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Title: lawyer, partner Year of call: 1986

Expertise: labor and employment law

Sylvain Toupin has been practicing for 31 years exclusively in labor and employment law from an employer perspective. He represents employer interests, both in unionized and non-unionized work environments. Whether in cases involving strategic work relations planning, collective bargaining, or work contracts and non-compete agreements, he regular appears before administrative and civil courts representing clients across Canada. He also practices in the field of occupational health and safety.

Over the years, he has been particularly involved in cases in the ambulance services and  food industries.

Sylvain spends his free time car racing, even winning awards in North America. He is a closed-circuit driving instructor for the Porsche Club of America and also teaches beginner driving for the Ford Academy.

His fields of specialization include:

  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Professionals and Consultants
  • Health and Social Services
  • Transportation

Assistant: Manon Renaud


  • Labor and employment law (competition and duty of loyalty, federal labor law, human rights, pay equity, pay equity, occupational health and safety funding, collective bargaining, collective labor relations, individual labor relations, occupational health and safety)


  • LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke (1985)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Montreal) (2011 to present)
  • Denis, Toupin Avocats (Montreal)
  • Robinson Sheppard Shapiro (Montreal)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Instruction for management students at HEC Montréal on labor and employment law, particularly the various aspects of negotiation
  • Lectures and seminars on occupational health and safety in collaboration with Lorman Education Services
  • Lectures and training sessions on labor and employment law and on occupational health and safety for members and staff of various associations and businesses
  • Articles in a variety of trade journals, particularly on sexual harassment