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Legal Summer Student


Surrey, BC, CA Burnaby, BC, CA

Affiliation: Management & Exempt
Employment Status: Summer Student
Temp Duration: May-August 2022

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. Across BC, we have a diverse team of more than 2,500 employees we can’t do without, yet we’re growing as fast as ever.

You may think we’re your standard utility that delivers natural gas and electricity, but we’re also into cool, innovative energy solutions. Think carbon capture, renewable energies and lower-carbon transportation for a start. We believe in creating a cleaner, healthier tomorrow.

If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. You’ll get opportunities to grow, lead, solve, and create. So what are you waiting for? Let’s rethink energy together.

Position Overview


Reporting to the Manager, Legal Services and Senior Counsel, this role will provide legal research and drafting support to the Legal Department.



We are seeking a law student to provide research and drafting support to the Legal Department for a four month term commencing in May 2022. 

The selected candidate will work with and be supervised by FortisBC’s in-house lawyers in researching various legal issues, preparing memoranda, reviewing contracts and as opportunities arise, working directly with FortisBC’s business units to provide legal support.    

The position will afford the selected candidate exposure to the Legal Department’s varied and interesting practice that includes work in regulatory, lands, commercial, energy, construction, marketing and consumer practices, privacy, environmental, and occupational health and safety law. 



  • Law Student currently enrolled in second or third year at a Canadian Law School.
  • Strong research skills and experience with legal research tools such as CanLII and Westlaw
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Additional Information


  • To be considered for the role, please ensure you include a cover letter, transcript and writing sample along with your resume.

Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.


Safety is our number one priority, and to maintain the health and safety of our employees and broader communities, we have a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place. This includes a requirement for all new employees to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their first day of work or the start of their employment. And of course, we will consider an accommodation for anyone who’s unable to be vaccinated due to a protected ground as defined by the Human Rights Code.


To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information. 

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