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Job Req ID:  254

Toronto, ON, CA

Legal Counsel

Location: Head Office 1 University Ave Suite 1700 Toronto ON
Employment Status: Employee (Full-Time)


Short Summary

The Legal Counsel provides legal advisory services to Canada Lands Company Limited and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”), including to their respective Boards of Directors, Senior Management Teams and committees.

Job Description


  • Works with the Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary to develop and implement business objectives, policies and strategic pillars to ensure compliance with federal, provincial, and local laws and all contractual relationships.
  • Analyzes, interprets, advises and provides recommendations on legal matters affecting the Company.
  • Assists with the coordination of litigation in provincial and federal courts involving the Company.
  • Provides general legal advice to various client departments regarding real estate law, business law, intellectual property and other commercial legal issues.
  • Reviews and evaluates Company agreements to protect the Company’s interests and to determine compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and Company policies.
  • Assists Management in negotiating major contracts.
  • Coordinates activities with external legal counsel to assist in achieving Legal Affairs’ objectives, including streamlining external legal costs.
  • Provides legal advice, upon request.
  • Responds to incoming legal requests.
  • Works with business teams in the preparation of template documents and contracts, such as RFPs.
  • Identifies legal issues and prepares solutions.


  • Law Degree required. 
  • Must be licensed to practice law in Canada.
  • At least two years of broad legal experience, including prior in-house experience or broad commercial experience with a private firm.
  • Knowledge of computer skills, including electronic legal research.
  • Experience in real estate law is preferred.
  • Industry knowledge/experience is preferred.
  • Bilingualism (English/French) required.
Working Conditions
High stress, fast paced environment


Canada Lands Company is a self-financing, federal Crown corporation that specializes in real estate, development and attractions management. The company’s goal in all it does is to produce the best possible benefit for Canadian communities and the Government of Canada. Canada Lands Company works to achieve its mandate with industry leading expertise; the company prides itself on its consultation based approach to pursuing community-oriented goals, environmental stewardship and heritage commemoration with all its projects across Canada.

The company’s activities ensure that former government properties are redeveloped or managed in accordance with their highest and best use, and that they are harmoniously reintegrated into local communities. Our goal is to help transform surplus parcels and reshape them to meet the needs of Canadians with inspiring and sustainable new neighbourhoods in which they can live, work and play.


Canada Lands Company CLC Limited is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Canada Lands Company is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes. Should you require an accommodation, please inform us as soon as possible and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.