Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Join one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers
Great-West Life has an exciting opportunity within our Winnipeg corporate law department and as part of Great-West Legal team of over 150 lawyers globally. If you are looking to apply your commercial law experience in a challenging and fast-paced environment with one of the largest insurance companies in Canada, consider a career with Great-West Life.
The annual national competition judged by Mediacorp Canada selected the Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life organization as one of the leading work environments in the country. We earned that ranking because we offer staff competitive compensation and benefits, superior professional development and training, and a supportive workplace committed to wellness and work-life balance.
Reporting to the Vice-President, Associate General Counsel & Associate Secretary , you will be a key member of the corporate investment legal team providing practical and timely advice on a variety of investment issues and transactions. You will work with a highly accomplished team of legal and investment finance professionals in structuring and reviewing a wide range of complex investment contracts, transactions and related matters, including:
financing proposals, lending agreements and security documents in a variety of commercial financing transactions,
infrastructure financing, public private partnerships, project financing, bulk lease financing and innovative financing and investment transactions,
oil and gas leases, and
assisting in regulatory compliance pertaining to investment matters.
You will contribute as a valuable member of our Legal Team by applying your experience and creative legal skills to develop practical solutions for our investment operations. You will also be responsible for instructing and directing and reviewing the work product of outside counsel to ensure that Great-West interests are both reflected and protected.
Qualifications and Competencies:
University Degree, Member of a Provincial Bar in good standing, 4+ years of work experience in the areas of corporate and/or commercial law, preferably with some exposure to commercial lending
Self-motivated and desire to work both independently and in a cooperative team environment
Highly focused with attention to detail
Proven analytical and problem-solving skills with experience resolving complex problems
Superior organizational and time management skills with experience addressing multiple projects at once
The two successful candidates will be located in Winnipeg.
We offer a challenging, team-oriented work environment, competitive income and benefits, and opportunities for future professional and personal growth. For the successful applicant this position is the ideal opportunity to take that next step in building your career.
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Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of 12 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.
We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.
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Loblaw Companies Limited
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
3225 - 12th Street N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 7S9 Canada
The decision to join a company is a big one. We have opportunities for hard working, energetic and reliable people just like you.
Why is this role important?
Loblaws' Western Canada Legal Group provides legal services and support to a large number of Loblaws' business units in the following practice areas: commercial real estate, leasing, franchising, regulatory, and general commercial law. We currently have an opportunity for an intermediate or senior legal assistant/paralegal or law clerk to join our legal team working for two lawyers in our Legal Group and working closely with the Real Estate Group of our Calgary office. We offer a challenging and progressive work environment that is built on a strong "blue" culture of teamwork together with a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience.
What You'll Do
Prepare, draft and revise various documents relating to real estate and commercial transactions with limited or no instruction, including leases, land purchases, easements, restrictive covenants, franchise agreements, franchise disclosure documents, liquor license acquisitions and various other documents and agreements);
Research, review and analyze complicated lease agreements, easements, restrictive covenants, etc.
Conduct and report on due diligence searches associated with a variety of commercial transactions;
Prepare and register instruments at the land titles office;
Correspond with landlords, law firms, government departments and municipal bodies;
Maintain files and manage incoming and outgoing correspondence for the Legal Group;
Provide administrative support for the Legal Group;
Work with in-house legal counsel on various complex transactions and contract drafting
What You'll Need
Possess a post-secondary diploma or certificate in an accredited legal assistance or paralegal program;
Legal experience of a minimum of five (5) years as a commercial real estate legal assistant or paralegal with strong letters of reference;
In depth knowledge of legal terminology and principles;
Excellent verbal and written skills and organizational skills;
Attention to detail and accuracy in generating documents;
Ability to work under pressure and independently;
Ability to demonstrate good judgment;
Strong computer skills including an excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, i.e. Outlook, Word, Adobe, Excel, PowerPoint;
The successful candidate will be the central person of the Legal Group dealing with various issues raised by a number of business units and requires excellent problem solving skills and inter-personal skills; and
Self-motivated person with a proven ability to manage a large number of files simultaneously
How You'll Succeed
At Loblaw, we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture. We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections.
If that sounds like you, and you are open-minded, responsive to change and up to the challenges provided in a fast-paced retail environment, apply today.
Type Of Role
Loblaw recognizes Canada's diversity as a source of national pride and strength. We have made it a priority to reflect our nation's evolving diversity in the products we sell, the people we hire, and the culture we create in our organization. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired.
