Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline which has in recent years served more than 220 airports on six continents. We are among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2019 served over 51 million customers. Also, in 2019, for the third year in a row and the eighth time in ten years, we were selected Best Airline in North America in the independent U.K. Skytrax World Airline Awards, which also named us Best Business Class in North America and Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness in North America, all significant accomplishments in establishing ourselves as a North American industry leader and a global champion. 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 and International Affairs Branch, you will become a vital part of a team of driven professionals that aim to be “World Class” in everything we do.
Air Canada is looking for a commercial lawyer to join our team of professionals in Montreal. As a member of the Corporate & Commercial team, you will:
The successful candidate will have a track record demonstrating the following qualities or characteristics:
The successful candidate will be willing to go beyond a defined role, to tackle issues oneself as a means to increase overall effectiveness and who looks at the broad context to decide what action is called for to achieve the desired result. She or he will be prepared to pursue the tough option if it means doing the right thing for the business. She or he will consider the financial, operational or strategic impact of all actions and decisions and ensure that these factors are appropriately considered.
The ability to convey messages and thoughts clearly, concisely, persuasively and in a focused manner; to listen and question appropriately to gain full understanding; to tailor the message appropriately to the listeners; and to share information, ideas and feedback in a timely manner are essential. Integrity (including a strong work ethic, high personal standards, discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information, dedication to follow through on commitments, and openness and honesty in communications as well as a respectful demeanor) is assumed. The successful candidate will be one who takes pride in her or his role as a representative of Canada’s flag carrier.
Solid academic credentials and a proven track record must be demonstrated. Membership in the Bar of a Canadian Province or U.S. State is essential and common and civil law training is an asset.
The successful candidate will often be required to work autonomously but will have the benefit of working closely and exchanging with other 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.
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.