Legal Assistant

Job Title
Legal Assistant

Reference Number

Permanent – Full time



Annual Salary
To be confirmed according to experience

Application Deadline

Via HFR (the “Corporation”) is a federal Crown corporation operating in a complex legal and regulatory environment. It contributes directly to the procurement process led by the Government of Canada to identify a private developer partner for the new passenger rail infrastructure project between Quebec City and Toronto.

Once this partner has been identified, the Corporation will work with it to design and develop the project. The Corporation reports directly to the Parliament of Canada through the Minister of Transport.

The legal secretary assists VIA HFR’s Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary team members in carrying out their various mandates. That team is made up of a vice president, a corporate secretary and several legal advisors. In the course of their duties, the legal secretary must exercise rigour, discretion, cooperation and efficiency.

Why Choose VIA HFR?

Innovation: Work with cutting-edge technology and be part of a team that embraces forward-thinking solutions.

Collaborative and Inclusive: We believe in the power of diverse perspectives.  Join a team that values and celebrates differences as the cornerstone to success.

Ready to Get on Board?

Join us in our journey to make rail transportation safer, more sustainable, and more efficient than ever before.  Together we’ll create a powerful difference for generations of travelers.

Interested candidates are invited to visit the website for more information on the organization.

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    Section 1: Personal Information

    Section 2: General Information

    VIA HFR is a Crown Corporation and, as such, is required to comply with the provisions of the Employment Equity Act. This Act identifies four designated groups: women, indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. By responding to the following questions, you will help us manage and measure the effectiveness of VIA's initiatives to attract at all levels, members of targeted groups. While your response is voluntary, we strongly encourage you to self-identify and you may identify yourself in more than one of the designated groups.

    A. A person with a disability:
    A person with a disability has a long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, psychiatric or learning impairment and con-siders himself/herself to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment, or, be-lieves that an employer or potential employer is likely to consider him/her to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment, and includes persons whose functional limitations owing to their impairment have been accommodated in their current job or workplace.

    B. An Indigenous person:
    An Indigenous person is a collective name for the original peoples of North America and their descendants. The Canadian Constitution recognizes 3 groups of Aboriginal peoples: Indians (more commonly referred to as First Nations), Inuit and Métis. These are 3 distinct peoples with unique histories, languages, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.

    C. A person in a visible minority:
    A person in a visible minority in Canada is someone (other than an Aboriginal person as defined in B above) who is non-white in color/race, regardless of place of birth.

    The answers you provide to the questions below will remain confidential and will only be used by VIA HFR for carrying out their obligations under the Employment Equity Act.

    Canadian CitizenPermanent ResidentWork permit holderWaiting for permanent resident or work permitOther

    Section 3: Other Information

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