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Articling Clerk

Posting Number: 6353
Company Description: Emera Inc.
Department Description: Corporate Legal
Number of Open Positions: 1
Location: CA - Halifax, Nova Scotia


Job Title: Articling Clerk

Posting number: 6353

Location: Halifax, NS

Type of Employment: Term (12 months), Full Time


Why Join Emera?

Emera is one of Atlantic Canada’s largest publically traded companies, and we’re growing to become a North American Top 20 utility.  Regulated utilities are core to our business, but we’re also working in transmission projects, marketing and trading, contracted generation, asset management, utility services, pipelines, and renewable technology development.

Our ability to serve more customers in more places is thanks to the commitment of our 7,400 employees in Canada, the USA and the Caribbean. As we grow, we’re excited to welcome new team members who are committed to our purpose and our approach to business.

Emera values people who believe that safety and health, relationships, and excellence are integral to how we work. In return, we value the diversity of our people and invest in their growth through:

  • Competitive compensation packages: including a comprehensive pension and benefits plan and employee-sponsored saving plans;

  • Opportunities for career growth: including a strategic focus on employee development plans, opportunities to advance within and between our affiliate companies, sponsored education programs;

  • Giving back to communities: including corporate investments in the places where our people live and work; employee dollars-for-doers and fundraising-matching programs, scholarships for children of employees.

  • Emera Inc. is pleased to offer a one-of-a-kind in-house Articling experience to an ambitious and business oriented law student.   Emera Inc. is the perfect choice for someone who is particularly interested in the energy field or for someone interested in experiencing an in-house environment with high quality work.



Emera Inc. is looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious, and results-oriented articling student to join the legal team in our Halifax, Nova Scotia headquarters.  This position will include three consecutive three month rotations with the following affiliates within the Emera group:

  • Emera Corporate

  • Nova Scotia Power

  • Emera Energy


To help ensure a well-rounded experience, the final three months of the articling year will consist of a secondment arranged by Emera at McInnes Cooper, a leading Atlantic Canadian firm.

Emera and its affiliates offer a fast-paced in-house legal department that is a perfect opportunity for a student interested in the energy field and in experiencing an in-house work environment.  The student will rotate through different legal teams within the Emera group, gaining a one of a kind experience in Atlantic Canada.

Working closely with our teams of in-house lawyers, Emera will keep our articling student challenged with a wide variety of work, while providing exposure to our businesses.  This is a perfect opportunity for an ambitious and confident student who wants to take on challenges and broaden their experience. 

As the successful candidate, you will have the opportunity to assist in a variety of work assignments which may include:

  • Corporate transactions;

  • Commercial work, including the purchase and sale of various goods and services, commodity (natural gas and power) agreements, real estate, electricity purchase and sale arrangements;

  • Significant exposure to contract negotiations and drafting;

  • Advice on legislation, regulations, licenses, permits and approvals governing our operations;

  • Securities filings;

  • Preparing for and attending hearings before various administrative tribunals, including the Nova Scotia Utilities and Review Board;

  • Advising on compliance issues that arise in relation to our businesses; and

  • Research and legal drafting.


Skills, Capabilities & Experience:

Preference will be given to candidates with strong academic performance, particularly in business law courses, an interest in the energy field, and the following skills and experience:

  • A results-oriented focus is essential, as is the ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment and effectively manage several projects simultaneously;

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills: ability to influence and communicate effectively across the company and externally at all levels;

  • Dedication to teamwork and an eagerness to engage and collaborate;

  • Strong analytical, research and problem solving skills, with a keen eye for detail;

  • Proven ability to work in a complex, regulated corporate environment;

  • Superior writing skills including the ability to compile information from research, case files or verbal direction, in order to draft documentation;

  • Sound professional and business judgment;

  • Confidence and a willingness to take on new challenges;

  • Proficient with the use of information technology tools.


The successful candidate will exhibit uncompromising integrity and commitment to upholding our corporate values of safety, wellness, honesty, and respect for one another, as well as the Emera Inc. Code of Conduct. Past experience working in a corporate environment would be an asset but is not essential.



Application Requirement:  To apply, please go to www.emera.com, careers section click on the APPLY button at the end of the job posting, complete all required information fields, and copy and paste your covering letter and resume into the online form. Inquiries may be directed to, Emera Human Resources.


Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Emera offers a salary competitive with other leading firms in the region. Salary is paid during Bar Exams and the successful candidate will have two weeks paid study time for the Bar Exams. These positions are for the 2020 - 2021 Articling Term, in accordance with the Nova Scotia Barristers Society requirements.


Application Deadline: October 18, 2019. Late applications may not receive consideration.


Recruitment and Promotion Policy: When filling vacant positions, we are determined to hire the best candidates available. We are committed to providing employees with a fair and equal opportunity to compete for jobs. Hiring and promotion of employees is based on skills, capabilities, knowledge and demonstrated abilities.


We value diversity in the workplace and strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates including African Nova Scotians and other members of the visible minority community, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and women in non-traditional roles. Applicants from these designated groups wishing to self-identify may do so through a series of questions in the on-line application process.



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