Employment Lawyer - 2+ Years' Experience


Are you ready to take the next step in your legal career? Tired of the typical demands of the traditional associate role, but love practicing Employment Law?

Take your next step and join Osler Works located in our Ottawa office, as a lead in HR legislation compliance, providing transactional and litigation support, research and client advice. This position will also leverage cutting edge technology for diligence and streamlined processes to transform the way we deliver legal services.

Position Requirements:

In this unique non-partnership track role, you will be responsible for providing associate level support in English and, preferably also French, to the lawyers in the national Employment and Labour Department.  This position will primarily support “internal clients”, being other members of the firm, and is largely not client facing, however, there will be ample opportunities to work for cutting-edge tech start-ups and venture-scalable businesses on client matters in our Emerging and High Growth Companies (EHG) practice area. There is no business development expectation beyond providing exceptional service to your internal clients.

Working under the administrative direction and guidance of the Head of Osler Works,  the successful candidate will:

  • be called to the Ontario Bar  (Barreau du Québec an asset)
  • have a minimum of 2+ years’ of employment  law experience, in private or public sector, preferably in both Ontario and Québec
  • be proficient using technology and adaptable to change 
  • have proven experience working with teams of various sizes
  • be comfortable working with lawyers in different cities (primarily Toronto and Calgary)
  • bilingual (French and English) is preferred

How To Apply:

Consistently ranked as one of Canada’s leading business law firms by clients and leading independent reviews, with a highly regarded Employment and Labour Department (all 5 partners are ranked in Chambers), Osler offers the successful candidate the benefit of working with more than 400 of the best legal minds in the country and the opportunity to develop your skills in this innovative and exciting area in a growing practice. Osler has the national leading EHG practice and our Employment and Labour Department plays a pivotal role in supporting and advising clients in this exciting industry sector.

If you have strong attention to detail, can manage multiple deadlines, work in a fast-paced environment independently and as part of a team, and are looking for a unique opportunity, please reply in confidence with a cover letter, detailed résumé and academic transcripts to:

Barbara Fisher

Manager, Ottawa Office
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Suite 1900, 340 Albert Street
Ottawa  ON  K1R 7Y6
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No agencies please.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Osler; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. Osler is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, and we welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and people with diverse backgrounds, identities, and cultures. For candidates with disabilities, accommodations are available upon request in all phases of the selection process. 

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