Export Development Canada

Ottawa, Ontario
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Student, Legal - FinDev Canada (Montreal)

Feb 22, 2019
Montreal, Quebec
Internship, Entry Level, Co-op



In January 2018, Canada's Development Finance Institution ("DFI"), operating as FinDev Canada, was established. Headquartered in Montreal, FinDev Canada is a subsidiary of Export Development Canada ("EDC"), Canada's export credit agency, whose mandate is distinct from that of FinDev Canada. Canada's new DFI provides a range of financing solutions including debt, equity and guarantees to achieve clear development objectives by supporting private sector companies in emerging market countries in Latin America, the Caribbean and Sub-Sahara Africa.

The private sector plays a key role as a driver of economic growth and development, and DFIs are critical instruments to facilitate and optimize the contribution of private investment to development. While remaining financially self-sustaining, DFIs respond to the specific challenges faced by companies operating in developing countries in getting access to the finance necessary to grow their businesses.

As a new entrant, FinDev Canada aspires to contribute to the field of private sector development finance with an innovative, collaborative and business-minded approach. Through its actions, it will seek to generate positive impacts in terms of job creation, climate change mitigation and women's economic empowerment, in a manner consistent with Canada's international development mandate.

This is a unique opportunity to join a small but growing team of highly talented professionals

whose mission is to originate and turn a project into a successful, ground breaking organization whose activities will contribute to changing people's lives in developing countries.

The position is located in Montreal.

Role Summary

FinDev Canada's legal team is looking for a dynamic, client-oriented student to support legal services in various business areas for both transactional and corporate activities.

The transactional activities serviced by Legal Services include, project and structured finance, private equity, syndicated transactions, guarantees, note and receivable purchases, debt restructuring, recovery matters, political risk insurance, claims and recoveries. The corporate activities include procurement, corporate banking, compliance, policy and partnership development, etc.

The Student will work alongside legal, investments and development impact professionals to ensure that transactions and corporate initiatives achieve FinDev Canada's mandate and objectives. As part of a new organization, the successful candidate will play a role in the evolution and continuous improvement of FinDev Canada's practices and processes.

Student Responsibilities

  • Supporting transactional and corporate activities;
  • Researching emerging environmental, social and governance issues in the development finance space;
  • Helping to identify and define new, client-friendly approaches linking development goals and legal instruments; and
  • Preparing policy and issue briefs.


Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Currently enrolled or recently graduated from a Bachelor of Common Law (LLB, equivalent to a JD) and/or a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL)
  • Knowledge of and commitment to sustainable development
  • Motivated self-starter, good organizational and analytical skills
  • Bilingual in both official languages (French and English)
  • Available to work in Montreal

What can you expect from a FinDev Canada work term?

Building cross-functional networks of colleagues, identifying and following through on opportunities for improvement and innovation, learning and growing constantly through coaching and mentoring, working in a high-performing, fast-paced and flexible environment facilitated by technologies at our Montreal office.

How to apply

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application deadline: February 22nd, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST on www.FinDevCanada.ca/careers

FinDev Canada is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities. If selected for an interview, please advise us if you require special accommodation.

Candidates must meet the requisite government security screening requirements.