating to at least one of the following areas is required: procurement of “mission critical” goods and services, information technology, intellectual property, e-commerce services, licensing and outsourcing. Experience relating to privacy, anti-spam, advertising, marketing, and sponsorship matters is also an asset. A passion for learning and gaining a deep understanding of the business to more effectively support strategies and objectives. Strong written and oral communication skills, possess good business judgment and be strategic, pragmatic and thorough with a solid ability to assess legal and business risk. Strong drafting, negotiating and analytical skills, be a leader, self-motivated and someone who thrives on challenges and having responsibility and who enjoys working in a dynamic and constantly evolving environment alongside a very cohesive team of professionals. Drive for results and urgency and motivation towards achievement of goals. Ability to understand, anticipate and meet “client” needs, effectively communicating and always remaining cognizant of related risks. Strong desire to participate as part of a team and initiative to empower and guide the team (when appropriate), with an ability to contribute to a shared sense of direction. Creative and analytical ability to consider, refine and merge different approaches to achieve workable solutions. Inclination to take initiative and be proactive and resourceful. Be supportive of innovation, and adaptable and flexible to work effectively in a context of rapid change and to grasp opportunities to learn and build knowledge. Facility in managing shifting priorities. Capacity to work autonomously and under pressure, displaying composure in difficult situations, demonstrating thoroughness, tenacity and resilience to persevere. Have a practical and business-oriented approach, recognizing the operational and commercial implications of any commercial arrangement. The successful candidate will be willing to go beyond a defined role, to tackle issues oneself as a means to increase overall effectiveness and who looks at the broad context to decide what action is called for to achieve the desired result. She or he will be prepared to pursue the tough option if it means doing the right thing for the business. She or he will consider the financial, operational or strategic impact of all actions and decisions and ensure that these factors are appropriately considered. The ability to convey messages and thoughts clearly, concisely, persuasively and in a focused manner; to listen and question appropriately to gain full understanding; to tailor the message appropriately to the listeners; and to share information, ideas and feedback in a timely manner are essential. 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 demeanor) is assumed. The successful candidate will be one who takes pride in her or his role as a representative of Canada’s flag carrier. Intangible Benefits The successful candidate will often be required to work autonomously but will have the benefit of working closely and exchanging with other counsel and internal clients who have acquired a broad and deep understanding of all commercial aspects of the business. While demands are often as high as in private practice, workflow tends to be more predictable. The work is diverse and challenging and not monotonous. There are regular opportunities for exposure to new mandates; the range of available work is wide, and quality is typically high. An international dimension is also present for one for whom an international practice, based in Montreal, is an attraction. LINGUISTIC REQUIREMENTS Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates. Diversity and Inclusion Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve. Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.
Air Canada Dorval, Quebec, Canada
Dec 21, 2018
Full time
Legal Assistant - Montreal - 21620 Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada Posting Start Date: Nov 13, 2018 Posting End Date: Nov 27, 2018 Share: Apply Now Job Description Description Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself as a valued member of an industry-leading organization? If you answered yes to these questions, Air Canada is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the diverse and vibrant team working together to lead the growth and expansion of Canada’s flag carrier. Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents and the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking from independent U.K. research firm Skytrax. In 2018, Air Canada has been voted for the seventh time in nine years, the Best Airline in North America. We are among the 20 largest airlines in the world and serves more than 48 million customers each year. We plan on serving and delighting even more. We are undergoing significant growth and transforming to become a global aviation champion. We have an innovative legal team that continues to earn the respect and confidence of our internal colleagues, participating as true business partners to support Air Canada’s strategic objectives. When you join Air Canada and its Legal Department, you’ll become a vital part of a team of driven professionals that are truly making a difference, connecting Canada and the world. We are seeking a Legal Secretary who will report to the Assistant General Counsel, Litigation. Provide secretarial and administrative support for a number of Counsel. Maintain and up-date extensive filing system. Open, organize and maintain files and documents including computer files for rapid and effective retrieval. Review and monitor status of files and assist with follow-up. Maintain and coordinate efficient flow of documents including various databanks. Draft and proofread