Legal Counsel, Corporate Law

Canada Post
Posting Date:
Mar 21, 2023
Canada Post
Area of Law:
Corporate Law
Position Type:
Permanent, Full Time
5 yeears


Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 165042 
Business Function: Legal 
Primary City: Ottawa 
Province: Ontario 
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Employment Status: Permanent 
Language Requirement: English Essential 
Employee Class and Level: CPLGA02 
Number of Vacancies 1 
Job Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 04/06/2023

All qualified candidates will be considered however preference will be given to Indigenous people (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) or persons with a disability. This is a special measure employment equity initiative and candidates from this group who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify.



Job Description

If you have the qualifications and drive to succeed, consider joining a collegial team of talented professionals at Canada Post Corporation. We are looking for an enthusiastic lawyer with strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills to help deliver practical, business-focussed corporate and commercial legal services to a range of internal client groups.  
Legal Counsel, Corporate Law provides strategic direction and ensures the provision of legal services in a cost-effective and timely manner considering the risks for Canada Post and its subsidiaries.  

Job Responsibilities

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Legal Counsel, Corporate Law.


Review, draft and negotiate various agreements, including procurement of goods and services. 

Prepare legal opinions on a variety of corporate, regulatory, and other issues.

Provide practical, strategic, business-focused legal advice in a variety of related areas, including:

  • Procurement (sourcing management)
  • Corporate Governance 
  • Privacy
  • Data and Corporate Security  

Job Responsibilities (continued)




Law degree from a recognized institution and membership in good standing with a provincial bar.


  • Minimum 5 years of post-call experience in corporate/commercial law.
  • Experience in corporate/commercial law, including researching and drafting legal opinions, and negotiating and drafting various types of agreements.
  • The preferred candidate will have experience in tender law and domestic and/or international trade law.
  • Strong communication skills, proven leadership capabilities and the ability to work independently.
  • Motivation, collegiality, and the ability to “hit the ground running”.

Other Candidate Requirements

English Essential

Other Information


This position is currently based in Ottawa however, we will consider candidates located elsewhere in Ontario. 



Safety Sensitive Positions
This position may be considered a Safety Sensitive position.

Employment Equity

Canada Post will represent Canada’s diversity and provide a safe and welcoming workplace that embraces and celebrates our differences. We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from women, Indigenous People, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.

Disability is defined as a persistent or episodic physical, sensory, or mental health condition and/or functional limitation. Disability includes both visible and hidden conditions and/or limitations that may impact vision, hearing, mobility, flexibility, dexterity, pain, learning, developmental, mental/psychological, and memory.

Conflict of Interest
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.



Canada Post is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you are contacted by Canada Post regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you have any restrictions that need to be accommodated.  All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.


Important Message
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Our Leadership Behaviours 
Decision Making – A champion of the organization who takes calculated risks and makes prudent, common sense decisions about current issues, future opportunities and resource requirements in a timely, well thought out manner that aligns with the corporation's best interests.
Accountability – An individual who strives for performance excellence and who holds themselves and direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
Business Orientation – A proactive individual who understands the competitive nature of the business, and is committed to sustaining the business through excellent customer service and new business opportunities.
Execution – A focused and self-motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget, by dealing effectively with challenges and ambiguous situations.
Leading People – A compelling communicator and leader who engages, motivates and inspires others to achieve results and who encourages personal growth and finding better ways of doing things. 

Our Values

We value diversity as an essential part of who we are as a company, how we operate and how we see our future. We believe that attracting, developing, and retaining people who reflect the diversity of Canada is essential to our success because this matters to all communities and customers we serve. 

Canada Post’s corporate values reflect the principles, beliefs and aspirations that guide our behaviour and shape our culture.

Safety – We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for all our stakeholders.
Customer – We serve Canadians with pride and passion.
Respect – We treat each other with fairness and respect.
Integrity – We act responsibly and with integrity.
Transformation – We will innovate and transform to win in the marketplace.


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