Legal Counsel

  • Canadian Securities Exchange
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Sep 03, 2023
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

Legal Counsel - Canadian Securities Exchange (CNSX Markets Inc.)

We are looking for a Legal Counsel to join our dynamic team at the Canadian Securities Exchange. The CSE is a modern and innovative exchange that supports entrepreneurs in their desire to access the Canadian public capital markets. Our Legal and Compliance department, led by the Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (CLO), is responsible for supporting the exchange’s legal and regulatory obligations. The department partners with business lines to develop and implement new products and services and interacts with regulators, shareholders, and other stakeholders.


Key responsibilities for the legal counsel include:

  • Reviewing, and providing advice to business departments with respect to:
  • Contracts, including review and/or drafting of standard form agreements for products and services and a broad range of commercial contracts
  • Regulatory responsibilities and obligations
  • Day-to-day operations, including information security, technology initiatives, intellectual property, employment, privacy and promotion and marketing


  • Supporting the CLO with preparation of corporate governance documents and coordination of corporate secretarial functions and activities
  • Tracking and filing corporate and securities filings and obligations
  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of corporate policies and procedures
  • Assisting in compliance and risk reviews


You will bring to the role:

  • Enthusiasm, integrity, and engagement
  • A background in commercial or securities law
  • Experience with drafting and negotiating commercial agreements
  • Excellent analytical skills and legal judgment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Outstanding professionalism and work ethic
  • Willingness to learn and adapt
  • Ability to thrive in a constantly changing environment


You are a self-starter that can proactively and effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities and takes ownership for work and projects assigned.


Skills necessary:

  • Juris Doctorate and member of the Law Society of Ontario
  • 2-4 years corporate or securities law or corporate secretarial experience is required
  • Experience in compliance or regulatory role in the securities/financial industry is helpful


As a part of our team, you will receive:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive benefits package (health, life insurance, dental, disability, vision care)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Group Retirement Savings Plan
  • Financial support for fitness programs and job-related education
  • Vacation and leaves (e.g. personal days, sick leave)


This is an in-office role, but flexibility is in place for hybrid work arrangements.


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at the CSE

The Canadian Securities Exchange is dedicated to innovation in the capital markets and recognizes that having a workforce with diversity of thought, ideas, experience and perspectives is essential to building and maintaining such a culture of innovation. The CSE further understands that the commitment to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce that reflects the diverse environments within which we operate is an important goal. In order meet that commitment the CSE incorporates diversity, equity, and inclusiveness criteria into its talent management process.


The CSE is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected federally or provincially.


The CSE is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodations to apply for this opportunity, require this posting in an additional format, or if contacted for an interview and require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please contact us at We will work with all applicants to determine appropriate accommodation for individual accessibility needs.


The CSE thanks all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, however; only those under consideration will be contacted.