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Job Title:  Senior Legal Counsel - Employment and Labour Law


Richmond, BC, CA

Other Location(s): 
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Language Requirements:  English Essential
Job ID:  151285
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 151285 
Business Function: Legal 
Primary City: Richmond 
Other Location(s): 
Province: Vancouver 
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Employment Status: Permanent 
Language Requirement: English Essential 
Employee Class and Level:  
Number of Vacancies 1 
Job Closing Date : 06/06/2022


Health and safety is our highest priority. With vaccination shown to be the most effective tool to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and protecting individuals from severe consequences of this virus, Canada Post has implemented a Vaccination Practice. Accordingly, you will be required to attest to being fully vaccinated. If you are unable to be vaccinated, you may request an accommodation due to a medical, religious, or other prohibited ground of discrimination as described in the Canadian Human Rights Act.   


Job Description

Canada Post is seeking an experienced lawyer with strong litigation, analytical and interpersonal skills to join a collegial team of talented professionals. 


Senior Legal Counsel, Labour and Employment provides strategic direction and ensures the provision of quality legal services in a cost-effective and timely manner. 




Job Responsibilities

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Senior Legal Counsel, Labour and Employment Law.
•    Represent Canada Post in all forms of labour and employment law litigation (with a focus on defending grievances concerning the terminations of employment). 

•    Provide proactive, practical and strategic legal advice to management to solve business problems and reduce legal risk.

•    Mentor Counsel and Paralegals on the Legal Affairs team.

•    Manage external counsel in civil litigation and administrative law matters, to ensure quality and value.

•    Conduct research and prepares legal opinions on various legal issues.


•    Law degree from a recognized institution and membership in good standing with a provincial bar.

•    The candidate must have very significant experience in labour and employment law litigation;
•    Strong communication skills, proven leadership and mentorship capabilities, and the ability to work independently; and
•    Motivation, aptitude as a self-starter, and the ability to “hit the ground running” in the new position.

Other Candidate Requirements
•    English Essential 
•    Travel, mostly in BC and Alberta, will be required once travel restrictions are lifted.




Safety Sensitive Positions
This position may be considered a Safety Sensitive position.

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 Peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.


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 Leadership Behaviours 
Decision Making – A champion of the organization who takes calculated risks and makes prudent, common sense decisions about current issues, future opportunities and resource requirements in a timely, well thought out manner that aligns with the corporation's best interests.
Accountability – An individual who strives for performance excellence and who holds him/herself and direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
Business Orientation – A proactive individual who understands the competitive nature of the business, and is committed to sustaining the business through excellent customer service and new business opportunities.
Execution – A focused and self-motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget, by dealing effectively with challenges and ambiguous situations.
Leading People – A compelling communicator and leader who engages, motivates and inspires others to achieve results and who encourages personal growth and finding better ways of doing things. 

Our Values

We value diversity as an essential part of who we are as a company, how we operate and how we see our future. We believe that attracting, developing, and retaining people who reflect the diversity of Canada is essential to our success because this matters to all communities and customers we serve. 

Canada Post’s corporate values reflect the principles, beliefs and aspirations that guide our behaviour and shape our culture.

Safety – We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for all our stakeholders.
Customer – We serve Canadians with pride and passion.
Respect – We treat each other with fairness and respect.
Integrity – We act responsibly and with integrity.
Transformation – We will innovate and transform to win in the marketplace.


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