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Legal Counsel – 1.5 year term (Open to Interchange)

  • Legal Services
  • Ottawa
  • 1.5 Year Term
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To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter by May 19, 2024

The Royal Canadian Mint is hiring a Legal Counsel who can thrive in a dynamic and inclusive environment.

Reporting to the Senior Legal Counsel and as part of the Legal Services team, the incumbent will provide legal advisory services and, when required, litigation support, on a wide variety of challenging legal issues, with an emphasis on commercial transactions, contracting, procurement and marketing and advertising.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provision of diligent and solution-oriented legal advice and support in various fields relevant to Mint’s operations to facilitate the attainment of business objectives and manage risks, including, but not limited to, commercial law, intellectual property law, marketing and advertising law, competition law, labour and employment law, public procurement law and trade agreements applicable to the Mint (e.g., CFTA, CETA, WTO-RGPA, CPTPP, NAFTA).
  • Drafting and review of various agreements, including agreements for the sale of goods and services provided by the Mint, agreements for the procurement of goods and services and agreements relating to the licencing of intellectual property rights.
  • Review of tender documentation in relation to the production and supply of foreign circulation coins and related products and services.
  • Review of documentation relating to the procurement of goods and services on a competitive basis (e.g., notices of planned procurements, requests for tenders, requests for proposals, requests for quotes).
  • Monitor legislative developments in areas that affect the Mint; contribute to diligently informing internal stakeholders of relevant developments and assist in the implementation of required practices, policies and contractual documents.
  • Development of tools and training for internal stakeholders regarding key targeted activities to increase efficiency and manage risks.
  • Work according to “Lean Enterprise” principles, including drafting and updating standardized models for contracts, letters, or other legal instruments to increase efficiency.
  • Liaising with external counsel on an as and when needed basis.
  • Represent the Mint in an appropriate and tactful manner.
  • Engage in multidisciplinary teams in the Mint.


  • Member in good standing of the Bar of one of the provinces or territories of Canada.
  • Bilingual in both official languages (English and French) or able to attain an intermediate level of bilingual proficiency after enrolling in the Mint’s offered languages training.


  • A minimum of five years’ experience in the practice of law.
  • Experience in providing advice to a Crown corporation is an asset.


  • Sound knowledge of the theories, principles and methods of Canadian and international law.
  • Sound knowledge of the legal, policy, business, and operational contexts of the Mint and government.
  • Knowledge of the Financial Administration Act is an asset.


  • Integrity: Acts on values when it is not easy to do so.
  • Achievement orientation: works to meet challenging goals.
  • Collaboration and cooperation: encourages others.
  • Impact and influence: calculates impact of actions or words.
  • Strategic thinking: anticipates emerging organizational needs and establishes short to medium-term priorities.
  • Organizational commitment: models loyalty.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to provide business-oriented legal advice, recommendations and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and drafting skills.
  • Ability to present clear and practical legal advice.
  • Ability to build good relationships with internal and external partners, encourages and empowers others while managing competing priorities, and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Results-focused and able to exhibit commitment to the support of the organization.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and adapt rapidly to changing priorities.