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Articling Student

Req ID: 7161
Vacancy Type: Temporary 
Number of Positions: 2  
Closing Date: 07/20/2020

Job Summary


Working for the City means you are part of something big, something special! 

You will be part of a team of engaging, enthusiastic and dedicated legal professionals who are committed to collaborating with one another to deliver on our commitment to the residents, visitors and businesses of Mississauga. 
The City of Mississauga's Legal Services team is searching for two (2) Articling Students for the 2021-2022 articling period.

Duties and Responsibilities


The Articling Program consists of two rotations: Advocacy and Solicitor. The rotation system will provide articling students with the opportunity for a focused experience in those two areas.

The successful candidates will report to the Legal Counsel & Articling Principal and work with the City Solicitor and other members of the Legal Services Division. The articling students will work on files in the following practice areas: municipal law, real estate, environmental, intellectual property, general litigation, planning and development law, and labour/employment law. The articling students will also attend court and handle municipal prosecution matters. 


The articling students will:

  • Conduct legal research;
  • Draft legal documents such as by-laws, resolutions, contracts and court documents;
  • Provide support to lawyers on different matters relating to the operations of the City of Mississauga;
  • Have carriage of simple files and have various hands-on experiences in the practice of law;
  • Perform other duties as assigned;
Skills and Qualifications


Legal Services is looking for two articling students who possess the following qualifications:

  • Must be qualified to commence articling in July 2021 in accordance with the requirements of the Law Society of Ontario;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively in a team setting;
  • Ability to travel between various City of Mississauga sites.


Your application should consist of the following:

  • Cover letter and resume;
  • Copy of law school and all post-secondary school transcripts;
  • Two reference letters;

*Please make sure all documents are emailed in one PDF file.


Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 38.26 - $ 51.01 
Hours of Work: 35 
Work Location: Civic Centre 
Department/Division/Section: CMO/City Manager's Office , CMO/Legal Services , Litigation 
Non-Union/Union: Non Union 


A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.


We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can also check your application status in your candidate profile online. 


All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.     



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