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Articling Student, Legal Services (Quebec)

Job Requisition ID: 8726  

Language Designation: English Essential 

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): ZZZ 

Starting Base Salary: 56 000$ 

Position Status: Temporary Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

Office Location: Montreal (QC)


At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We empower our employees to be fully autonomous and accountable in achieving their results. Employees focus on how they achieve results rather than when and where they choose to work.


Here are some of the reasons why we were chosen as one of Canada's top employers:

  • Enjoy up to 3 weeks of accrued vacation;
  • An annual individual performance bonus;
  • Access to a catalogue of courses for individual learning;
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment with multiple Employee Resource Groups and much more!


Help make a difference for Canadians. CMHC’s aspiration is that by 2030, everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and that meets their needs. All of our programs and activities support this singular goal.
Be part of an inclusive workplace. Diversity and Inclusion guides everything we do at CMHC. We’re taking concrete actions to eradicate racism and advance equity within CMHC and the housing system.


We’re constantly evolving to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation and partnerships. As a member of the Legal Services team, you will support in providing legal services and advice to business partners on a broad range of matters in order to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the Corporation.  You will establish and maintain positive ongoing relationships with business partners and teammates in the provision of legal services under tight deadlines and turnaround times.  You will help us make housing affordable for everyone in Canada.

We are currently hiring 1 Articling Student for the Quebec Bar’s 6-month internship commencing in August 2023. Note that the student must be pursing the Bareau du Quebec but the location of work can be anywhere in Canada.

We want to know more about you! Along with your online application and résumé, please submit the following:

  • Cover letter.
  • Copy of your most recent law school transcript.



  • As an articling student, you will gain practical experience in a wide diversity of legal practice areas including mortgage enforcement, commercial contracts, real estate financing, advocacy, privacy, and emerging technology and data governance.
  • Students will have the opportunity to rotate through the various CMHC’s practice teams in the Legal Services Division, including:
    • Mortgage Loan Insurance and Affordable Housing
    • Corporate Advisory
    • Real Estate Financing and Capital Markets and Securitization.
  • Support lawyers in providing legal advice to business partners or other CMHC staff on a wide range of operational and strategic matters, policies and programs.
  • Assist lawyers in drafting and advising on agreements and other legal documents and arrangements to support corporate activities and strategic direction.
  • Conduct legal research in support of the delivery of legal services.
  • Support lawyers in liaising with business lines and management to identify potential legal risks and risk mitigation strategies, and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues.
  • Assist with the legal knowledge management process by identifying, analyzing and reporting on material legal developments.
  • Support lawyers in instructing and managing outside counsel on matters assigned, including litigation.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • You must be eligible to article in the Province of Quebec and have completed a law degree program (LL.B., LL.L) or a law degree deemed to be equivalent by the Quebec Bar.
  • Good academic results in law school.
  • Combination of relevant education, work, training, volunteering, or other experiences.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting legal research and analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple files.
  • Strong ability to interpret and communicate effectively complex legal matters, both written and verbal.
  • Solid analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including tact and judgment in order to liaise with clients.
  • A commitment to demonstrating CMHC values, and a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • English essential. Bilingualism (English & French) is considered an asset.

Posting closing date: Note, the competition may remain active until filled.






On June 14, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that as of June 20, 2022, it will suspend vaccination requirements for federal government employees.  This decision followed a review of the current public health situation, including the evolution of the virus and vaccination rates in Canada. As a result, and consistent with the Government of Canada decision, CMHC has suspended its Vaccination Policy, effective June 20, 2022.  


As a result, at this time, CMHC does not require employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.  CMHC will continue to monitor the public health situation and may at any time make adjustments and adopt or reintroduce measures, including mandatory vaccination, attestation and verification requirements. Any such vaccination measures, as updated from time to time, shall form a term and condition of your employment at CMHC.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our aspiration.
We are committed to employment equity and actively encourage applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.
We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.