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Legal Counsel

Requisition ID:  163838 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Legal Services 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Ontario; Alberta; Nova Scotia; Québec  

City: Mississauga

Location: Tahoe Office 

Postal Code: L4W 0C7 


Our family of 134,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.  


A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawton’s Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 


All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.



Job Description

  • Provide a broad range of legal services on commercial matters in which Sobeys may be engaged in order to achieve Sobeys’ goals and/or minimize legal risk; 
  • Provide functional legal support and counsel to the retail business teams, including the following primary responsibilities:
    • Drafting, negotiation and review of various agreements;
    • Providing advice and/or legal opinions on various business, operations and/or compliance matters relating to privacy legislation, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and digital marketing industry standards.
    • Supporting the Legal team’s initiatives through various internal projects including assisting with drafting and updating contract templates, as necessary;
    • Monitoring and advising the business on the latest marketing, advertising, privacy, consumer protection and digital media legislation 
  • Collaborate and develop cross-functional relationships with internal stakeholders as well as developing strong commercial partnerships to assist in achieving Sobeys’ strategic and commercial objectives;
  • Partner with various cross-functional business teams to achieve efficient resolution of complex, sensitive and innovative legal issues;
  • Oversee legal actions in which Sobeys is involved, either directly or through outside counsel, including management and oversight of outside counsel;
  • Manage/lead and/or assign work to paralegal and support staff to specific files or provide day-to-day direction;

Job Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree and a minimum of 3 years’ experience gained from a combination of private practice with a large firm and/or in-house roles;
  • Demonstrated depth and breadth of knowledge of CASL and Canadian privacy legislation; 
  • Fluent bilingual drafting and communication skills a strong asset;
  • Some knowledge of Canadian consumer protection legislation;
  • Collaborate and develop cross-functional relationships with internal clients as well as developing strong commercial partnerships to assist in driving the commercial agenda
  • Proven track record of working under pressure and managing a broad range of matters simultaneously;
  • Membership in good standing with a Canadian Law Society

Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.



While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.


We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.