Mark Alward

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Mark Alward

Mark Alward Associate

  • University of Manitoba BA 2015, JD 2018

Mark practices in the Labour and Employment department. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts (2015) and Juris Doctor (2018) from the University of Manitoba where he was involved in student leadership and government. Mark prides himself on being personal and approachable to his clients and providing an excellent lawyer-client line of communication.


  • Taylor McCaffrey LLP Entrance Award, 2015

Memberships and Professional Designations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, 2015-present
  • Member, Manitoba Bar Association 2015-present
  • Law Society of Manitoba
  • Taylor McCaffrey is the exclusive Manitoba member of the Employment Law Alliance, the world’s largest and leading management side network of labour and employment lawyers with selected members literally worldwide.
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) – the leading management-side labour and employment lawyers organization in Canada


  • Hockey Winnipeg, Vice President Officials, 2017-Present
  • Volunteer Manitoba, Board Member, 2018-Present
  • Manitoba Law Student’s Association, Vice President Finance 2017-2018

Volunteer & Community Involvement

  • University of Manitoba Students Union Board Chair 2017
  • Taylor McCaffrey LLP, United Way Committee, 2018

Articles and Resources by Mark Alward

Resources by Mark Alward

Premature Settlement of Unjust Dismissal Complaints under the Canada Labour Code: Fact or Fiction

2020 | 12 | 01

The decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in Bank of Montréal v Yanping (Kate) Li, 2020 FCA 22, provides an interesting take on the settlement of a dismissal under the jurisdiction of the Canada Labour Code (the "Code") prior to a complaint of unjust dismissal being filed that federally regulated employers should be wary of.


COVID-19 and the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit

2020 | 04 | 09

On March 25, 2020 the Federal Government announced the coming Canadian Emergency Response Benefit ("CERB") to provide aid to many individuals whose income has been impacted by COVID-19. More details have been released as the days have passed, the program has evolved in some ways since originally announced, and went live on April 6, 2020.