Board Solicitor

Ontario Ministry of Labour
Posting Date:
Feb 09, 2018
Ontario Ministry of Labour
Area of Law:
Labour Law
Position Type:
Feb 26, 2018
Labour Law


The Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) is seeking a Solicitor to join its team for a permanent opportunity.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Duties will include:

  • Reporting to the Director/Registrar, you will assume responsibility as legal counsel to the OLRB, providing legal advice to the Chair, Vice-Chairs, management and staff on employment and labour relations-related matters under various Ontario statutes.
  • You will be responsible for representing the OLRB in various legal proceedings, including judicial reviews and at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?


You must have membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario and be entitled to practise law

Knowledge and Experience:

  • You have thorough knowledge of labour and administrative law and relevant administrative and employment statutes, in particular Ontario's Labour Relations Act, Employment Standards Act, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • You have good knowledge of labour legislation in other provinces and federally
  • You have demonstrated experience in labour relations gained through practice of labour law and/or academic employment

Communication Skills:

  • You have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to both professional and non-professional audiences (including the public and the media) and to provide assistance in the drafting of decisions
  • You have experience presenting legal arguments in court and to other administrative agencies
  • You have the ability to present seminars, speeches and discussions
  • You have the ability to prepare and lead educational activities for the staff of the OLRB, including supervising articling students

Analytical, Research and Organizational Skills:

  • You have the ability to conduct and synthesize research, including, but not limited to, statutes and case law
  • You have the ability to organize and edit Board monthly reports and Highlights and other public releases
  • You have the ability to recognize and assess the legal implications in the OLRB's policy and administrative decisions
  • You have the demonstrated ability to analyze issues, and prepare and present legal arguments in court and administrative tribunal proceedings
  • You have subject matter expertise to ensure that the agency achieves its mandate
  • You can provide advice to senior management on strategy development, decision-making, issues management and accountability in order to support the OLRB's effectiveness
  • You can undertake special projects and assignments for the Chair and Director/Registrar

Salary: Commensurate with legal experience

Additional information:

1 Permanent, 505 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 117938, by Monday, February 26, 2018. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.



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