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Job Title:  Legal Counsel, Business Law


Ottawa, ON, CA

Other Location(s):  Montreal, Toronto with the opportunity of partial hybrid work.
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Language Requirements:  English Essential
Job ID:  177298
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 177298 
Business Function: Legal 
Primary City: Ottawa 
Other Location(s):Montreal, Toronto with the opportunity of partial hybrid work. 
Province: Ontario 
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Employment Status: Permanent 
Language Requirement: English Essential 
Employee Class and Level: CPLGA02 
Number of Vacancies 1 
Job Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 05/02/2024


All qualified candidates will be considered however preference will be given to Indigenous people (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) or persons with a disability. This is a special measure employment equity initiative and candidates from this group who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify.



Job Description


If you have the qualifications and drive to succeed, consider joining Canada Post’s highly collegial and talented Legal team.  We’re looking for an enthusiastic lawyer with strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills to help deliver practical, business-focussed corporate and commercial legal services to a range of internal client groups.  

Job Responsibilities


Your responsibilities may include:

  • Providing written and legal advice in a variety of inter-related areas, including:
    • Sales
    • Advertising and Marketing
    • Privacy 
    • Information Management
    • Corporate Security 
    • Digital Services
    • Retail Services
    • Financial Services
    • Regulatory Matters
    • Corporate Governance
    • Corporate Strategy
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial contracts and other materials, including:
    • Sales contracts
    • Data Licensing Agreements
    • Vendor questionnaires
    • Web Page content and Online Terms and Conditions

Job Responsibilities (continued)



  • Membership in good standing with a provincial or territorial bar
  • 2 years’ relevant post-call experience 
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.  Proficiency in written and spoken French is an asset.

Other Information


This position is currently based in Ottawa, but depending on the location of the successful candidate we may consider basing it in Montreal or Toronto.


Safety Sensitive Positions
This position may be considered a Safety Sensitive position and has additional requirements under Canada Post's Substance Use Policy. 

Employment Equity

Canada Post will represent Canada’s diversity and provide a safe and welcoming workplace that embraces and celebrates our differences. We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from women, Indigenous People, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

Disability is defined as a persistent or episodic physical, sensory, or mental health condition and/or functional limitation. Disability includes both visible and hidden conditions and/or limitations that may impact vision, hearing, mobility, flexibility, dexterity, pain, learning, developmental, mental/psychological, and memory.


Conflict of Interest
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.



Canada Post is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you are contacted by Canada Post regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you have any restrictions that need to be accommodated.  All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.


Important Message
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Our signature behaviours 

Make the call – We’re empowered to make decisions, respectfully challenge the status quo, and support others to do the same.
Know the destination– We understand Canada Post’s strategy and goals and how we contribute to them, and we move forward with open minds when exploring new approaches.
Deliver for others – We take pride in doing our personal best, demonstrate care for others, and support and encourage them to reach their potential.  
Ignite our pride– We play a role in making Canada stronger by celebrating who we are, the communities we service, and issues that matter.

Our values 
Our Values have three dimensions: “We matter as individuals, We matter to one another, We matter to our country”

I earn the trust placed in me every day, and I trust that my safety and well-being are everyone’s top priority. 
We do our best work when we trust each other. 
We value the trust Canadians have in us, and understand it is earned with every decision and interaction. 
I understand respect is the foundation of a successful workplace.              
We respect each other as colleagues and treat each other as we would like to be treated.               
We respect our country and the communities we serve, and understand we have a responsibility to be a positive force for change.
I challenge myself to safely deliver every day because what I do matters.
We are a network of people, united by what we accomplish and deliver together.
Delivering a stronger Canada for Canadians is at the heart of what we do


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