• Business Development Bank of Canada
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Jul 05, 2022
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description

No other bank is doing what we do.


At BDC, we help Canada and its entrepreneurs create a prosperous, inclusive and green economy. Our mission is to help Canadian businesses thrive by providing financing, capital and advisory services. 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. Join BDC and help make a difference!


Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. They’re more than just words for BDC. These concepts are foundational to our success and to our ability to attract, retain, mobilize and develop the right talent, as well as to offer a healthy, professional and collaborative environment. We are committed to cultivating and preserving an environment where all employees can thrive, and, for over a decade, we have been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers. 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, beliefs, experiences, and more.



The Legal Counsel, Corporate Functions, supports the Assistant Vice President, Legal Affairs by handling all legal matters related to BDC's corporate functions. The incumbent provides high quality legal services and advice to internal partners such as Information Technology, Procurement, Human Resources, Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance, Marketing, Public Affairs and Real Estate.



  • Work with various internal partner teams to provide timely, clear, practical legal advice on various projects

  • Conduct research on various legal issues, including federal labor law

  • Draft legal opinions regarding the interpretation and application of various laws in the context of different projects

  • Participate in the service provider risk management program by assessing and mitigating enterprise contractual risks

  • Analyze, interpret, draft, review and negotiate various types of contractual agreements, including Information Technology contractual agreements such as: SAAS, PAAS and IAAS; software licenses and managed services, as well as procurement contractual agreements for professional services, corporate services and partnerships

  • In collaboration with the compliance team, conduct legislative monitoring, interpret and confirm the applicability of various laws to BDC

  • Collaborate in the drafting of various internal governance documents

  • Support the Access to Information Office in the administration of the Access to Information Act



  • University degree in law

  • Between 3 and 5 years of relevant experience in commercial and transactional law in business or private practice

  • Experience in information technology and labour law will be considered an asset

  • Member of the Quebec Bar or equivalent from any Canadian province

  • Knowledge and mastery of research tools

  • Highly collaborative and strong interpersonal skills

  • Able to quickly gain credibility with business partners

  • Be proactive in your work environment

  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills

  • Bilingualism in speaking and writing (English and French)


With us, you'll be able to achieve the work/life balance you're looking for, with competitive working conditions and above-market flexible benefits. This includes modern workspaces to work from when you are in our offices, and, for some specific positions, the ability to work remotely, on reserve, and/or within your community.


While we appreciate all applications, we advise that only the candidates selected to participate in the recruitment process will be contacted. If you are a candidate with a disability and need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email us at, and include your full name, the best way to reach you, and the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process.

Practice Area(s)

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