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Jackie VanDerMeulen Toronto Lawyer

Jackie VanDerMeulen

Partner Fasken
Managing the modern workplace requires more than just legal knowledge; it requires innovative, practical and strategic advice to ensure success.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2010
Language(s) English, French
Office(s) Toronto


Jackie VanDerMeulen practices all aspects of labour, employment and human rights law. She is a skilled advocate who regularly represents employers in labour arbitrations, interest arbitrations, federal and provincial labour board matters, human rights proceedings (including pay equity), employment litigation and applications for judicial review.

Jackie is ranked by Chambers in Employment & Labour Law in Ontario, is recognized by Lexpert in the category of Workplace Human Rights and was recognized by Legal 500 as a "Next Generation Partner" in Labour and Employment. She also received a Lexpert "Rising Star" award in 2022.

Jackie works with employers across a variety of sectors to address complex labour issues, including: 

  • Representing airline, postal, telecommunications, healthcare, education and transportation sector employers in labour arbitration and board proceedings
  • Appearing in judicial review proceedings before the Federal Court, the Ontario Divisional Court and the B.C. Supreme Court
  • Supporting employers in collective bargaining and representing them in resulting interest arbitration proceedings

Jackie has a particular expertise in pay equity, employment equity and other aspects of equitable pay. Her technical knowledge of the pay equity process, including job evaluations and compensation comparison, together with her advocacy experience and knowledge of labour relations, have positioned Jackie to collaborate with dozens of Canada's largest employers on their pay equity strategies.

Jackie distinguished herself while studying at both McGill University and the University of Toronto and was awarded the prize for the highest standing in undergraduate economics. Jackie is a dedicated mentor for students in the LAWS program, which aims to support, guide and motivate high school students who face challenges in engaging successfully with school and accessing post secondary education.


Client Work

  • Air Canada successful in defending challenges to its language requirements and testing practices for customer service employees,
  • Transdev Canada Inc. expands its activities in Ontario through the acquisition of Kunkel Bus Lines Ltd.,
  • eXp World Holdings, Inc. acquires Zoocasa Realty Inc. and its key property,,
  • Voxtur Analytics Corp. completes C$4.4 million arm's length acquisition of Municipal Tax Equity Consultants Inc. and the acquisition of MTE Paralegal Professional Corporation by its associated entity,
  • Zehnder Group acquires Airia Brands Inc.,
  • Humber River Hospital successfully defends termination of a long service employee for failing to follow management rules and directions,
  • Li-Metal goes public by way of RTO and listing on Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE),
  • Lane Technologies Inc. acquired by View The Space, Inc. (VTS),
  • Air Canada defends grievance from the IAMAW regarding its recall process,

Career & Education


  • JD University of Toronto
  • BA (Honours), Economics and International Development, with Great Distinction McGill University

Community involvement

  • Mentor, Junior Achievement (2010 - 2011)
  • Mentor, Law Action Within Schools (2015 - Present)
  • University of Toronto, Faculty of Law Student Mentor (2011 – Present)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)


Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

Presenter Federal Pay Equity: Succeeding Together Korn Ferry
Presenter Federal Sector Legislative Update Federally Regulated Employers - Transportation and Communications (FETCO)
Speaker Module 5: Restructuring Unionized Environments/The Law of Industrial Conflict The Osgoode Certificate in Labour Law

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