Municipal Law Clerk

City of Waterloo based in Waterloo, ON is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Municipal Law Clerk. The City of Waterloo is a dynamic and innovative community committed to fostering sustainable growth and quality of life. The city provides essential services, urban planning, and infrastructure development to meet the needs of its residents. Waterloo is a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. The City actively engages with the community, promoting civic participation and ensuring a high standard of living for its residents. Waterloo stands as a model of progressive urban development in Ontario. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: City of Waterloo
Position: Municipal Law Clerk
No of Vacancies: 1
Salary: $65,870.00 – $82,338.00 Annually
Employment Type: Regular Full-Time
Employment Group: Staff Association
Location: 100 Regina Street South, Waterloo, ON, N2J 4P9
Primary Work Location: Waterloo City Hall
Schedule: Full-Time
Hours of Work:  35 hours / week
Requisition ID/Job ID: 24 – 05


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have a post-secondary diploma in a Law Clerk or related program; paralegal graduate certificate would be considered an asset
Experience: Candidates should have three (3) to five (5) years’ experience as a law clerk in a municipal legal department or with a municipal real estate lawyer

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should have previous experience preparing municipal and/or commercial real estate transactions from beginning to end
  • The candidates should have proficiency in standard real estate software applications such as Teraview (E-Reg)/Conveyancer is essential
  • The candidates should possess knowledge of and the ability to conduct searches through Teranet
  • The candidates should have the ability to apply a working knowledge of real estate law and complete acquisitions and dispositions of real property, including fee simple interests and easements
  • The candidates should possess experience in preparing documents related to municipal subdivision and site plan control approval is required
  • The candidates should have basic understanding of the governance of municipal transactions is necessary
  • The candidates should have the ability to develop positive and professional relationships with a variety of people while practicing excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The candidates should possess high level of professionalism with strong time management skills, attention to detail, and innovative problem-solving skills is expected
  • The candidates should have demonstrated initiative and the ability to work effectively and independently with minimal direction is crucial
  • The candidates should have a positive outlook, a desire to learn new skills, and a willingness to adapt existing skills to the needs of the department are essential
  • The candidates should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to deal efficiently, effectively, and courteously with members of the public and co-workers are required
  • The candidates should have proficiency with Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook is necessary
  • The candidates should have experience with records management would be an asset
  • The candidates should have proven ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, complex, and political environment is essential
  • The candidates must undergo a Police Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check satisfactory to the City.
  • The candidates are required to provide proof of their current and valid certificate(s), licenses, and/or educational qualification


  • The candidate should be able to conduct searches through Teraview (E-Reg)/Conveyancer
  • The candidate should be able to prepare municipal and commercial real estate transactions from beginning to end
  • The candidate should be able to prepare agreements, deeds, easements, HST certificates, directions, statement of adjustments and proceeds, and other related legal documents
  • The candidate should be able to ensure the appropriate process of opening and closing files, attainment of signatures, follow-up, and file storage
  • The candidate should be able to assist with drafting, reviewing, and proofreading contracts and other legal documents
  • The candidate should be able to prepare correspondence, Council reports, memos, agreements, and by-laws as directed
  • The candidate should demonstrate a high level of professionalism with good judgment and the ability to deal with highly sensitive issues with confidentiality, tact, and discretion
  • The candidate should be able to respond to other City departments and external sources relating to real property and development matters, including requests for title searches from other City departments
  • The candidate should be able to provide administrative assistance to the City Solicitor and other lawyers as required
  • The candidate should be able to do other duties as assigned


  • The candidate will get a supportive and caring organization that promotes respect, inclusivity, health, safety, and wellness
  • The candidate will get certification as a Living Wage Champion
  • The candidate will get a fulsome employer-paid benefits package
  • The candidate will get eligibility for the Defined Benefit Pension Plan (OMERS) for all employees
  • The candidate will get flexible work schedules, paid vacation and personal days, and the opportunity to bank overtime
  • The candidate will get substantial internal and external training and development opportunities
  • The candidate will get opportunities to get involved and give back to the community
  • The candidate will get employee-wide events, activities, site visits, BBQs, etc.
  • The candidate will get a complimentary FitPass for City of Waterloo employees and family members for leisure, swim, and fitness drop-in programs, and so much more

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

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We thank all the applicants for showing their interest and trust in us, however, only the most eligible candidates will be selected and conducted for further procedure directly from employers, in between no charges/fees or original documents will be asked from any applicant. All the best!

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