Legal Counsel

  • Intact Insurance Company
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Nov 17, 2020
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

At Intact, insurance is not about things. It’s about people.  It’s what we believe, and it shapes everything we do.  It’s why we strive to provide a second-to-none experience for our customers and create an inspiring workplace for our employees to thrive in.

As Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance, we’re not only leading our industry, but we’re redefining what it means to work for it.  As a recognized top employer, we’re committed to living our values and supporting our dedicated people who bring their best to work each day because they know their work matters.  

  Your Job  

We’re looking for a Legal Counsel to join our growing team! 

As Legal Counsel, your work will have a big impact on our growth and on all aspects of our insurance operations.  People will count on you to provide quality legal advice and compliant and effective business solutions on different questions about the organization’s products, services and activities.  


Here are a few ways you'll make a difference:

  • Act as Legal Counsel on behalf of Intact Financial Corporation's subsidiaries, primarily in insurance regulatory law including the creation and distribution of insurance products, federal and provincial licensing, market conduct requirements, and marketing law
  • Ensure the integrity and values of the organization are always respected 
  • Participate in national strategic projects, in collaboration with the Manager or Vice President of Legal Affairs department, when appropriate
  Your Skills  
  • Member of the Law Society of Ontario
  • 2-5 years experience at a large law firm or large in-house department in commercial, corporate, or insurance law
  • Excellent research, drafting, negotiation, and communication skills
  • Confidence managing files independently with minimal support
  • Sound judgment and the ability to assess the practical implications of legal risks
  • Ability to proactively identify legal and reputational risks and propose innovation business solutions
  • Ability to build relationships with business units and stakeholders and influence decision-making at the operational and corporate levels
  • Team player with ability to collaborate well with others
  • Capacity to prioritize and handle several files and projects at once
  • Proficiency in French and prior experience in a regulated industry would be an asset but are not required 

Here are a few reasons why others have joined our team: 

  • An award-winning, inspiring workplace that supports its people and recognizes great work 
  • Stimulating, challenging projects and development opportunities to help you grow your skills and career
  • Flexibility in how and where you work
  • A comprehensive financial rewards program that recognizes your success
  • An extensive, flexible benefits package
  • An industry leading Employee Share Purchase Plan where we match 50% of net shares purchased
  • A casual ‘dress for your day’ culture that encourages you to be yourself
  • A $350 annual wellness account that promotes an active lifestyle
  Closing Statement  

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Intact, our values guide everything that we do.  We celebrate our differences and appreciate our similarities.  That’s why we are committed to building an inclusive and inspiring environment for all employees.  If you need a specific accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know and we will be happy to provide.

Background Checks

As an employer and publicly traded financial services company, the best interests of our customers, employees and shareholders are important to us.  We want Intact to be a great place to work!  This means that internal and external candidates will be asked to consent to background checks so we can learn more about you. Please note that for positions with access to financial data or funds, your credit must be in good standing.

Internal Candidates

For internal candidates, you can apply for a posted position if you have been in your current position for at least 12 months and are performing at a satisfactory level. Please note we may have identified other internal candidates through our Employee Development Program, and that the selection process may also be opened to external applicants.

Eligibility to Work in Canada

It’s important that you are legally eligible to work in Canada at the time an offer of employment is made.  You may be requested to provide proof of eligibility at that time.

This posting closes on November 18, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

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Practice Area(s)

Insurance Law