The Empire Life Insurance Company (“Empire Life”)

Founded in 1923, The Empire Life Insurance Company (“Empire Life”) is among the leading life insurance companies in Canada. Empire Life offers a full range of financial products and services to Canadians including individual and group life and health insurance, investment and retirement products. Proudly Canadian, and winner of the Insurance Business Awards’ Life & Health Insurer of the Year for three of the last five years, this organization’s mission is to make it simple, fast and easy for Canadians to get the investment, insurance and group benefits coverage they need to build wealth, generate income, and achieve financial security. In 2020, Empire Life was also recognized by Forbes for the second straight year as one of Canada’s Best Employers, offering an environment that encourages the pursuit of personal and professional success.

Empire Life is now seeking a Senior Legal Counsel to join its growing legal team. This individual will work closely with various business groups across the organization. Reporting to the Vice President, Legal Services, you will provide both legal and risk management advice on a wide variety of matters including life, health and group benefits insurance, IT and commercial contracts, and general corporate and commercial matters. Although Empire Life’s head offices are located in Kingston, there is flexibility with respect to whether the position is primarily located in Toronto or Kingston, and the option for some remote work.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 8 years of experience working within the financial services industry. Strong preference will be given to familiarity with legal and regulatory issues pertaining to the operations of a life and health insurance company, as well as knowledge of insurance and investment products, processes and systems. While support from the legal team will be provided, confidence and the ability to work independently will be required. Strong communication skills and good judgment as well as a pragmatic approach to finding solutions will be important. French proficiency will be an asset, though not required.

This is an exceptional opportunity to take on an integral role within a well-respected organization. The work is interesting, varied and national in nature and this position offers an excellent opportunity to grow and take on new challenges with a dynamic organization. If you are interested in applying to this position, please forward your cv and cover letter to Lorene Nagata or Lesa Ong of Nagataconnex Executive Legal Search at the contact information below.

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