Content Editor – Western employment and labour law subject matter expert

at First Reference Inc. (view profile)
Location Concord, Canada
Date Posted April 10, 2019
Category Alt Legal
Job Type Contract Role


Location of Company: Concord, Ontario

Type of position: Freelance contract position

Required hours: About 8 to 10 hours per week

Posted date: April 11, 2019

First Reference is looking for a subject matter expert in employment and labour law compliance for Western provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.


  • Provide Western employment and labour law compliance information to enable subscribers to administer their human resources department or duties and responsibilities, in an efficient and effective manner
  • Untangle the intricacies of employment standards, occupational health and safety, workers’ compensation, human rights, privacy, accessibility standards and labour relations, among others – to successfully help employers and payers comply with all requirements
  • Conduct research through employment and labour -related legislation, regulations, case law, policies, government contacts and internet when necessary
  • Make adjustments to existing content and create new content in publications
  • Ensure the materials are current, user friendly and easily accessed and understood
  • Review ideas, suggest improvements, verify facts and references and perform other accuracy tasks
  • Create and provide content for many different types of user documentation (newsletters, guides, how-to guides, quick references, comparative charts, whitepapers, blogs etc.)

Experience, qualifications & attributes:

  • Employment and labour laws for the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan
  • 5 or more years of experience
  • Post-secondary education in the form of a degree would be an asset, Paralegal, LLB or JD preferable
  • Ability to interpret and explain legislation, regulations, case law and policies
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and make them easily understandable in text and pictures
  • Superior ability to convey complex concepts in an effective fashion
  • Analytical thinking
  • Effective and appropriate verbal and written communication skills in English is mandatory
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Detail oriented

We thank all individuals interested in this role, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

First Reference welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the hiring and selection process. Please discuss with us how we can best meet your needs.

Interested candidates should contact the Managing Editor Yosie Saint-Cyr at

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