The OPP Association (OPPA) works on behalf of all civilian and non-commissioned uniform Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).  There are over 6,200 uniform and approximately 3,600 civilian members who belong to the Association.  The OPPA Legal Department is looking for a labour lawyer to join our team.

The successful candidate should have at least two years of practice experience in either labour law, human rights law, corporate law, not-for-profit law, or administrative law.  Experience in the policing sector and/or Police Services Act defense work would be an asset.  Candidates must be sympathetic to the goals and aspirations of a police labour organization. 

Duties of the position will include providing support to negotiations, advancing grievances, presenting arbitration cases, appearing before a variety of employment related Tribunals including the HRTO, sitting on various Association and OPP committees, providing legal research and drafting support to Senior Counsel, and advice to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Board of Directors, Labour Relations staff, and Association representatives.

The OPPA is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all equity seeking groups. 

The OPPA welcomes applications reflecting its commitment to diversity and if you require an accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify us.  Interested candidates are asked to submit a detailed resume, references, and a writing sample via email to Lisa Shipley, Chief Administrative Officer.


The Association Office is located at 119 Ferris Lane, Barrie, L4M 2Y1, less than one hour north of Toronto.  Our building is fully accessible, we offer flexible work arrangements and an extremely competitive benefits package. Some travel within Ontario will be required.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The deadline for submitting applications is February 18, 2022.

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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