correspondence, internal memoranda and other documents. Type, format and assemble legal proceedings. Organize legal documents for hearings and help prepare standard form documentation. Remain aware of and update Counsel schedules. Organize and coordinate meeting/conference calls as well as travel arrangements for Counsel and Legal agents. Ensure follow-up on status of action items/projects. Coordinate and liaise with internal and external parties in connection with hearings and conduct of various files. Provide accurate document preparation support by composing and/or editing a variety of documents, including highly confidential correspondence, memoranda and contracts. Prepare first drafts of proceedings or letters on the basis of existing Law Department templates. Perform additional functions as directed or assumed on personal initiative. The selected candidate may not necessarily have experience to perform all tasks and will receive hands on training from our capable team. Qualifications Full proficiency, written and spoken, in English and French is essential to the position. Minimum of high school degree with a minimum of 3 years of secretarial work experience; Availability to work flexible hours, on occasion; Excellent secretarial and clerical skills; Excellent organizational and administrative skills; Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; Excellent attention to detail; Ability to build strong professional working relationships; Ability to work without immediate and constant supervision; Ability to work under pressure with speed and accuracy and establish priorities in order to meet deadlines; Demonstrate a high degree of tact, discretion and good judgment in recognizing scope of authority and in protecting confidential information; Desire to take on new initiatives, to learn and adapt to new types of work and to changing requirements; A desire and ability to continuously expand and update professional knowledge and hone training skills in order to enhance individual and team innovation and productivity; Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office: Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel; Legal background, an asset. Knowledge of the industry is an asset. A successful candidate will be one who takes pride in his or her role as a representative of the Best Airline in North America. LINGUISTIC REQUIREMENTS Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates. Diversity and Inclusion Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve. Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.
Air Canada Dorval, Quebec, Canada
Nov 16, 2018
Full time
Commercial Counsel, Privacy - Montreal - 21416 Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada Posting Start Date: Oct 17, 2018 Posting End Date: Oct 31, 2018 Share: Apply Now Job Description Description Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself as a valued member of an industry-leading organization? If you answered yes to these questions, Air Canada is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the diverse and vibrant team working together to lead the growth and expansion of Canada’s flag carrier. Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents. We are among the 20 largest airlines in the world and serve over 48 million customers. This year, for the second year in a row and the seventh time in nine years, we were selected Best Airline in North America in the independent U.K. Skytrax World Airline Awards. We are growing and transforming on our corporate mission “Flight Path” to become a Top Ten global airline in everything we do. We have an innovative and passionate team of over 50 legal and compliance professionals and support staff that continues to earn the respect and confidence of its internal clients, participating as true business partners to support Air Canada’s strategic objectives. When you join Air Canada and its Law and International Affairs Branch, you will become a vital part of a team of driven professionals that aim to be “World Class” in everything we do. Air Canada is looking for a commercial lawyer with an expertise in privacy laws. Privacy matters to our customers, our employees, our business and our brand, and as Air Canada operates around the globe it is subject to a variety of privacy and related laws, including data protection and anti-spam laws. This position is part of Air Canada’s ongoing initiative to grow its privacy legal and compliance teams, and as part of your role, you will act as a privacy and data protection subject-matter expert on the Commercial Law team, supporting colleagues and clients in ensuring that data heavy commercial initiatives properly account for our legal obligations and in other initiatives ensuring that the appropriate privacy and data-protection provisions are properly included in all vendor/supplier contracts. More specifically, the Commercial Counsel, Privacy’s responsibilities will include: Supporting clients leading Air Canada’s efforts to make better use of data by negotiating and drafting the contractual basis for their initiatives to succeed while ensuring our practices comply with privacy laws and meet customer and employee expectations. Assisting fellow commercial counsel and supporting clients in analyzing the nature of the parties to vendor/supplier contracts (i.e., whether they are “controllers” or “processors” of personal data) and trans-border data flows necessary to determine and advise on the appropriate data-protection provisions. Designing tools to help the commercial counsel team efficiently identify when the Data Protection Agreement and certain supplements (e.g., EEA model clauses) are required. Maintaining and modifying as required Air Canada’s standard Data Protection Agreement, drafted as