Legal Counsel - Labour

February 4 2023
Expected expiry date: March 25 2023
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories In-house, Industry, Contract administrator,
Anywhere - Manitoba • Full time

Requisition ID: 330790

Multiple positions available

City: Flexible in Manitoba

Looking for an exciting career opportunity practicing labour law in the dynamic and rewarding heath sector? We want to discuss the two (2) in-house legal counsel opportunities available at Shared Health ( in our Labour and Employment practice group with you!

Position Overview

Working in a collaborative team, you will support the needs of the service delivery organizations in the Manitoba health system, which combine to form one of the largest unionized employer groups in the province. You will advise, educate, consult with and support management in a variety of health sector organizations and health authorities who lead diverse employee groups ranging from trades to regulated professions. Your work will vary from managing grievance and arbitration files, to collective bargaining support and direct involvement in strategic planning and daily risk management.

The rewards of this career opportunity include:

  • Practicing law fully focused on producing quality work, with no billable hour requirements.
  • A positive work environment and a genuine appreciation for collaboration with our colleagues.
  • Excellent mentorship and support from department leads and colleagues.
  • Opportunity to work directly with health system executive leaders on emerging critical issues with a provincial scope.
  • Direct impact on the overall success of health sector operations.
  • Support for professional development and career advancement.
  • Recent compensation increases combined with group benefits and a defined benefit pension.
  • Reasonable workload expectations and respect for personal and family priorities.
  • Flexible work location.

Ideal candidates will have at least two (2) years of experience in the practice of labour law, supporting clients in unionized environments from a broad range of industry sectors, a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and will demonstrate the essential leadership skills defined by (

Please contact the members of our team with your questions, c/o Natalie Turner, Legal Assistant 431-294-0038

  • Denis Le Heiget, Provincial Lead, Legal Services to discuss the progressive practice levels of the positions available.
  • Kara-Anne Yaren, Senior Legal Counsel (Labour & Employment) to discuss the type of work and emerging issues handled by the lawyers in this practice area.
  • Kate Kidder, Legal Counsel (Labour & Employment) to discuss firsthand experience of working and developing a career within Shared Health.

We value and support employment equity, workplace diversity and welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better, please apply today.

This position requires a current (issued within six (6) months) satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including a Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check, Adult Abuse Registry Check and proof of educational criteria/good standing with the Law Society of Manitoba. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. An employee cannot hold multiple positions in Shared Health equaling more than 1.0 FTE.

Apply now!

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