Employment & Labour Law Paralegal

Daytime, Mon-Fri
Job ID
Human Resources

Location: 24 Colonnade Road, Ottawa ON

Schedule: Daytime, Monday to Friday

What you will be doing…

The Employment and Labor Law Paralegal is responsible to conduct research, assist with and organize case files for cases involving labor disputes, terminations, discrimination, health and safety issues, or workers compensation.  They draft legal correspondence and assist with the preparation of legal briefs and documents, interview employees or witnesses and collects information from third parties as required.

Additionally, the incumbent conducts due diligence research and monitors provincial employment law developments that impact organizational policy, prepares non-financial regulatory compliance filings and conducts data analysis in support of Management and business needs.

Some of your responsibilities include…

  • Assist managers in mediation and judicial dispute resolutions
  • Research records, case files, and other legal documents
  • Assemble documentary evidence and prepare trial briefs
  • Draft legal correspondence and perform general office duties
  • Interview clients and witnesses
  • Provide legal administrative support by drafting and proofreading various documents
  • Liaise with courts and tribunals, maintain and organize files
  • Attend arbitration, mediation hearings, and collective bargaining negotiations
  • Prepare non-financial regulatory compliance filings and conduct due diligence research
  • Monitor legislative requirements and recommend updates to HR policies
  • Analyze data from various sources to create business-facing deliverables
  • Provide data and analysis in response to requests from Senior Management
  • Participate on cross-functional teams and other special projects

What’s in it for you?

  • Work for a reputable and nationally known company
  • Work in a challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Employer paid professional development
  • A comprehensive benefits package
  • Generous paid time off, holidays and sick days
  • Retirement plans with company matching of employee contributions
  • Employee discount programs, social outings and holiday gatherings

 You’re a good fit if you have…

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with a proactive mindset
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office programs
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work and navigate multiple tasks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt to a variety of working styles
  • Strong analytical skills to audit and verify compliance data and offer solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship building and customer service skills
  • Strong attention to detail with commitment to high-quality, accurate work
  • Handling of confidential information in an ethical and professional manner
  • Self-Management – Ability to multitask, prioritize, and work independently to achieve results
  • Familiarity working with the HRTO, WSIB, MOL and arbitration and collective bargaining procedures

Your must-haves:

  • Post-Secondary Degree, Diploma or Certificate in a relevant area of study and holding a designation such as CHRP or relevant legal designation (lawyer or paralegal). A combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Minimum three years of experience in HR compliance/case management
  • Minimum three years of experience in employment and labour field
  • Minimum three years of recent labour/employment law experience  
  • Knowledge of industry trends, developments, and employment-related laws in Ontario and Quebec
  • Knowledge of basic statistical math with the ability to create mathematical formulas within Microsoft Excel or other systems to support data analysis
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Secret level Clearance
  • Bilingual mandatory  
  • Some travel required

Application Process

If we’re the right fit for you, we want to hear from you! Send us your resume and cover letter today to [email protected]!


Only those candidates that meet the specified requirements will be considered for this position. Candidates that do not meet the requirements may be considered for similar opportunities.

Commissionaires values the diversity of our workforce and respects its employees as individuals, regardless of race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender and age.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Commissionaires’ Policies on Accommodation, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of Commissionaires’ hiring process.

We appreciate all who apply, however we will only be contacting candidates of interest.