Restricted to OPS lawyers, Lawyer Redeployment List members and Articling Student Hireback pool members living or working within 125 km of this location.
Note: Lawyers from outside the Area of Search may apply but will not be entitled to relocation or travel expenses for the transfer.
The Legal Services Branch of the Treasury Board Secretariat has an immediate opening for a junior solicitor counsel to join the Employment Law and Governance Group.
OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.
What can I expect to do in this role?
• Provide strategic legal advice to all government ministries and various Crown agencies on employment law, labour relations, and human resources issues • Interpret and support the development of HR and other client policies and directives • Interpret and apply public sector statutes, including theBroader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act, 2014, Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006, Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019, and Supporting Retention in Public Services Act, 2022 • Develop legislation and regulations and assist with the preparation of legislative amendments and regulatory instruments
How do I qualify?
• Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
Knowledge and Skills
• Experience focused on employment and labour law • Analytical skills in order to assess legal implications of government policy and practices • Ability to conduct research, handle own files and assist senior, intermediate and other branch counsel with complex files • Proven ability to anticipate and respond to the client ministry's needs • Professional judgment, political acuity, analytical, problem solving, negotiation, conflict resolution and communication skills • Proven ability to produce high-quality work under tight deadlines with changing and competing demands • An enthusiasm to actively promote branch collegiality and a culture that values everyone's contributions and • The ability to promote a collaborative, diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace.
Since you are applying from outside Canada, you application will be moderated by our team. You will receive an email once it's been approved.
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Application from outside Canada
Finding an employer that will assist you in your work permit without knowing you is utopic.. Employers simply do not consider non-resident applications. We strongly recommend that you immigrate to Canada before you start looking for employment.