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Legal Counsel Corporate

Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) are now CPKC. As the only truly North American railway, we are making big moves! Drawing on our strong foundations and heritage, CPKC moves essential goods across our 20,000-mile network to support economic growth throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Be a part of history as we connect a continent and create exciting career opportunities across our new transnational network. Visit to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture.



We are looking for an energetic and flexible team player who takes a business approach to the law.  This role involves providing support to the Office of the Corporate Secretary for various corporate governance matters, as well as support to CPKC’s Treasury, Pension, Financial Reporting and Sustainability teams.  A good working knowledge of Canadian and U.S. securities laws, including SOX Compliance, and cross-border public financing would be essential for this role. A strong background in pension plans and pension governance is also preferred. Reporting to the Senior Legal Counsel – Corporate, the successful candidate will be part of an established team of lawyers and paralegals, working with internal subject matter experts, senior managers, executives and external counsel, gaining exposure to a variety of sophisticated corporate governance, financing, banking, pension and other commercial/corporate matters.  This role may also involve working on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate re-organization, company policies, and other matters that arise from time to time. 



  • Research legal matters, provide legal opinions and advice on a variety of pension, financing and banking matters, and corporate disclosure requirements
  • Review and draft contracts and documents related to various assigned areas of company operations. Advise on a broad range of financing and commercial agreements, credit agreements, license agreements, letters of intent, merger, acquisition and divestiture agreements, joint venture agreements and confidentiality agreements
  • Assist with the preparation of continuous disclosure and regulatory compliance documents
  • Coordinate work with outside legal counsel to:
    • Instruct, direct and oversee their performance of CPKC legal work
    • Review work completed by outside counsel and distilling such advice.
  • Accountable for independent handling and case management of significant legal files in the financing, banking, pensions and commercial/corporate areas from presentation of the legal issue through to conclusion of the file
  • Liaise and collaborate with other members of the Legal Services and Corporate Secretary teams as necessary to ensure comprehensive and consistent



  • Membership in the Law Society of one or more of the provinces of Canada
  • 5 - 8 plus years of demonstrated experience, including some transactional experience, gained from a top tier firm, boutique or in-house
  • Demonstrated experience in completing transactions with successful results
  • Knowledge of the business and regulatory environment that companies in federally regulated businesses operate in (e.g. railway, telecom, pipeline) operate in and understanding of law
  • Ability to apply applicable legal principles to CPKC business and operations, and to transform these principles into proactive, effective and strategic advice for senior leaders
  • Ability to communicate legal principles, and explain the business implications of such principles, effectively and pragmatically
  • Managing relationships with outside counsel
  • Organizational skills acquired via experience with managing conflicting priorities and high volumes of work



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program



As an employer with North American presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.


Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:       

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check


Management Conductor Program:

Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CPKC. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


CPKC is an employment equity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply including women, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities. Accommodations for the job application process can be provided, as appropriate, upon request. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).  


  • Department: Law
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 3
  • Job Available to: Internal & External





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