Compensation by complexity level according to selected breakdowns in Québec in 2016 – Lawyer/Notary (210)

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Sector Weekly regular work hours Pay scales Annual salary Hourly salary Total compensation1

Minimum Normal Maximum



h $ $/h

All of Québec
Level 1 36,7 62 056 83 813 78 682 40,99 61,85
Level 2 35,9 75 714 112 583 104 198 55,49 82,54
Level 3 35,7 100 317 133 604 128 257 68,85 100,39
Public sector2
Level 1 36,4 64 237 86 110 83 130 43,49 67,06
Level 2 35,6 75 600 116 436 106 211 56,97 86,09
Level 3 35,3 101 654 135 427 127 156 68,99 101,22
Private sector
Level 1 37,5 50 356 67 041 63 000 32,14 45,04
Level 2 36,6 76 043 101 276 99 326 51,91 74,58
Level 3 36,9 x x 131 829 68,39 97,94
Private sector, unionized
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 34,0 71 769 90 901 89 159 50,37 88,61
Level 3 x x x x x x
Private sector, non-unionized
Level 1 37,5 50 478 67 952 63 610 32,45 45,05
Level 2 36,9 76 603 102 666 100 395 52,07 73,30
Level 3 37,1 x x 132 217 68,18 96,76
Private sector, 200–499 employees
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 36,8 x x 96 039 49,99 68,65
Level 3 x x x x x x
Private sector, 500 and more employees
Level 1 37,5 50 356 67 041 63 515 32,40 45,96
Level 2 36,6 76 679 101 342 99 598 52,06 75,07
Level 3 36,9 99 118 131 969 131 829 68,39 97,94
Manufacturing
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 37,8 72 976 97 564 101 624 51,53 73,59
Level 3 38,1 100 159 129 754 139 868 70,37 103,07
  

1. For more information about the equation, see the chapter called "La méthodologie" in the report Rémunération des salariés. État et évolution comparés, 2016.
2. Comprises the Québec government (Québec civil service and the public education, health and social service networks) and the "other public" sector (municipal government [25 000 or more inhabitants], public enterprises of the three levels of government, universities and federal government employees in Québec)
  
Source: Québec survey on total compensation. 2016 Data collection.
 
February 27, 2017
     

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Summary of responsibilities

The lawyer/notary performs various activities requiring theoretical and practical knowledge of legislation, regulations, jurisprudence and procedures in various fields of practice of litigation or notarial law.

Education requirement

University degree (minimum of 16 years of education) in law

Condition of employment

Membership in good standing of the Barreau du Québec or the Chambre des notaires du Québec

Minimum experience generally required by level of complexity

  • Level 1: None
  • Level 2: 3 years
  • Level 3: 8 years

Fields of activity

  • Notarial law
  • Litigation law

Examples of job titles

  • Legal counsel
  • Legal officer
  • Advisory counsel
  • Litigation lawyer
  • Legal advisor

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To be excluded from this job

  • Court clerk
  • Crown prosecutor
  • Articling student
  • Lawyers who are partners in a law firm