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Articling Student

City of Brampton

This is a Contract position in Brampton, ON posted November 22, 2021.

Job Description



Exciting things are happening at the City of Brampton. Take a look at what employees are working on related to our Term of Council Priorities moving us forward towards The Brampton 2040 Vision.





The Legal Services Division of the City of Brampton is looking to hire one (1) articling student for the 2021-2022 articling term.




Reporting to the City Solicitor, the Articling Student will work within the City of Brampton’s Legal Services Division to provide legal support on a broad range of practice areas, including real estate, municipal law, litigation, planning and development, prosecutions, and commercial transactions. Under the guidance of the City’s lawyers, the Articling Student will gain hands-on experience in various aspects of the municipal legal environment. 


  • Provides legal support to the City’s Legal Services team as needed
  • Conducts legal research and analysis on a variety of matters, including the interpretation and application of legislation and case law
  • Supports clients in functional areas, including real estate transactions, land use planning, procurement, construction, IT and privacy
  • Drafts memoranda, by-laws, resolutions, contracts, court documents, and other legal documents
  • Accompanies lawyers appearing in court, before boards and tribunals, and in mediation and arbitration meetings
  • Carriage of simple files or prosecutions





  • B. or J.D. from a Canadian accredited law school, or NCA certificate of qualification
  • Experience in relevant practice areas, municipal government, or other public sector organizations considered an asset
  • Demonstrated ability for legal research and writing of high standards
  • Knowledge of municipal government or applicable legislation considered an asset
  • Discretion to handle confidential materials and matters
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be qualified to commence articling in September 2021 / January 2022 in accordance with the requirements of the Law Society of Ontario


**Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.



Job status:   Contract

Job Type:     Management and Administration

Hourly rate:  $34.45


Applications must be received by: May 31, 2021


Alternate formats will be provided upon request.





If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online by clicking the button above by May 31, 2021 together with your resume, please provide a cover letter, law school transcripts, and all other post-secondary transcripts.


We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement. A criminal record search will be required of the successful candidate to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

 Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition. 


The City is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact or 905.874-2150 with your accommodation needs, quoting the job opening ID#, job title. Any information received relating to accommodation will be