Legal Assistant

  • Business Development Bank of Canada
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Sep 27, 2021
Full time Law Clerk Legal Assistant Legal Support Legal Secretary

Job Description

No other bank is doing what we do.


At BDC, we’re devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs. We’re also dedicated to our employees. Adaptable. Inspiring. Different. There’s a reason we like to work here and we think you’ll like it too.


Diversity. Inclusion. They’re more than just words for BDC. We are committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion. Our goal is to have a team that reflects gender and visible diversity. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.



The Legal Assistant supports internal clients in business centres and operational departments by providing security-taking, advice and security document follow-up services. He or she helps ensure the efficient administration of the department’s day-to-day activities in order to meet its needs and achieve its objectives.



  • Draft legal documents for the purposes of security-taking for the In-House Security program and for loan amendments, and register and update , security in accordance with BDC and legal requirements, while adhering to critical deadlines

  • Draft legal documents for releases and discharges of BDC’s security

  • Carry out searches of corporate records, land registries and personal property security systems

  • Review and analyze security-related documents and requests

  • Provide top-quality administrative and legal advice to internal clients

  • Conduct reviews of legal security documents, and carry out the necessary follow-up with external legal professionals

  • Maintain the database systems for files related to the department’s activities in an efficient, timely and diligent manner

  • Conduct any other related tasks as directed



  • Degree or certificate in paralegal technology, law clerk, or equivalent experience

  • At least two years of relevant experience, preferably in a legal department, for the role of Legal Assistant

  • Familiarity with legal concepts, terminology and procedures, particularly in the field of personal property and realty security for commercial transactions

  • Understanding of how land and personal property registries work

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Microsoft Access and other computer systems and software

  • Superior time management and priority-setting skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and under pressure

  • Initiative and discretion

  • Customer service orientation

  • Team spirit

  • Bilingualism may be required, depending on the location


At BDC, we value diversity in our workforce and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We appreciate all responses and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.