Legal Counsel, Labour and Employment Law (Legal Services) – TOR06571 – Taleo

Job Description  

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Position Language Requirement  Bilingual (English / French)

Language Skill Levels (Reading / Writing / Speaking)  C B C

Status of Employment  Permanent

Work schedule(s)  Full-time


What it’s like working at CBC/Radio-Canada

At CBC/Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. Our successes and accomplishments are driven by embodying and upholding values, which include creativity, integrity, inclusiveness and relevance. 

Do you think you have the ability and drive to keep up with this exciting, ever-changing industry? Whether it be in front of the camera, on air, online or behind the scenes, you would be joining a team that thrives on making connections and telling stories that are important to Canadians.

Your role

CBC/Radio-Canada is seeking a legal counsel with experience in labour and employment law to join its Toronto team. Reporting to the Executive Director, Labour and Employment Law, you will provide legal services to various components within the Corporation, including senior management, the human resources team, and corporate services.

Considering the rise in investigations relating to harassment and other matters, conducted both internally and externally, your principal role will be to liaise with investigations, review documentation and investigation reports from a legal perspective with a view to ensuring that all company practices and procedures are being followed. 

As Legal Counsel specializing in labour and employment law, you will provide solicitor services to various clients within the organization. You will provide barrister services, when required by Senior Legal Counsel in litigation matters. You will support Senior Legal Counsel with research mandates and other required legal work. You will ensure liaison with external legal counsel, upon request.

You will apply your strong analytical skills and sound judgment to play your role in multidisciplinary working groups. You will also advise CBC/Radio-Canada's operational units and work with senior executives on sensitive matters of strategic importance.


We are looking for a candidate with the following: 

  • Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada for a minimum five years, demonstrating efficiency, solid judgment and strong communication skills.
  • Minimum of five years experience in private practice or in-house labour and employment, including pleading and representation work law experience, familiarity in negotiating complex agreements, keen awareness of business practicalities, and excellent drafting skills.
  • Experience in conducting investigations, in particular involving claims of harassment or other misconduct; demonstrated ability to draft investigation reports and related training in this field.
  • Spoken and written bilingualism (English and French) required.
  • Ability to defend principled positions, while contributing to the attainment of corporate objectives and reconciling different points of view.
  • Superior verbal and written communication and public-speaking skills, to convey critical information to clients and to lead sensitive discussions with a view to carrying out complex negotiations.
  • Ability to deal effectively with outside counsel, as well as Law Department colleagues in Montreal and Toronto.
  • Ability to work with clients with varying levels of knowledge about legal issues.
  • Ability to work well under pressure with important workloads on a range of projects in a constantly changing environment.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to

If this sounds interesting, please apply online! We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest. 

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