Export Development Canada

Ottawa, Ontario
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Articling Student - 0004K1

Mar 01, 2024
Competitive
Ottawa, Ontario
Co-op, Full Time

Export Development Canada (EDC) is a financial Crown corporation dedicated to helping Canadian businesses make an impact at home and abroad. EDC offers financial products and knowledge to help Canadian businesses confidently enter new markets, reduce financial risk, and grow their business.  

When you join our team, you’ll be helping Canadian businesses learn the endless possibilities that open to them through export and help bring their vision, passion, and innovation to the world. Your knowledge and expertise will support more than 25,000 Canadian businesses and their customers in as many as 200 markets worldwide. You’ll work amongst the best and brightest in an inclusive, collaborative environment that fosters professional development and success. And you’ll know that you’re making an impact every day – for businesses, for Canada and for the people you work with.  

Are you ready to make an impact?  

Join EDC, recognized as a Top 100 and Top Family-Friendly Employer, as we take on the risk so Canadian businesses can take on the world. 

Team Overview

The Legal Services Group is an integral part of EDC. It consists of approximately 30 lawyers with extensive knowledge and experience in many areas of law.

Benefit from a variety of practice areas.

Practice areas are often within the context of Canada's and EDC's international agreements, and include: structured finance and corporate lending, insurance law, administrative law, procurement law, commercial law, corporate law, regulatory law, employment law, international trade law, and litigation.   

Profit from professional development opportunities.

While articling at EDC, students have the opportunity to attend educational seminars offered by EDC, the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, and other organizations in areas relevant to the work of the Legal Services Group.

Responsibilities

  • Gain practical experience.
    • Articling students will work closely with EDC’s diverse in house legal team and participate in interviews and meetings with EDC's internal clients and external parties, including, as needed, with external counsel, external bankers, and liaise with representatives of various ministries and government agencies.
  • Sharpen drafting, writing and research skills.
    • Articling students will draft and/or provide analysis in respect of various legal documents including: credit agreements (loan agreements, lines of credit, etc.), guarantees, amending agreements, security agreements, insurance policies and endorsements, confidentiality agreements, employment agreements, and service procurement agreements in addition to performing legal research on work-related issues, including employment law matters and litigation issues. Articling students also review and comment on documentation prepared by internal and external legal counsel.
  • Improve your communication and negotiation skills.
    • The Legal Services Group emphasizes effective communication between client and lawyer. Articling students are encouraged to participate in meetings and negotiations with internal clients, internal and external legal counsel, and other related parties.

Screening Criteria 

  • A Juris Doctor (J.D), Bachelor of Law (L.L.B), or Bachelor of Civil Law (L.L.L) completed by end of May 2024 and eligible to commence articling in 2024. 

 Skills & Competencies 

  • Strong computer skills in MS Office
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Very good writing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and to prioritize workload and display strong sense of urgency when handling priority requests
  • Flexibility/adaptability within a dynamic work environment
  • Team player

Assets

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both official languages, as well as other key languages
  • Previous legal experience

How to Apply

You must submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Copies of Official Transcripts (Undergraduate and Law School)
  • A sample of legal writing
  • You may submit up to two reference letters (optional)