Paralegal Specialist - Montreal


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Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself as a valued member of an industry-leading organization? If you answered yes to these questions, Air Canada is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the diverse and vibrant team working together to lead the growth and expansion of Canada’s flag carrier.

We are looking for a junior to intermediate level paralegal to supplement our Aircraft Transactions Group in Montreal. Candidates should have between three (3) to six (6) years’ experience in a diverse commercial practice and must have experience in supporting financing transactions and banking. Some aircraft financing experience would be a definitive asset. The successful candidate will be supporting and joining a team of experienced aircraft finance lawyers. The successful candidate will be responsible for various tasks related to aircraft transactions, including:

  • Drafting and reviewing ancillary documents and legal documentation and coordinating comments from various internal branches at Air Canada.
  • Assisting responsible lawyers in the preparation of closing documents, transaction checklists and obtaining required signatures.
  • Liaising with transaction parties to coordinate and/or supply the flow of required documents in advance of a closing, coordinating closing logistics and attending closing calls as required.
  • Coordinate Transport Canada filings with Air Canada Airworthiness Department and manage security interest filings related to aircraft and other Air Canada transactions, including the monitoring and renewal of all filings. 
  • Preparing closing books and summaries of transactions, where required.
  • Preparing aircraft working binders and monitoring and updating such binders following completion of any transaction or amendment to keep them current, and maintaining and updating the e-library for aircraft transactions shared with the Aircraft Programs Department at Air Canada.
  • Maintaining a record of all Transport Canada and relevant security filings and renewing and updating same when required.
  • Making registrations at the Cape Town International Registry.


Professional Qualifications

  • Formal paralegal training and a paralegal certificate or Bachelor of Law with formal paralegal training and experience or extensive experience in this area. 
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience as a paralegal in commercial and banking/financing transactions at a major law firm or major publicly traded corporation.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, in English and French. An excellent knowledge of English is essential. A writing sample may be requested.
  • An evidenced facility with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook and a high level of comfort in using computers and web-based applications. 
  • Experience with preparing and reviewing security interest filings, such as those made in the Quebec Register of Real and Personal Moveable Rights, is a prerequisite. Experience with navigating the International Registry would be a definite advantage. 

Personal Attributes
  • Desire and ability to pursue continuous learning.
  • Willingness to ask questions and to seek information as needed to complete projects and tasks.
  • Strong attention to detail and rigorous.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize.
  • Strong time management skills, including the ability to work independently and to work on several projects simultaneously.
  • Project management skills, including the ability to adhere to strict project deadlines while being flexible as necessary in response to changes and delays. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with others, ability to work as a team member and to interact successfully with people at all levels of the organization, including attorneys, clients and outside counsel.
  • Demonstrated professionalism, discretion and the ability to handle confidential information.
  • Drive for results and urgency and motivation towards achievement.
  • Fast and efficient work habits.
  • Capacity to work under pressure, displaying composure in stressful situations.
  • Tenacity and resilience to persevere towards goals, despite challenges and obstacles, maintaining enthusiasm through to the attainment of the goals.
  • Integrity, including a strong work ethic is assumed. A successful candidate will be one who takes pride in his or her role as a representative of Canada’s international airline.


Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates.
Diversity and Inclusion

Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.


As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.


Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.



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