(8+ Years’ Experience, Toronto, Kingston or Montreal)

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 units across the organization. Reporting to the Associate General Counsel, you will provide both legal and risk management advice on a wide variety of matters including IT and commercial contracts, individual life, health and investment insurance products, and general corporate and commercial matters. Although Empire Life’s head office is located in Kingston, the position may be based out of Empire Life’s Kingston, Toronto or Montreal offices, with the option for working from home for part of the time.

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, knowledge of individual investment and insurance products, processes and systems, and technology and/or IT procurement matters. While support from members of 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.

This is an exceptional opportunity to take on an integral role within a well-respected organization known for integrity, financial strength, industry-leading technology and personalized service. The work is interesting, varied and national in nature and this position offers an excellent opportunity to work in a highly collaborative and team-focused culture. If you are interested in applying to this position, please forward your cv and cover letter to Lesa Ong or Lorene Nagata of NagataConnex Executive Legal Search at the contact information below.

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