Regional Municipality of Peel

Legal Counsel, Land Use Planning and Development

4 weeks ago
System ID
# Positions
Position Type and Status
Regular Full-time
Job Industry
Government and Public Sector, Legal
Career Level
Post End Date
10/29/2017 11:59 PM

About Us

The Region of Peel serves a vibrant and culturally diverse community of more than 1.4 million residents and 88,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.  Committed to service excellence, transparency in decision-making and responsible tax management, the Region delivers a wide range of municipal services that are customer-focused and cost-effective.


The Region of Peel has recently completed a Strategic Planning process that engaged our residents and stakeholders to answer one question: “What can you imagine for the future of Peel?” All the feedback received formed the path forward and the strategic direction for the Region over the next 20 years.



To learn more about the Region of Peel please visit our website or watch the Faces of Peel video to see how our employees impact the residents of Peel.


Job Description

Legal Counsel, Land Use Planning and Development

Corporate Services, Legal Services


Do you have a passion for providing creative, innovative and forward thinking legal solutions?


Are you customer focused and thrive in a team where collaboration, partnership and passion to excel are celebrated? 


The position will emphasize municipal and land-use planning and development advice and representation along with some transactional work primarily in the context of securing municipal requirements relating to infrastructure projects, securing municipal financial and property requirements. 


The role…….


  • General municipal law issues will be an emphasis as will public health unit reporting, inspection and enforcement
  • The position will require representation before the Ontario Municipal Board and other tribunals or courts along with significant legal drafting and document review
  • Familiarity with and experience related to the Planning Act, Housing Services Act, the Health Protection and Promotion Act and Provincial Offences Act prosecutions will be considered advantageous


Success requires:

  • Bachelor of Laws degree or equivalent
  • Be a member of good standing of the LSUC
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience as a practicing lawyer or equivalent
  • Must possess excellent communication, drafting, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate sound judgment, tact, patience and the ability to work collaboratively
  • Maintain composure under pressure
  • Experience in the field of municipal and/or land use planning and development law, and in the management of or contribution to small service providing teams and in serving client groups are considered advantageous
  • Experience representing clients before the Ontario Municipal Board and other tribunals or courts
  • Will provide advice on land and housing development and servicing
  • Ability to liaise with Senior Management
  • Proven track record to foster sustainable relationships
  • Strategic development of contracts related to development projects
  • Ability to manage and develop relationships with other legal counsel
  • Maintain and develop collaborative partnerships with municipal, provincial and federal bodies

Location: 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton

Hours of work: 8:30am - 4:30pm; Monday to Friday

If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online by October 29, 2017.


Additional Information

At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


Please be advised, the Region of Peel uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.


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