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New Job Summer Student (Law) In Nova Scotia

Summer Student (Law)
Summer Student (Law)

Summer Student (Law)

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $16.75–$27.30 an hour
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Labour, Skills and Immigration

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Casual

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG

Closing Date: 6/23/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


The Labour Board is an independent adjudicative body established under the Labour Board Act. We are responsible for the fair and efficient administration and adjudication of responsibilities assigned to us under the Labour Board Act and sections of other Acts and Regulations.


Our mission is to adjudicate and resolve disputes under provincial labour and employment laws in an accessible, consistent, efficient, timely and impartial manner. The Board and its staff embrace continuous learning and innovation and are guided by the following principles: neutrality and objectivity; ethics, integrity and confidentiality; and responsiveness and accountability.

About Our Opportunity


As the Summer Law Student, you will carry out special study projects in two areas of law (i. historic scan of construction industry labour relations in Nova Scotia, ii. national scan of accessibility practices in administrative tribunals in Canada). You will assist in the review of practices and procedures of the Board; and will have an opportunity to observe and be involved in the inner workings of the Labour Board.

Primary Accountabilities


You will be accountable for conducting legal and other research, gathering and analyzing legal and non-legal information, drafting policy and procedure statements, preparing reports and presentations.

Qualifications and Experience


To be successful in this opportunity you have completed your second year of study at the Schulich School of Law. Preference for students who have completed a course(s) in labour law, employment law, administrative law or other related course work and/or post-secondary experience, and are interested in learning about administrative, labour and employment law.


You have good organizational skills and are accurate and efficient with the ability to multi-task. You work well in individual settings and in team environments. You have a keen eye for attention to detail and the ability to trouble shoot issues when they arise. You have experience using computer applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and other similar applications), and excellent writing skills.


We will assess the above qualifications using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized test, oral presentations, interview (s) and reference checks.

Working Conditions


  • Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day
  • Regularly reads and interprets multiple sources of information, regular requirement to type, read and work on a computer
  • May experience pressure with deadlines and need for accuracy

Additional Information


This is a student position which is expected to be 10 weeks in length.


Pay Grade: HOURLY

Salary Range: $16.75 - $27.30 Bi-Weekly


Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


Current government employees may access this posting through the link below:


Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected]