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Articling Student (Student at Law)


Ottawa, ON, CA, K1G 4J5 Ancaster, ON, CA, L9K 1S4

Canadian Blood Services is looking for two Articling Students (Student at Law) to join our dynamic Legal team in Ottawa or Ancaster.


​Job category: Legal
Job posting ID: 4544


​Employment status: Temporary full-time
Position's anticipated start and end date (if temporary): Summer 2024 - Summer 2025 in accordance with the Law Society of Ontario


Classification: ASO/IT A
Salary/Rate of pay: $26.00 per hour


Application deadline: 2023-06-02 by 1 pm EST 


Do you currently work for Canadian Blood Services? All employees must apply via the internal career page.


Somewhere in Canada there’s a life you can save.   


Be part of a dynamic, collaborative and caring organization committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians. Thousands of Canadians depend on us every day for reliable access to blood, plasma, stem cells and organs and tissues.  


Join Canada’s Lifeline and make a meaningful difference every day.


Reporting to Legal Counsel, the successful candidates would provide legal support to the Legal Division of Canadian Blood Services. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Provide support for ongoing projects in the Legal Division.
  • Perform legal research and prepare legal memoranda for the Legal Division. Main areas of law include health, regulatory, and privacy. Other areas of law include corporate/commercial, torts, employment and administrative law.
  • Review and assess federal, provincial and territorial statutes, regulations and case law.
  • Monitor and communicate updates to the Legal Division on national and international legal developments relevant to Canadian Blood Services.
  • Work in a mentoring environment with supervision by Legal Counsel.


Required Skills: 

  • Currently enrolled in a Common Law Program at a recognized Canadian academic institution
  • Completion of licensing examinations prior to commencing articling
  • Eligible to be registered in the Law Society of Ontario's Licensing Process and eligible to commence articling in the 2024-2025 Licensing Cycle with the Law Society of Ontario.
  • Strong legal research skills and computer literacy. Knowledge of legal research materials, including legal web resources, and the ability to locate updated statutes and regulations is essential.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English are required.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills are essential.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks is essential.
  • Knowledge of Quicklaw is an asset.
  • Ability to research and track legal developments in foreign jurisdictions is an asset. 


Please provide the following REQUIRED documents in PDF format as one document: 

  • Cover letter and Resume
  • Copy of Law school transcripts
  • List of upper year courses
  • Copy of a writing sample (a writing sample containing legal analysis of case law or legislation is preferred) 


OPTIONAL:  Reference letter (one or two) 


Submit your application package by June 2, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. EST.

Diversity and inclusion play a vital role in ensuring health equity for patients across Canada. We are committed to reflecting Canada’s population in our organization and fostering an environment where all employees can be their authentic selves, with equal opportunities to succeed and contribute.  


Canadian Blood Services requires that all employees be fully vaccinated (COVID 19 vaccine doses as approved by Health Canada), subject to any medical or other human rights considerations. Persons who have been vaccinated outside of Canada must contact their local Public Health Unit in order to obtain a vaccine equivalency certificate.


If this role resonates with you, we encourage you to apply! This could be your first step towards a meaningful and inspiring career. Come to work each day knowing that you save lives. 


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those considered for an interview or those invited to participate in an assessment (such as testing) will be contacted. Applicants who require accommodation should discuss their needs with us.