OMVIC is currently searching for a Legal Counsel (One Year Contract) for OMVIC’s Toronto based corporate office.
Who is OMVIC?
OMVIC (Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council) is Ontario’s vehicle sales regulator. OMVIC enforces the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act and other consumer protection statutes for the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. OMVIC’s mandate and role is to maintain a fair and informed marketplace by protecting the rights of consumers, enhancing industry professionalism, and ensuring fair, honest, and open competition for registered motor vehicle dealers. This is achieved by maintaining strict dealer/salesperson registration requirements; inspecting all Ontario dealers (new and used); providing free complaint handling to consumers; developing/delivering consumer and dealer education/awareness programs; and investigating and prosecuting industry non-compliance and illegal sales (curbsiding).
What we offer:
OMVIC is made up of dedicated and talented individuals who take pride in the work we do each day to ensure our mandate is being met. It is this group of people that create a collaborative atmosphere that’s inclusive, transparent, friendly, and open which works to foster the team spirit. Over and above the work environment.
Reporting to the Director, Legal Services, the Legal Counsel will focus primarily on conducting prosecutions under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act and Consumer Protection Act. In addition, the Legal Counsel will work on all aspects of providing legal services for the organization, including litigating industry-related regulatory and discipline matters. Duties are primarily related to prosecutions and litigation, but also include other aspects of providing legal advice and services to the corporation. The Legal Counsel will act as prosecutor, and also represent the Registrar and OMVIC at hearings and trials before the OMVIC Discipline Committee, Ontario Licence Appeal Tribunal, the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal.
We respectfully thank all applicants for their interest in working at OMVIC. However, we will only contact those meeting the qualifications for an interview.
OMVIC fosters an environment that respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs, thereby working to ensure diversity, equality and inclusion and has been committed to and will continue advocating for an environment where all persons are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect. OMVIC is committed to providing accessible employment practices that comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), ensuring that all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. Should you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify the Human Resources department.