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Paralegal, Corporate Registries

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Justice
Job ID: 25251
Salary: $79,775 - $95,277
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Jun 23, 2024

Department Information

The mandate of the Department of Justice is to administer justice, including policing, community justice, victims services and corrections in the Northwest Territories. This mandate will be carried out in a manner which respects community and indigenous values and encourages communities to assume increasing responsibilities.

Job Information

The Paralegal, Corporate Registries (“Paralegal”) supports the Team Lead, Corporate Registries with the administration of the Corporate Registry (“Registry”). The Paralegal has specialized training and skills in business organizations and corporate/commercial legal matters based on extensive experience in corporate/commercial law.

The Paralegal reports to the Paralegal Team Lead, Corporate Registries in Yellowknife and works with 1 other Paralegal, and 1 Paralegal Assistant. The Paralegal holds the statutory appointment of Deputy Registrar under the applicable statutes. As legal staff, the Paralegal is a representative of the Registrar/Director and of the Registry and must be reliable to maintain the confidence of the office. The Paralegal’s powers are defined by legislation and delegations/instructions, in a workplace where precedents are available, but when in doubt, questions are referred to the Paralegal Team Lead or Director. 

The knowledge, skills and abilities the Paralegal must include: 

  • Seasoned knowledge of business organizations and registration procedures.
  • Knowledge of computer and IT electronic registration and registry search systems.
  • Critical level of human relations, interpersonal and communication skills to provide customer service in a professional and courteous manner, and work with and influence upset or frustrated customers.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Basic understanding of computer programming skills.
  • Ability to deal with unhappy clients with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in groups.
  • Ability to translate registration matters into business processes and computer
  • programming.

To be successful in this role, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A college paralegal diploma, 3 years’ experience working as a paralegal and 1 year of
experience using registry computer systems or related information technology.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 25251    

Closing Date: June 24, 2024 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $40.91 per hour to $48.86 per hour (approximately $79,775 - $95,277) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.