Average Corporate Lawyer Salary in Canada

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The average salary for a Corporate Lawyer in Canada is C$96,505.
MEDIAN C$96,505
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C$59k - C$152k
C$992 - C$30k
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C$29 - C$80k
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C$59k - C$173k

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Job Description for Corporate Lawyer

Corporate Lawyer Tasks
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.

Career Paths

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Corporate Lawyer
Legal Assistant
Legal Counsel
Office Administrator
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Corporate Lawyer

Skills in Contract Negotiation and Corporate are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Document Review, Legal Compliance and Mergers and Acquisitions.

Pay by Experience Level for Corporate Lawyer

An entry-level Corporate Lawyer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$78,322 based on 14 salaries. An early career Corporate Lawyer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$86,056 based on 96 salaries. A mid-career Corporate Lawyer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$101,131 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Corporate Lawyer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$119,865 based on 45 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$165,000.
Employees with Corporate Lawyer in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 32.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (23.2% more) and Winnipeg, Manitoba (14.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (14.0% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (1.6% less).

Years of Experience

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