Average General Counsel Salary in Canada

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The average salary for a General Counsel in Canada is C$145,509.
MEDIAN C$145,509
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C$89k - C$201k
C$6k - C$48k
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C$4k - C$15k
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C$83k - C$226k

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Job Description for General Counsel

General Counsel Tasks
  • Provide legal advice on legal and regulatory issues and federal and state laws and regulations.
  • Represent client or corporation in negotiations with accounts and regulators.
  • Draft, review and negotiate contracts.
  • Assist with possible mergers, acquisitions and formation of business entities.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for General Counsel

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

Pay by Experience Level for General Counsel

An early career General Counsel with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$91,563 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career General Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$139,110 based on 24 salaries. An experienced General Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$156,948 based on 59 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$174,943.
Employees with General Counsel in their job title in Vancouver, British Columbia earn an average of 14.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (9.0% more) and Montréal, Québec (6.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Calgary, Alberta (24.4% less), Québec City, Québec (13.0% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (4.0% less).

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