Job Offer – Lawyer

Application Deadline: May 15th 2022 
Start Date: As soon as possible 

Salary to be determined according to the current salary scale
(70 335$- 96 313$

Your mandate   

Under the supervision of the coordinator of the FNQLSDI’s Centre of Expertise on Impacts and Benefits Agreements (CEERA), accompany the First Nations in the negotiation of these agreements. Collaborate with them to develop research protocols concerning land use and impact studies. Respond to requests related to these projects 

Main responsibilities    

  • Develop negotiation strategies with First Nations and the CEERA team  
  • Draft impact and benefit agreements with First Nations and the CEERA team 
  • Provide legal support for the assessment of the impacts of projects on the environment and on ancestral rights in one or more of the following areas: mines, forests or energy 
  • Participate and collaborate in the various activities of the FNQLSDI 
  • Take on various ad hoc or special mandates related to projects  

Do you have the profile?   

  • Bachelor’s degree in law and be a member in good standing of the Barreau du Québec  
  • Legal experience relating to the Indigenous peoples in Canada, in particular on the duty to consult 
  • Experience in project management, monitoring and budget planning     
  • Knowledge of the priorities, issues, perspectives and aspirations of First Nations in terms of socio-economic development, consultation and accommodation  
  • Availability for frequent trips (health regulations permitting)  
  • Excellent communication skills in French and English, both oral and written, and knowledge of an Indigenous language is an asset  
  • Experience in business law, commercial law and mining law is an asset   
  • Experience working with an Indigenous or First Nations organization is an asset 
  • Knowledge of Office suite is an asset  


  • Work in the service of First Nations  
  • Full-time position with a flexible 34-hour schedule and Friday afternoons off  
  • Annual vacation upon hiring and years of experience are recognized  
  • Place of work: teleworking policy in effect and the offices are located in Wendake  
  • 2 weeks of paid vacation during the holiday season 
  • Sick leave and family responsibility leave upon hiring   
  • Pension plan and group insurance after the probationary period  
  • Work-life balance 

To apply 

Use the fom below to send your resume with a cover letter to Mr. Alain Bédard and before the application deadline.   

Please note that, with equal competence, the FNQLSDI gives priority to Indigenous candidates. Only the candidates retained in pre-selection will be contacted.  

The Sustainable Development Institute  

Founded in 2000 by the AFNQL Chiefs, the mission of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute (FNQLSDI) is to offer First Nations a dynamic crossroads of services in support of their efforts to ensure the health of their territory and its resources, the recognition of their rights and the development of sustainable communities.

Impact and Benefit Agreements are contracts between enterprises that plan to exploit the natural resources of a territory and First Nations. They provide for mitigation and alleviation measures for the impacts of resource development projects on the ancestral rights of First Nations, including economic and social benefits, in exchange for the free, prior and informed consent of First Nations. 

Please apply using the form below