Summer Student, Legal

  • President's Choice Financial
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Feb 13, 2019
Contract Summer Student

Job Description

25 York Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2V5

President’s Choice Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Loblaw Companies Limited (LCL) and was established to promote President’s Choice Financial services offered by strategic partners in all regions of Canada. PCF has grown to over 3 million customers earning millions in better interest rates, free groceries and other rewards. It operates in the following segments:

  • Mastercard : The President’s Choice Financial MasterCard is offered and operated by President’s Choice Bank.
  • Insurance : Home and auto insurance are offered through affiliates and relationships with several insurance companies.
  • PC Services , which includes PC Financial Insurance, PC Mobile, The Mobile Shop, Prepaid Cell Phones Express and gift card businesses, is a new business in growth mode.
  • PC Optimum : All PCF customers have the opportunity to earn PC Optimum Points that can be redeemed in a LCL and SDM stores.

Loblaws Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Loblaw Companies Limited (LCL). LCL is Canada’s largest food distributor and has expanded into certain non-food categories, with operations across the country. LCL concentrates on food retailing with the objective of providing consumers with the best in one-stop shopping for everyday household needs.


PCF is an important business unit within LCL that manages and develops the products and service programs in order to improve the customer experience, maximize value, and provide a platform to enhance customer insights and relationships. PCF’s vision is to provide superior value financial products to consumers.


The Summer Student with the Legal group will have the opportunity to partner with the entire Legal department and work independently and collectively with various members of the team. The premise behind working with the entire Legal team is to build relationships while having an impactful learning experience overall.


What You’ll Do:

  • The Summer Student will support the in-house lawyers and Law Clerks in the group to prepare contracts, internal process documents, and annual amendments to corporate policies.
  • Organize folders and documents and assist in inputting documents into a legal management system.
  • Proactively assist with daily operations and special projects as needed.
  • Help with administrative functions such as data base management, organization, filing, preparation of presentation/meeting materials, correspondence, creation of reports, spreadsheets and completion of special projects.


What You’ll Need

  • Ideally looking for a law student who has completed their first year of Law School.
  • Knowledge/experience gained working with a financial institution would be considered an asset.
  • Firsthand experience, comfort and knowledge with digital communication including social media platforms and mobile applications offered to Canadian consumers.
  • Advanced computer skills including proficiency in MS Office and the ability to learn new software.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to draft effective communications (emails, letters, memos and instructions) with exceptional grammar and proof-reading skills.
  • Effective problem solving skills.
  • Attentive to detail, organized and resourceful with ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, demanding and fast paced environment
  • Thrives while working as part of a team.


Come and join a winning team who demonstrates innovation, energy, creativity and vision. We recognize the importance of a diverse workforce and we therefor encourage applications from Aboriginal Peoples, women, members of a visible minority and persons with a disability. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Number of Openings:




PC Financial recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation’s evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants and colleagues with disabilities.


In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct – it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.

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Practice Area(s)

summer Law