Legal Counsel - Municipal and Commercial Law

Vaughan is a city on the move. With a downtown core rising from the ground, a state-of-the-art hospital under construction and a bustling subway, these exciting projects are transforming the community. Be part of something amazing and build your career at the City of Vaughan.

As one of the fastest growing municipalities in Canada, we are committed to providing a thriving work environment, excellent benefits, learning and growth opportunities and a place where collaboration and teamwork is fostered. Excellence demands brilliant personalities, visionary thinking and a passion for public service. Vaughan is your place to grow


Position Overview

Reporting to the City Solicitor, you will be responsible for providing strategic legal advice to Council, senior management and City staff on various municipal and commercial law matters, drafting and negotiating complex relationship and commercial agreements with other government and commercial entities, and performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

• You are a member of the Law Society of Ontario, with a minimum of 8 years’ of experience in commercial law.
• Experience in municipal or public sector organizations is preferred. 
• Experience and knowledge in municipal finance and taxation, and municipal law will be an asset. 
• We are looking for a lawyer with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can effectively interact with council, staff at all levels, and members of the public; who demonstrates sound judgement and strong drafting and negotiating skills; and who has strong organization skills and proven ability to work under tight deadlines. 

The City of Vaughan has an employee-focused culture with an emphasis on health and wellness, work-life balance, and family benefits.


Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.


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