Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself as a valued member of an industry-leading organization? If you answered yes to these questions, Air Canada is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the diverse and vibrant team working together to lead the growth and expansion of Canada’s flag carrier.
Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 220 airports on six continents and the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking from independent U.K. research firm Skytrax. In 2019, Air Canada has been voted for the eighth time in ten years, the Best Airline in North America. We are among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2018 served nearly 51 million customers. We plan on serving and delighting even more. We are undergoing significant growth and transforming to become a global aviation champion.
We have an innovative legal team 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 Legal Department, you’ll become a vital part of a team of driven professionals that are truly making a difference, connecting Canada and the world.
We are looking for a counsel to join our team of professionals in Montreal. The successful candidate will work on a variety of commercial transactions with a current focus on aircraft related transactions. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in a major law firm or an established in-house legal department and strong written and oral communication skills, possess good business judgment and be strategic, pragmatic and thorough with a solid ability to assess legal risk. The successful candidate will also possess strong drafting, negotiating and analytical skills, be a leader, self-motivated and someone who thrives on challenges, having responsibility and enjoys working in a dynamic and constantly evolving environment alongside a very cohesive team of professionals.
The ideal candidate should have a strong commercial law background and possess particular experience in the drafting and negotiation of a variety of commercial agreements, including sale and purchase agreements, leasing agreements, secured financing & loan agreements and agreements for the procurement of “mission critical” goods and services.
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing advice on contractual matters and other legal issues as well as drafting, reviewing and commenting on contractual and other documentation and will play an important role in negotiating and supporting the “client” at all phases of a project, from conception through the letter of intent to completion of the final transaction.
The candidate should have a track record demonstrating the following qualities or characteristics:
The selected candidate will often be required to work autonomously but will have the benefit of working closely and exchanging with other senior counsel and internal clients who have acquired a broad and deep understanding of all commercial aspects of the business. While demands are often as high as in private practice, workflow tends to be more predictable. The work is diverse and challenging and not monotonous. There are regular opportunities for exposure to new mandates; the range of available work is wide and quality is typically high. An international dimension is also present for one for whom an international practice, based in Montreal, is an attraction.
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.