Articling Student

Posted
December 4, 2023
Closing Date
Closing Date: December 15, 2023

OMVIC is currently searching for Articling Student for the Toronto-based corporate office.

Who is OMVIC?

OMVIC (Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council) is Ontario’s vehicle sales regulator. OMVIC enforces the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act and other consumer protection statutes for the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. OMVIC’s mandate and role is to maintain a fair and informed marketplace by protecting the rights of consumers, enhancing industry professionalism, and ensuring fair, honest and open competition for registered motor vehicle dealers. This is achieved by maintaining strict dealer/salesperson registration requirements; inspecting all Ontario dealers (new and used); providing free complaint handling to consumers; developing/delivering consumer and dealer education/awareness programs; and investigating and prosecuting industry non-compliance and illegal sales (curbsiding).

What we offer:

OMVIC is made up of dedicated and hard-working individuals who take pride in the work they do each day to ensure that our mandate is being met. It is this great group of people that create a team atmosphere that is comfortable, friendly, and open which works to foster the team spirit.

Position Summary:

The Articling Student will liaise with inspections, registrations, complaints, investigations, communications, and legal staff and assist in litigation before the License Appeal Tribunal (LAT), Discipline Committee and the Ontario Court of Justice. Attend and participate in meetings about applications and non-compliant registrants to assess their eligibility for registration and recommend on a course of action. To act as a resource for all staff to consult regarding legislation and jurisprudence.

Responsibilities:

  • · Provide legal services to the organization.
  • · Draft pleadings, briefs, and memoranda
  • · Provide advice to OMVIC on investigations and law enforcement matters generally.
  • · Assist with litigation before the License Appeal Tribunal, the Discipline Committee hearings, and Ontario Courts.
  • · Act in civil matters and respond to privacy requests.
  • · Conduct witness interviews, background inquiries and summons service.
  • · Assist with legislative review projects and other corporate programs as necessary.
  • · Participate in policy development.
  • · Provide assistance to communications staff regarding media inquiries.
  • · Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • · University Degree
  • · Completion of the prerequisites required to participate in the Law Society of Ontario Articling Program
  • · Superb interpersonal and analytical skills
  • · Solid legal research and writing skills
  • · Demonstrated interest in litigation, consumer protection and professional regulation.
  • · Oral and written communication skill

OMVIC fosters an environment that respects people’s dignity, ideas, and beliefs, thereby working to ensure diversity, equality and inclusion and has been committed to and will continue advocating for an environment where all persons are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect. OMVIC is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), ensuring that all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. Should you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify the Human Resources department.

We respectfully thank all applicants for their interest; however, we will only contact those meeting the qualifications for an interview.

How to apply

If you are interested in the position, please submit a cover letter and resume, highlighting the position title to the attention of Human Resources no later than December 15th, 2023, at 5:00 pm to Email: employment@omvic.on.ca