Counsel - Corporate Legal

  • Sun Life Financial
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Jan 06, 2020
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Solicitor

Job Description

At Sun Life, we work together, share common values and encourage growth and achievement. We offer many career paths that attract a wide variety of talent and skills. Follow a path that lets your talents shine.


Job Description:

Sun Life’s high caliber legal team is seeking a Corporate/Securities Lawyer to join them as Counsel at our global headquarters in downtown Toronto.  Reporting to the Assistant Vice-President & Senior Counsel, Corporate Legal, the successful candidate will collaborate with Sun Life’s various Corporate Office groups, including Finance, Capital, Investor Relations, Tax, Risk and Corporate Secretary.  Responsibilities will include proactive and timely legal support on enterprise public disclosure, managing legal aspects of corporate and capital market projects, advising on securities and financial services regulation, and advising on governance matters.  


This is a rare opportunity to join a collaborative team that offers sophisticated work, and a company wide focus on talent development.


The ideal candidate will be:

  • licensed to practice law in Ontario and have 5+ years of relevant securities law and corporate / transactional experience gained at a leading law firm or publicly traded company
  • able to engage and influence others with confidence, while building relationships across multiple areas of the business and working as a team player
  • a self-starter who is developing strong business acumen and the ability to effectively support simultaneous projects
  • proactively engaged to keep up with regulatory developments and changes
  • skilled at simplifying complex legal concepts to provide pro-active advice in a clear and concise manner
  • able to take a risk-based approach to the prioritization of work




The Base Pay range is for the primary location for which the job is posted.  It may vary depending on the work location of the successful candidate or other factors.  In addition to Base Pay, eligible Sun Life employees participate in various incentive plans, payment under which is discretionary and subject to individual and company performance.  Certain sales focused roles have sales incentive plans based on individual or group sales results. 


Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life. A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.


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We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Practice Area(s)

Corporate Law


5+ years