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Killian McParland


Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2017; Ontario, 2017

Legal Assistant(s): Hayden Marchand

Killian’s practice is focused on assisting clients with the core of their organization: the people. He is a management-side employment, labour, and human rights lawyer with a client-centric and forward-thinking approach. He provides clients with tailored advisory and advocacy services related to:

  • Performance management and discipline
  • Workplace accommodation and claims of discrimination
  • Termination, severance, and claims of wrongful dismissal
  • Operational restructuring and claims of constructive dismissal
  • Enforcement of post-employment duties, including restrictive covenants
  • Occupational health and safety and workers’ compensation
  • Union applications for certification and collective bargaining
  • Labour relations, grievances, and arbitrations
  • Employment and contractor agreements, policies, and procedures
  • Employment- and labour-related matters in corporate transactions

Education & Career


Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law, JD, 2016
Queen’s University, Smith School of Business, BComm (Hons), 2012


Member, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
Member, The Advocates’ Society
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Director, Laing House Association Board (Chair, HR & Governance)
Judicial law clerk, Federal Court of Canada, 2016 – 2017


Killian received many awards while attending law school, including:

  • Schulich Scholarship in Law
  • Blakes Scholar Award
  • Torey Family Scholarship
  • Clifford Rae Achievement Award
  • Borden Ladner Gervais Professional Excellence Award

Thought Leadership


COVID-19: The Saga Continues, private client presentation, March 2021

Co-presenter, “Federal Focus”, Stewart McKelvey Labour and Employment webinar

January 27, 2022

Speaker and participant at a number of seminars relating to the field of labour and employment law

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