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The Bank Does This By
The Bank of Canada is Canada’s central bank. It has a mandate to promote the economic and financial welfare of Canada by fostering a stable and efficient financial system, which includes banks and credit unions, the financial markets, and clearing and settlement systems.
The Bank has approximately 2300 employees who are subject to the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.
What You Will Do
Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, you provide the Bank with expert legal advice as an experienced senior legal practitioner. You will act as the Bank’s primary legal advisor on compliance related matters, conflicts of interest, and privacy and access to information. You will support other legal counsel at the Bank working in related areas and you will manage the work of outside counsel as required.
Specifically, You Will
What You Need To Succeed
You have expert knowledge of the legal environment as it relates to compliance, conflict of interest and ethics. You have a strong knowledge of privacy and access to information law, the legal framework surrounding information management and data licensing and residency. You have the ability to analyze complex legal issues and to provide practical advice. You have well-developed oral and written communications skills and you have demonstrated experience in the provision of legal advice to management, in an in-house role or a law firm environment. You have the ability to manage and oversee the work of external counsel.
To be successful in this role, you also require strong relationship-building skills and can function both independently and as part of a team, providing oversight and direction to senior legal counsel.
Your Education And Experience
This position requires a Law degree and membership in a Canadian provincial law society with a minimum of five post-call years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
What You Need To Know
Hybrid Work Model
The Bank offers work arrangements that provide employees with flexibility, enable high-performing teams, and support an excellent workplace culture. Most employees can telework from home for a substantial part of each month as part of the Bank`s hybrid work model, and they are expected on site at the Bank location a minimum of eight days per month to help build connections between colleagues. You must live in Canada, and within reasonable commuting distance of the office.
What You Can Expect From Us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career. For more information on key benefits please visit A great deal to consider .
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted via the clear legal job board.