• Full Time
  • Anywhere

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Reporting to the Assistant Vice President & Senior Counsel, you will be a key member of the legal team providing support to our Canadian wealth and asset management businesses by providing practical and timely legal advice on strategic and tactical business issues related to securities law and investment fund manufacturing and distribution.  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 investment fund 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 businesses.  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.



Work collaboratively with business and functional partners to provide practical, risk-based legal advice on a wide range of matters impacting our wealth and asset management businesses
Draft disclosure documents for the initial and continued offering of investment funds
Draft and negotiate material contracts and exemptive relief applications for retail investment products
Support new product development and existing product reorganizations
Support institutional investment management activities
Negotiate contracts (sub-advisor agreements, custodial agreements, trading documentation, service agreements, other corporate contracts)
Research and advise on legal issues of substantial complexity and advise on regulatory requirements and developments, including securities laws and other applicable Canadian and foreign legislation
Advise on individual and firm registrant regulation matters
Develop legal structures for new and innovative investment products and services
Review marketing materials
Qualifications and Competencies:

Law Degree, Member in good standing of a provincial Bar
Minimum of 3 years of relevant legal work experience (law firm, in-house, or securities regulatory body)
Knowledge and experience with National Instrument 31-103 and National Instruments 81-101 through 81-107, investment funds and other pooled funds, institutional investing, and general securities / corporate law
Independent Review Committee experience considered a strong asset
Self-motivated with the ability to work well independently and as part of a team
Strong written and verbal communication skills with a practical solution-oriented approach and ability to see the big picture
Demonstrated superior skill in drafting agreements or public disclosure documents
Ability to proactively bring 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 handling multiple projects at once
Willingness to learn new topics and work in an evolving business environment
General investment knowledge and completion of Canadian Securities Course or Canadian Investment Funds Course considered an asset
Experience relating to portfolio managers / private wealth considered an asset

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.


Be your best at Canada Life- Apply today!


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.


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.


It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Canada Life policies. To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact talentacquisitioncanada@canadalife.com.


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


To apply for this job please visit careers-canadalife.icims.com.