Legal Counsel - Wealth Products and Distribution

  • Canada Life Assurance Company
  • Canada
  • Jul 16, 2021
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Job Description

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Being a part of Canada Life means you have a voice. This is a place where your unique background, perspectives and talents are valued, and shape our future success.


You can be your best here. You’re part of a diverse and inclusive workplace where your career and well-being are championed. You’ll have the opportunity to excel in your way, finding new and better ways to deliver exceptional customer and advisor experiences.


Together, as part of a great team, you’ll deliver on our shared purpose to improve the well-being of Canadians. It’s our driving force. Become part of a strong and successful company that’s trusted by millions of Canadians to do the right thing. 


Be your best at Canada Life.


We are looking for a Legal Counsel - Wealth Products and Distrubtion. 


Given the size and scope of our organization, we have the flexibility for this position to be located in the following head office locations: Toronto, London, Winnipeg. 

We are currently recruiting for the position of Legal Counsel within our Law Department.  Reporting to the Assistant Vice President & Senior Counsel, you will be a key member of the legal team providing support to our Canadian business units by providing practical and timely legal advice on strategic and tactical business issues related to securities laws and the manufacture and distribution of wealth products.  You will work closely with a group of legal professionals and business leaders on a range of securities and general corporate/commercial matters, including the preparation of prospectuses and other continuous disclosure filings, as well as advising on policy and regulatory matters, product development, and other areas relevant to our wealth products and distribution business.  Your work will be wide-ranging and will provide the opportunity to develop expertise in dynamic practice areas.  This is an exciting opportunity to work with a highly accomplished team of legal professionals supporting one of Canada’s leading financial services companies.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Contributing as a member of the Legal Team bringing your experience and creative legal skills to provide practical solutions to our businesses
  • Drafting disclosure documents and material contracts for retail investment products
  • Supporting new product development
  • Supporting institutional investment management activities in Canada and other jurisdictions
  • Contract negotiation (trading documentation, service agreements, other corporate contracts)
  • Regulatory review and analysis, including securities laws and other applicable Canadian and foreign legislation
  • Developing the legal structures for new and innovative investment products and services
  • Reviewing marketing materials

Qualifications and Competencies: 

  • Law Degree, Member of a Provincial Bar in good standing
  • 3-5 years of relevant legal work experience at a large law firm or in-house
  • Experience with NI 81-102 mutual funds and other pooled funds, institutional investing, securities experience
  • Independent Review Committee experience considered a strong asset
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Strong drafting, legal and communication skills with a practical solution-oriented approach
  • Demonstrated superior skill in drafting agreements or public disclosure documents
  • Ability to work independently to proactively drive projects to completion
  • Highly focused with attention to detail
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills with experience simplifying and resolving complex problems
  • Superior organizational and time management skills with experience addressing multiple projects at once


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Canada Life serves the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations. 


We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential. 



Canada Life would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted

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