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
This role is responsible for supervising the work of Litigation Clerks and Practice Assistants within Practice Groups to ensure a consistent and quality work product output that is aligned with Aviva Trial Lawyers' standards.
Supervise work product output of Tort and AB Clerks.
Monitor productivity and workload of staff.
Manage staff performance.
Provide coaching and mentorship to develop skills of Assistants, Clerks, and Trial Clerks.
Conduct performance reviews of Clerks.
Manage the recruitment and hiring of legal support staff.
Manage the file referrals intake and assign.
Complete initial conflict checks.
Perform quality reviews for data integrity within Litigation Department operating system.
Design new processes or procedures and support the implementation to staff.
Deliver, monitor and track training to staff on processes, standards and systems.
Work with other supervisors to build supportive, team-orientated environment for the staff through embodying a sense of empowerment, demonstrating positive thinking and establish common goals and interdependence with employees.
As needed, assist with department meetings.
Required Qualifications, Knowledge, & Skills
Minimum 5 years’ experience in a law firm or litigation department.
Proven experience or demonstration of leadership capabilities (i.e. team lead, project lead, mentors). Formal supervisory/leadership experience is an asset.
Understanding of typical litigation procedures and clerk duties.
Ability to adopt business strategies and manage ongoing changes.
Superior conflict resolution skills.
Superior analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills.
Attention to detail, self-starter and the ability to be adaptable to changing business environments in order to foster collaboration.
Aviva Canada is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities during all phases of the hiring process including the application process. If you require an accommodation because of a disability, we will work with you to meet your needs. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. If you are selected for an interview and require an accommodation, you are encouraged to advise the Talent Acquisition Partner who will consult with you to determine an appropriate accommodation.
Aviva Canada is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in the country providing home, automobile, leisure/lifestyle and business insurance to more than three million customers. A wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, the company has more than 4,000 employees focused on creating a bright and sustainable future for their customers and communities.
Aviva Canada invests in positive change through the Aviva Community Fund, Canada’s longest running online community funding competition. Since its inception in 2009, the Aviva Community Fund has awarded $7.5 million to over 250 charities and community groups nationwide. Aviva Canada, bringing over 300 years of good thinking and insurance solutions to Canadians from coast-to-coast.
For more information visit avivacanada.com , the company’s blog or Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn pages.
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Legal Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer Job Number: 67330 Job : Management Primary Location : Ontario-Hamilton This position will be located at : 100 King St. West Organization : General Council Status : Regular Full-time Hours per week : 37.5 Number of Openings : 1 Union Code :Non Union Employees Minimum Salary : 57.9800 Hourly Maximum Salary : 74.3400 Post Date : Sep 18, 2017, 11:00:00 PM Close Date (Period for Applying) - External : Nov 20, 2017, 11:59:00 PM Unit Summary The General Counsel portfolio is responsible for managing the legal affairs of the organization, and provides support and advice on a variety of legal issues including privacy, regulatory compliance and effective governance of the organization. As well, the office of the General Counsel proactively identifies, manages and mitigates against organizational risk. Position Summary Reporting to the Vice President and General Counsel, the Legal Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer assumes responsibility to provide legal support and advice on a variety of legal matters including litigation oversight and advice on clinical matters. The role will lead processes to ensure HHS adheres to legislative requirements under the Personal Health Information Protection Act and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Responsibility will also include following best practice Enterprise Risk Management. Schedule Work Hours Monday to Friday; days Qualifications 1. Law Degree (LLB) from a recognized law school 2. Call to the Ontario Bar (Lawyer Licensed to Practice in Ontario) 3. Minimum 3 years of Privacy & Freedom of Information experience 4. Knowledge of PHIPA and other privacy related federal and provincial privacy related legislation 5. Experience in the health care sector and or provincial ministries an asset 6. Knowledge of Health Law and privacy 7. Project Management skills preferred 8. Experience with litigation process, administrative law processes and dispute resolution 9. Experience with implementing/overseeing Enterprise Risk Management an asset 10. Demonstrated initiative, independent thinking, conflict resolution and creative problem solving skills 11. Effective collaboration and team work 12. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment 13. Strong communication skills – written, verbal 14. High level of integrity and trust Hamilton Health fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners. To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website. Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 1-877-667-2700 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made. This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements: Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreemen