Killian McParland


Suite 900, Purdy’s Wharf Tower One
1959 Upper Water St.
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 3N2



Language(s) spoken: English

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

Legal Assistant(s): Susan Snow

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 and severance and claims of wrongful dismissal
  • Operational restructuring and claims of constructive dismissal
  • Occupational health and safety and claims for workers’ compensation
  • Union applications for certification and other Labour Board matters
  • Labour grievances and arbitrations
  • Collective bargaining
  • Employment and independent 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
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


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