an addendum to the company’s standard master services contract and other template agreements to serve as the primary instrument to ensure compliance with multiple data-protection laws (e.g., PIPEDA and GDPR). Assisting commercial counsel and clients with the negotiation of Data Protection Agreements and other appropriate contractual data protection provisions, as necessary. Assisting members of the Privacy Office in the development of a framework to monitor vendor/supplier compliance with data protection provisions and in the provision of legal advice as it relates to privacy and data protection matters. Keep abreast of developments in privacy/data protection laws and anti-spam laws in Canada and internationally (particularly the European Union). As a member of the Corporate & Commercial team, you will also: Work on a variety of commercial transactions and initiatives supporting all aspects of our business and operations. Be responsible for providing advice on contractual matters and other legal issues and drafting, reviewing and commenting on contractual and other documentation. Play an important role in negotiating and supporting the “client” in all phases of a project, from conception through the letter of intent to completion of the final transaction documentation. Qualifications The successful candidate will have: A minimum of five (5) to eight (8) years of relevant experience in a leading law firm or an established in-house legal department; privacy accreditation an asset. A passion for learning and gaining a deep understanding of the business to more effectively support strategies and objectives. Strong written and oral communication skills, possess good business judgment and be strategic, pragmatic and thorough with a solid ability to assess legal and business risk. Strong drafting, negotiating and analytical skills, be a leader, self-motivated and someone who thrives on challenges and having responsibility and who enjoys working in a dynamic and constantly evolving environment alongside a very cohesive team of professionals. Strong commercial law background and particular experience in the drafting and negotiation of a variety of commercial agreements, including contracts relating to information technology, e-commerce services, licensing, outsourcing and intellectual property. Solid understanding of and practical experience with PIPEDA, CASL and related federal statutes, as well familiarity with the common law and civil law of privacy. Experience before the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, and the Federal Courts strong assets; Knowledge of the GDPR and other international privacy laws, and experience providing or obtaining legal advice applicable to multiple jurisdictions. The successful candidate will have a track record demonstrating the following qualities or characteristics: Drive for results and urgency and motivation towards achievement of goals. Ability to understand, anticipate and meet “client” needs, effectively communicating and always remaining cognizant of related risks. Strong desire to participate as part of a team and initiative to empower and guide the team (when appropriate), with an ability to contribute to a shared sense of direction. Creative and analytical ability to consider, refine and merge different approaches to achieve workable solutions. Inclination to take initiative and be proactive and resourceful. Be supportive of innovation, and adaptable and flexible to work effectively in a context of rapid change and to grasp opportunities to learn and build knowledge. Facility in managing shifting priorities. Capacity to work autonomously and under pressure, displaying composure in difficult situations, demonstrating thoroughness, tenacity and resilience to persevere. Have a practical and business-oriented approach, recognizing the operational and commercial implications of any commercial arrangement. The successful candidate will be willing to go beyond a defined role, to tackle issues oneself as a means to increase overall effectiveness and who looks at the broad context to decide what action is called for to achieve the desired result. She or he will be prepared to pursue the tough option if it means doing the right thing for the business. She or he will consider the financial, operational or strategic impact of all actions and decisions and ensure that these factors are appropriately considered. The ability to convey messages and thoughts clearly, concisely, persuasively and in a focused manner; to listen and question appropriately to gain full understanding; to tailor the message appropriately to the listeners; and to share information, ideas and feedback in a timely manner are essential. 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 demeanor) is assumed. The successful candidate will be one who takes pride in her or his role as a representative of Canada’s flag carrier. The successful candidate will often be required to work autonomously but will have the benefit of working closely and exchanging with other counsel and internal clients who have acquired a broad and deep understanding of all commercial aspects of the business. While demands are often as high as in private practice, workflow tends to be more predictable. The work is diverse and challenging and not monotonous. There are regular opportunities for exposure to new mandates; the range of available work is wide, and quality is typically high. An international dimension is also present for one for whom an international practice, based in Montreal, is an attraction. LINGUISTIC REQUIREMENTS Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates. Diversity and Inclusion Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve. Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.
