An Entry-Level Legal Counsel earns an average salary of C$80,569 per year.

C$59,070 - C$118,563
C$59K
C$83K
C$120K
MEDIAN: C$83,395
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$124K
Salary C$59,070 - C$118,563
Bonus C$2,027 - C$19,574
Profit Sharing C$1,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$58,326 - C$124,089
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 145

Job Description for Legal Counsel

Legal counsels, also called general counsels, are the chief lawyers of large corporations or government agencies. They advise departments on legal ramifications, ensure that the business is working in accordance with the law, and may represent the company or government agency in the case that a law suit is filed.

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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.

Legal Counsel Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$87,722

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Legal Counsel

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
23%

Skills That Affect Legal Counsel Salaries

National Average
C$88,000

Contract Negotiation
▼8%

Legal Research
▼14%

Legal Document Review
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 8%