Average Legal Counsel Salary in Canada

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The average salary for a Legal Counsel in Canada is C$99,128.
MEDIAN C$99,128
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C$65k - C$144k
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C$3k - C$14k
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C$66k - C$158k

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Job Description for Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel Tasks
  • Advise business in legal affairs of the company including government regulations, taxes, and legal and human rights.
  • Apply for registration and copyrights for the products, processes, and trademarks of the organization.
  • Manage disputes and litigations.
  • Prepare and review legal documents including contracts, licenses, leases, sales and purchases, and real estate, etc.

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Career Paths

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Senior Corporate Counsel
Senior Counsel
General Counsel
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Popular Skills for Legal Counsel

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

Pay by Experience Level for Legal Counsel

An early career Legal Counsel with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$85,835 based on 148 salaries. A mid-career Legal Counsel with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$106,512 based on 136 salaries. An experienced Legal Counsel with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$127,351 based on 57 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$142,675.
Employees with Legal Counsel in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 38.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (8.9% more) and Calgary, Alberta (4.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in London, Ontario (32.4% less), Montréal, Québec (13.3% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (4.9% less).

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