Air Canada Dorval, Quebec, Canada
Sep 24, 2018
Full time
  Air Canada’s legal department is regarded as a world-class, high-performing, in-house strategic resource. Under the leadership of David J. Shapiro, Senior Vice President, International and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Legal Officer, Air Canada’s legal department is a valued adviser, and has a key role in helping the company achieve its business strategies and outcomes. We are looking for a lawyer to join our Labour and Employment Team in Montreal. Candidates should have experience in representing employers before tribunals and governmental authorities, representing employers in negotiations to resolve grievances and other proceedings, advising on the application of collective agreements, supporting collective bargaining, supporting internal investigations, conducting legal research, and delivering training to a wide range of clients, from front line employees to senior management on a wide range of labour and employment matters. The successful candidate will be joining a team of experienced labour and employment law lawyers, paralegals and support staff. The successful candidate will be responsible for various tasks related to labour and employment law matters, including: Representing Air Canada in labour arbitration (both in traditional and expedited formats), before the Canada Industrial Relations Board and the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal or their provincial counterparts, and in litigation before the Courts. Drafting and reviewing correspondence and hearing documents (briefs, witness statements, written arguments, motion records, settlement documents, etc.) and ensuring comments and sign-off on these documents from various internal branches at Air Canada. Investigating the background to inquiries, complainants and grievances. Advising Air Canada on collective bargaining and supporting Air Canada bargaining teams in reaching advantageous agreements. Preparing training materials and delivering training to internal clients on labour, employment, and human rights matters. Maintaining and updating the tools and templates used by the Labour and Employment team. Qualifications Member of the Bar in at least one of the Canadian provinces or territories Minimum of five to ten years of labour and employment practice in a law firm or in a large, corporate environment with a track record of success serving in a labour and employment law practice requiring legal advice and counsel on a broad range of issues. Knowledge of federal labour law and procedure. Strong business sense. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, in English and French. A writing sample may be requested. Strong customer service skills. Strong negotiation and advocacy skills and experience in collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, and labour board proceedings; experience in human rights tribunal and judicial proceedings preferred. Strong written skills and superior verbal communication skills to present and discuss business focused issues with both internal and external stakeholders in order to gain understanding, influence others and build relationships. Candidates with a facility with Adobe, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, QuickLaw and other online legal research tools will be preferred. 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 a rigorous approach to legal work. Strong organizational skills and the 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 while managing multiple priorities. 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 Bilingual (English and French) 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 Dorval, Quebec, Canada
Aug 06, 2018
Full time
Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada Posting Start Date: Jul 12, 2018 Posting End Date: Aug 2, 2018 Share: Apply Now Job Description Description Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself as a valued member of an industry-leading organization? If you answered yes to these questions, Air Canada is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the diverse and vibrant team working together to lead the growth and expansion of Canada’s flag carrier. We are seeking a litigation lawyer with approximately three (3) to five (5) years of experience to join our team in Montreal. Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, Litigation who has carriage of all litigation and claims against Air Canada and its affiliates, worldwide, the selected candidate will provide legal advice on a wide range of matters including but not limited to: general liability, aviation liability, regulatory obligations, contractual obligations and anti-trust issues. The selected candidate will represent Air Canada and its affiliates before civil courts and administrative tribunals as well as assist in managing mandates conferred on outside firms. The successful candidate will have acquired experience and exposure to litigation facing large corporations including document production. Solid technical competence is a must. The selected candidate would be one who is a dynamic team player, as collaboration is an essential aspect of the job. Full bilingualism (French and English) is essential; membership in a provincial bar (preferably the Bar of Quebec) is required. Proficiency in a foreign language and knowledge and experience in class action proceedings and in the aviation or transportation industries are definitely assets. A familiarity with the Carriage by Air Act and the Canada Transportation Act would be particularly advantageous. To succeed in the position, the candidate should have a track record demonstrating the following qualities or characteristics: Adaptability and flexibility to work effectively in a context of constant change, shifting priorities, and conflicting demands, to embrace new ideas and to adjust to a variety of situations and individuals; Solid research and analytical skills, to identify, define and assess all relevant factors and weight