Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline and, in 2020, was among the top 20 largest airlines in the world. It is Canada's flag carrier and a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax. In 2020, Air Canada was named Global Traveler's Best Airline in North America for the second straight year. We are advancing and transforming on our corporate mission “Flight Path” to become a Top Ten global airline in everything we do.
We have an innovative and passionate team of over 75 legal and compliance professionals and support staff that continues to earn the respect and confidence of its internal clients, participating as true business partners to support Air Canada’s strategic objectives. When you join Air Canada and its Law Branch, you’ll become a vital part of a team of driven professionals that aim to be “World Class” in everything we do.
We are seeking a paralegal specialist with at least two (2) years of relevant experience to join our dynamic legal team in Montreal. The selected candidate will provide paralegal support on a wide range of commercial matters including but not limited to: contracts, registrations, and trademark research and filings. The selected candidate will be one who is a dynamic team player, as collaboration is an essential aspect of the job.
The successful candidate will need to have strong organizational skills, have a high level of attention to detail and possess meaningful experience as a commercial or transactional paralegal as well as a good understanding of corporate and commercial matters. The person will be called upon to perform with lawyer oversight, among others, the following tasks:
Maintain and update existing Air Canada templates, databases and records;
Prepare first drafts of contracts and other documentation on the basis of an existing Air Canada template;
Review contracts against Air Canada templates or other standard forms;
Coordinate and liaise with internal and external parties in connection with transactions;
Provide accurate support by composing and/or editing a variety of documents, including sensitive and confidential correspondence;
Prepare and review contest rules and regulations and perform contest registrations with the Régie des Alcools, des courses et des jeux;
Participate in the review and approval of powers of attorneys, in accordance with established criteria;
Perform legal research;
Perform trademark clearance searches and assist with the day-to-day management of Air Canada’s trademark portfolio;
Assist lawyers with the preparation of internal client trainings on various subject matters;
Perform additional functions as directed or assumed on personal initiative to improve workflows and processes.
The selected candidate may not necessarily have experience to perform all tasks and will receive hands on training from our capable team.
Bilingualism is generally required although excellent knowledge of English is key.
To succeed in the position, the candidate should have a track record demonstrating the following qualities or characteristics:
mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Required as of October 31st, 2021
adaptability and flexibility to work effectively in a context of regular change, shifting priorities, and conflicting demands, to embrace new ideas and to adjust to a variety of situations and individuals;
solid research and analytical skills, to identify, define and assess all relevant factors and weight alternative courses of action, and sound judgment in fast paced environment;
capacity to work under pressure, often within tight timelines, and displaying composure in sensitive situations;
ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and to develop strong co-operative relationships;
inclination to take initiative (“ownership”) and be proactive and to offer to assist and support co-workers;
resourcefulness to prevent problems, and ability to handle work independently, taking responsibility for own actions;
tenacity, energy and resilience to persevere towards goals despite challenges and obstacles, maintaining enthusiasm and drive through to attainment of objectives.
Excellent written and oral communications skills and word processing skills are required. Integrity is assumed (including a strong work ethic, discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information, dedication to follow through on commitments, and openness and honesty in communications as well as a respectful demeanour). Knowledge of the airline industry is an asset. A successful candidate will be one who takes pride in his or her role as a representative of the Best Airline in North America.
Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates.
Diversity and Inclusion
Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.
As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.
Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.
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