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Legal Assistant


St. John's, NL, CA

Company:  Imperial

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to join a challenging legal practice in one of Canada’s premier oil and gas companies. Our Law Department provides legal expertise to Imperial and ExxonMobil Canada operations.

In this important role, you will apply your understanding of the Canadian legal process and assist with the management of case files covering matters across the country.  In addition, you will be responsible for coordinating travel and meetings, preparing expense reports and providing other administrative support to an internal organization's management and staff. 



  • Must have a high school diploma or GED as a minimum requirement
  • Legal Assistant Diploma from a post-secondary institution is an asset



  • 1 to 10 years of relevant experience is preferred
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) are required
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage a varied workload in a fast-paced environment are key. 
  • Outgoing and professional mannerism
  • Demonstrated flexibility and initiative
  • Work well both independently and as a team member
  • Possess superior interpersonal and communications skills. 
  • Training and/or experience in litigation, patents and trademarks are desirable, but not mandatory


Imperial recognizes that our best investment is our employees. People with a strong desire to work hard, have excellent interpersonal skills, effective project management skills and enjoy continuously improving find success at Imperial.


Imperial offers you the opportunity of continuous development through various administrative roles and projects.


Start date: March 2019


Location: St. John's, NL


Your benefits

  • A career with Imperial not only provides robust opportunities to make an impact, it is also an incredible opportunity to learn and develop your skills as an administrative assistant. You will experience ongoing support and continued education through internal and external training, a formal mentorship program, and structured performance feedback discussions.
  • Exceptional benefits program - includes competitive savings, retirement, and healthcare plans that you can customize to meet your individual needs. Educational and physical fitness financial assistance programs round out our benefits package.
  • Competitive vacation package - provides you with minimum three weeks of vacation (the first year is pro-rated based on your hiring date,) one scheduled Friday off per month and four or five floating days (depending on work location) annually for use at your discretion.

Who we are

A leading member of Canada’s energy industry, Imperial offers exciting opportunities across our upstream, downstream and chemical, and corporate divisions. We are committed to high standards, applying technology and innovation to meet energy demands in a safe, reliable and environmentally sound manner. No matter what your career path, we provide the platform to elevate your goals and achieve your ambitions, while providing support through wide-ranging programs and benefits.


Other considerations

  • For applicants selected to be interviewed, pre-employment background screening will be required.
  • We thank all those who apply; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • In accordance with the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, first consideration for employment will be given to qualified persons who meet the residency requirements of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador set out in the Elections Act, 1991, S.N.L. 1992 c. E-3.1.


Eligibility to work in Canada

All applicants who receive an offer of employment must be eligible to work in Canada on their start date.  Proof of eligibility shall be in the form of a Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian citizenship certificate, Canadian certificate of permanent residence, Canadian open work permit or receipt from Immigration Canada of an application for a post-graduate work permit. Proof of eligibility must be current and valid (not expired, cancelled or voided). Proof of eligibility will be required if an offer of employment is made. Failure to provide proof of eligibility at least six (6) weeks prior to the start date may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.


Application deadline: January 27, 2019


Imperial is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals.

In certain situations, Imperial may use your application to consider your suitability for other positions in the company and may also provide the information to its affiliates, including affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in connection with possible opportunities at those affiliates.

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