alternative courses of action, and sound judgment in a fast-paced environment; Capacity to work under pressure, displaying composure in stressful situations; Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and to develop strong co-operative relationships; 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 independently, taking responsibility for own actions; Drive to satisfy and anticipate “client” needs, possessing creativity to tailor approach to meet the business needs; Drive for results and urgency, high motivation towards achievement and action-oriented with ability to sensibly prioritize efforts; Tenacity and resilience to persevere towards goals despite challenges and obstacles, maintaining enthusiasm and drive through to attainment of objectives. Qualifications 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 demeanor) 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 often work autonomously but will have the benefit of working closely with and learning from more senior counsel who have acquired a broad and deep understanding of all commercial and regulatory aspects of the Air Canada and airline business. The candidate would be joining a company with a high profile and operations in a multi-faceted regulatory, competitive and international environment. Though the demands are high, they are devoid of the pressures of client development and billing, found in private practice. The environment is fast-paced with constant activity. The international dimension and exposure to a wide range of foreign legal regimes is also an attraction. The opportunity to join a cohesive and dynamic group of professionals, who take pride in contributing to achieving Air Canada’s commercial and operational objectives and who are focused on personal growth and improving client services, is an attraction as is the opportunity to join an international airline whose successes and innovations are attracting very positive attention from the industry internationally and the investor community. 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 Dorval, Quebec, Canada
Jul 30, 2018
Contract
Paralegal Specialist - Temporary - Montreal - 20783 Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada Posting Start Date: Jul 25, 2018 Posting End Date: Aug 8, 2018 Share: Apply Now Job Description Description Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself as a valued member of an industry-leading organization? If you answered yes to these questions, Air Canada is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the diverse and vibrant team working together to lead the growth and expansion of Canada’s flag carrier. We are looking for a paralegal to supplement our Labour and Employment Team in Montreal on a temporary basis (until November 30, 2018). Candidates should have a minimum of five years’ experience in a diverse labour and employment or litigation practice and preferably have experience in supporting work such as: internal investigations, conducting legal research, preparing exhibits and authorities for hearings, responding to employee inquiries regarding privacy matters, organizing and coordinating large privacy related projects, overseeing foreign counsel and coordinating between them and internal clients to ensure proper advice and representation of Air Canada overseas, preparing documents for counsel to file with tribunals and governmental authorities or deliver to opposing counsel, and delivering training on a wide range of privacy and labour and employment matters. The successful candidate will be supporting and joining a team of experienced labour and employment law lawyers, paralegals and support staffThe successful candidate will be responsible for various tasks related to labour and employment law matters, including: Drafting and reviewing correspondence and hearing documents (briefs, witness statements, written arguments, motion records, etc.) and coordinating comments and sign-off on these documents from various internal branches at Air Canada. Assisting responsible lawyers in the preparation of materials for hearings and presentations. Liaising with internal clients to prepare filings with governmental authorities in Canada and abroad and coordinating the flow of required documents. Investigating, formally and informally, the background to inquiries, complainants and grievances and assist counsel in collecting the documentation and testimony to counsel Air Canada properly. Preparing training materials and delivering training to internal clients on labour, employment, human rights and privacy matters. Liaising with foreign external counsel and internal clients to facilitate securing advice on labour and employment matters overseas Creating, maintaining and updating the tools and templates used by the Labour and Employment team, and, where appropriate, automating those tools and templates. Working with internal clients, Human Resources and external counsel to securing immigration authority (ex.: work permits, permanent residency, etc.) for Air Canada employees to work in Canada or foreign jurisdictions. Assisting with the in-take of new matters by performing initial review of files and preparing them for review by counsel and working with clients to resolve straight forward matters. Qualifications Formal paralegal training and a paralegal certificate with formal paralegal training and practical experience or extensive experience in this area. A minimum of two years of relevant experience as a paralegal in labour and employment law practice at a major law firm or major publicly traded corporation. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, in English and French. A writing sample may be requested. Strong customer service skills An evidenced facility with Adobe, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, QuickLaw and other online legal research tools. 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 Bilingual (English and French) 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
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.