PARALEGAL - Temporary 12 month contract

Business Development Bank of Canada - Montréal, QC (30+ days ago)

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No other bank is doing what we do.

At BDC, we’re devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs. We’re also dedicated to our employees. Adaptable. Inspiring. Different. There’s a reason we like to work here and we think you’ll like it too.


The Legal Assistant supports internal clients in business centres and operational departments by providing security-taking, advice and security document follow-up services. He or she helps ensure the efficient administration of the department’s day-to-day activities in order to meet its needs and achieve its objectives.

In addition to the Legal Assistant’s responsibilities, the Senior Legal Assistant participates in projects under the department’s direction, acts as a resource person for legal assistants and provides support to in-house lawyers.


Draft legal documents for the purposes of security-taking for the In-House Security program and for loan amendments, and register and update security in accordance with BDC and legal requirements, while adhering to critical deadlines
Draft legal documents for releases and discharges of BDC’s security
Carry out searches of corporate records, land registries and personal property security systems
Review and analyze security-related documents and requests
Provide top-quality administrative and legal advice to internal clients
Conduct reviews of legal security documents, and carry out the necessary follow-up with external legal professionals
Maintain the database systems for files related to the department’s activities in an efficient, timely and diligent manner
Conduct any other related tasks as directed


Degree or certificate in paralegal technology, law clerk, or equivalent experience
At least two years of relevant experience, preferably in a legal department, for the role of Legal Assistant
Familiarity with legal concepts, terminology and procedures, particularly in the field of personal property and realty security for commercial transactions
Understanding of how land and personal property registries work
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Microsoft Access and other computer systems and software
Superior time management and priority-setting skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work independently and under pressure
Initiative and discretion
Customer service orientation
Team spirit
Bilingualism may be required, depending on the location

At BDC, we value diversity in our workforce and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We appreciate all responses and advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.