Job Offer – Paralegal

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

Salary to be determined according to the current salary scale
(47 739$ – 64 507$

Your mandate   

Under the supervision of the coordinator of the FNQLSDI’s Centre of Expertise on Impact and Benefit Agreements (CEERA), provide support to First Nations in the negotiation of these agreements. 

Main responsibilities    

  • Participate in preparatory and negotiation meetings, take notes and follow up on the parties’ commitments  
  • Support the CEERA in negotiation files  
  • Develop and update meeting schedules  
  • Coordinate the organization of meetings and follow up on the availability of First Nations members  
  • Carry out specific legal research in relation to the assessment of the impacts of projects on the environment and on ancestral rights in one or more of the following fields: mining, forestry or energy 
  • Monitor jurisprudential developments in Indigenous law and natural resources law  
  • Carry out document management  
  • Participate and collaborate in the various activities of the FNQLSDI  
  • Assume various punctual or special mandates related to the projects 

Do you have the profile?   

  • Experience in Indigenous law in Canada, including the duty to consult  
  • Experience in project management and monitoring, budget planning  
  • Knowledge of First Nations issues, priorities, perspectives and aspirations in relation to socio-economic development, consultation and accommodation  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English. Knowledge of an Indigenous language is an asset  
  • Proficiency in the Office suite and related computer tools  
  • Availability for frequent travel (health regulations permitting)  
  • Experience working with an Indigenous or First Nations organization is an asset  
  • Experience in business, commercial and mining law 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