Kevin Wilson, Q.C.

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Office: Saskatoon

Main: (306) 975-7103

Fax: (306) 975-7145

Education & Qualifications

  • Saskatchewan Bar (1989)
  • LLB (Saskatchewan, 1988)
  • B.Comm. (Saskatchewan, 1985)

Kevin Wilson, Q.C. has practised almost exclusively in the area of management side labour and employment law since 1989 for both unionized and non-union clients. He provides strategic and legal advice to employers in Saskatchewan.

  • Acts for private and public employers throughout Saskatchewan in a variety of sectors including mining, manufacturing, construction, food processing, government, education, non-profits and retail, among others.
  • Provides strategic and legal advice to employers and owners in relation to construction labour law.

In addition, Kevin regularly appears before the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board, courts, arbitration boards and other administrative tribunals on behalf of employers.

Kevin was the founding Saskatchewan director and treasurer of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, a national association of management side labour lawyers. He is the former Chair of the Canadian Bar Association National Labour and Employment Law section and the former Chair of the CBA (Saskatchewan) Labour and Administrative Law North subsection. He has been recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert Legal Directory and Benchmark Canada. He is a frequent speaker on labour law and human rights law across Western Canada.

  • Conference Co-Chair, Lancaster House Calgary Labour Arbitration and Policy Conference (2016)
  • Conference Advisory Committee, Lancaster House Calgary Labour Arbitration and Policy Conference (2015)
  • Member, Canadian Industrial Relations Association, Organizing Committee to Establish a Saskatoon Chapter
  • Former Treasurer and Founding SK Director, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
  • Former Contributing Editor, O’Briens Encyclopedia of Forms, Employment and Labour Relations Volume (Toronto: Canada Law Book)
  • Co-Chair, Canadian Bar Association (National Branch) Annual Administrative and Labour Law CLE Conference (Ottawa, 1999)
  • Former Chair (1999-2001); Vice-Chair (1997-1999); Treasurer (1995-1997), Canadian Bar Association, National Labour and Employment Law Subsection
  • Former Chair and Vice-Chair, Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan (North), Administrative and Labour Law Section
  • The Use of Contract Workers Can Create Hidden Liabilities for Employers, HR Saskatchewan Magazine
  • “Recent Significant Developments in Human Rights Cases Impacting the Construction Industry,” Third Biennial Western Construction Labour Relations Conference (Edmonton)
  • Frequent columnist, HR Saskatchewan Magazine
  • Guest speaker on collective bargaining, University of Saskatchewan Edwards School of Business Labour Management Relations certificate program
  • Frequent guest speaker, University of Saskatchewan College of Law labour law and arbitration classes
  • “Union Certification in Saskatchewan,” Practical Law Canada magazine
  • “Emerging Labour Relations Issues in Saskatchewan,” Western Canada Construction Labour Relations Forum
  • “Update on Family Status in Human Rights Law,” Canadian Bar Association (Saskatchewan) Mid-winter Meeting
  • “Labour law Update,” Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (Vancouver)
  • Co-author and presenter, “Recent Developments in the Law Concerning Federal vs. Provincial Labour Jurisdiction,” The Canadian Bar Association National Labour Law Conference (Winnipeg)
  • Panellist, “Tax Issues of Wrongful Dismissal,” Canadian Bar Association National Annual General Meeting
  • “Top Human Rights Cases in Canada,” International Personnel Management Association
  • “Occupational Health and Safety in Saskatchewan,” Lorman Education Services
  • “Progressive Discipline for Supervisors and Stewards,” Centre for Labour-Management Development (Winnipeg, Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Regina)
  • “Discipline and Discharge in the Unionized Workplace,” Centre for Labour-Management Development (Winnipeg, Edmonton and Saskatoon)
  • “Human Resource Management Issues,” First Nations Financial Officers Association
  • “The Employer’s Perspective on the Duty to Accommodate,”Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union Conference (Regina)
  • “Multiple Forums for Litigation of Labour Issues,” Saskatchewan Legal Education Society Inc. (Regina and Saskatoon)
  • “The Implications of the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Wallace v. U.G.G.,” Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Branch Mid-Winter Meeting (Regina)
  • “Human Rights Issues in the Workplace,” Saskatchewan Legal Education Society Inc. (Regina and Saskatoon)
  • “Labour Mediation and Arbitration,” University of Saskatchewan, College of Law
  • “Discipline and Termination of Employees,” Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres Managers’ Conference
  • Diefenbaker for the Defence, Kevin Wilson and Garrett Wilson (Toronto: James Lorimar and Co., 1988)
  • Recognized as one the top lawyers in Employment & Labour Law by Chambers Canada (2019)
  • “Lawyer of the Year” – Labour and Employment Law (Saskatoon), Best Lawyers (2015 & 2019)
  • One of Benchmark Canada’s “Canada Litigation Stars” – Labour and Employment (since 2013)
  • One of the Best Lawyers in Canada – Labour and Employment Law (since 2010)
  • One of Canada’s Leading Lawyers, The Canadian Lexpert Legal Directory – Employment Law (Management), Labour (Management), Workplace Human Rights(Employer) – (since 2011)
  • Lexis-Nexis / Martindale-Hubbell – “BV Peer Review Rated”
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel (2009)