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Legal Counsel - Regulatory

  • Req ID: 95504
  • 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
  • Deadline to apply: 06/30/2022


Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of CP.



Legal Services is looking for a candidate to fill a Legal Counsel Regulatory position, reporting to the General Counsel - Regulatory.  The successful candidate will provide proactive business-oriented legal advice to the corporation at all levels, and will provide support to senior lawyers primarily in the area regulatory and commercial law.



  • Assist in negotiating and drafting commercial rail transportation contracts, interline agreements with connecting railway carriers, and other business development agreements;
  • Assist in developing tariffs and other ancillary terms and conditions of rail transportation services;
  • Prepare precedence forms of agreement to reflect current legal trends; 
  • Assist in managing and conducting regulatory proceedings before the Canada Transportation Agency, the Transportation Appeal Tribunal, or other administrative tribunals, as well as before the federal courts (including the federal court of appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada, as needed), as well as regulatory, commercial and private arbitration and mediation, all in the area of railway transportation law;
  • Provide general legal advice in the interpretation, and application of legal concepts and principles relating railway transportation law and related regulatory law, while ensuring alignment with established CP policies, practices and procedures;
  • Provide instructions, direction and oversight to outside counsel in their performance of CP legal work in all matters assigned to outside counsel; 
  • Provide support to the Legal Services team in other areas of law, including commercial and litigation, as needed from time-to-time. 



  • Graduate of a recognized law school and membership in the Law Society of one or more of the provinces of Canada; 
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years of legal practice in a private law firm, or corporate law department; 
  • Knowledge of transportation and regulatory laws, both federal and provincial, would be an asset;
  • Possess strong drafting and analytical skills with keen attention to details and ability to apply applicable legal principles to CP business and operations, as well as excellent communication skills to deliver effective, proactive, holistic, strategic legal advice; 
  • Strong team player with demonstrated experience in participating in multi-faceted transactions and achieving successful results with a diverse group of stakeholders;
  • Ability to manage relationships with outside counsel; 
  • Demonstrated organizational skills to prioritize high volume work load in a time-sensitive environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 



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



As an employer with national 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 CP. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


CP is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").

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