Bilingual Paralegal

Posting start date: April 26, 2023

Reporting to: Director, Legal Services 
Location: Remote 

Who We Are: 
The National Police Federation (NPF) is the sole certified bargaining agent for regular Members and reservists of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police below the rank of Inspector. The National Police Federation (NPF) was certified to represent ~20,000 RCMP Members serving across Canada and internationally in the summer of 2019. We are the largest police labour relations organization in Canada, the second largest in North America and the first independent national association to represent RCMP Members.  

Our mission is to provide strong, fair and progressive representation to promote and enhance the rights of our Members across the country. 

Our head office is located in Ottawa but over half our staff work remotely across Canada.  We stay closely connected through our active internal communications program and up-to-date I.T. tools.   

Why Work with the NPF? 

  • Competitive compensation package. 
  • Generous Group Benefit package including Health Care Spending Account. 
  • Group Registered Savings Plan (GRSP). 
  • Professional development opportunities. 
  • An inclusive, passionate, and fun team environment. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Review correspondence in relation to the Legal Services Department. Direct correspondence appropriately and/or respond to the matter/inquiry directly where appropriate. 
  • Schedule meetings with staff, Members, elected officials, external counsel, etc. Prepare agendas and assemble meeting documentation. 
  • Liaise with the President, Vice-Presidents, CAO, Regional Directors, Staff Directors, Labour Relations Officers and other NPF staff to maintain open communication with Legal Services.  
  • Liaise with NPF retained law firms to coordinate the exchange of relevant information and ensure progress on NPF cases. 
  • Receive and review legal invoices in accordance with NPF policy.  
  • Develop, organize, and maintain the legal file management system. Ensure the integrity of legal files and records. 
  • Ensure all documents from Legal Services are retained in accordance with NPF Policy and applicable legislation. 
  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of legal files (documents, correspondence, notes, etc.). 
  • Review and triage legal files and make recommendations to the appropriate decision maker on file assignment. 
  • Coordinate deadlines and deliverables. Maintain a “bring forward system” for relevant reports and updates on behalf of Legal Services.  
  • Review and draft legal documents, such as legal memos, retainer letters, NPF decisions and other documents as directed by the Director of Legal Services.  
  • Conduct data analysis and prepare required Legal Services documentation in advance of Board or Committee meetings. 
  • Create, populate and maintain Legal Services databases. 
  • Conduct legal research and provide support to in-house counsel on Member files.  
  • May be requested to conduct other related duties, as required by the Director of Legal Services.  


  • This is a remote working opportunity for a candidate in a major Canadian city. This role will require travel to the National Office in Ottawa, or other locations across Canada, on occasion, as required. 

Qualifications/Key Attributes: 

  • Post-secondary education in the Legal field. 
  • Must possess a valid Paralegal License. 
  • 3+ years of relevant experience. 
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is required. 
  • Must be eligible for Top Secret status security clearance. 
  • High degree of discretion and professionalism. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with the aptitude to learn new software quickly.  
  • Proficiency in legal research databases. 
  • Thorough knowledge of labour relations or legal practices, principles, and terminology. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and values which facilitate successful performance in a team-based environment. 
  • Experience in a busy office setting. 
  • Ability to multi-task; take initiative; be proactive; problem-solve; brainstorm; flexible. 
  • High level of attention to detail. 
  • Sound judgement and tact. 
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations, new ideas and concepts. 
  • Basic accounting skills. 
  • Excellent verbal communication skills. 
  • Strong writing skills. 

The National Police Federation hires based on merit and is committed to employment equity.  We encourage all qualified persons to apply. 

While we welcome applications from all interested individuals, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.