Senior Counsel Corporate and Securities

Posted on:
April 17, 2024

We are currently recruiting for the position of Senior Counsel, Corporate & Securities within our Law Department to support Finance, Treasury, Sustainability and Corporate Governance.  This position will report into the AVP & Senior Counsel, Corporate & Securities. You will work closely with a group of legal professionals and senior business leaders, with a primary focus on providing securities, governance and disclosure advice, including legal support and advice for

  • Corporate financing transactions of all types, including public and private offerings of securities and credit facilities in Canada, the United States and Europe, as well as other treasury activities such as normal course and substantial issuer bids
  • Public disclosure documents, including core reporting issuer documentation as well as sustainability (ESG) disclosures
  • Significant corporate governance matters including sustainability and major incident management and related policies and procedures
  • Negotiation of agreements including credit facilities, underwriting agreements, NDAs, transfer agency agreements
  • Global investments matters, such as information barriers
  • Corporate documentation relating to these matters

Your work will be wide-ranging and will provide the opportunity to demonstrate proven expertise in dynamic practice areas.  It will involve coordinating business feedback on agreements and legal documentation, interacting with external counsel and project management. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a highly accomplished team of legal professionals supporting one of Canada’s leading financial services companies.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • University Degree, Member of a Provincial Bar in good standing, work experience in securities law and corporate finance matters
  • 5-7 years legal experience
  • Strong oral communication skills, with the ability to synthesize and present issues with clarity to business leaders of various business and functional areas
  • Excellent judgment, with the ability to identify key issues and provide an independent view to the business team in a clear and practical manner
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills with experience resolving complex problems
  • Strong drafting, legal and written communication skills with a practical solution-oriented approach and the ability to use clear, plain language
  • Self-motivated and a desire to work both independently and in a cooperative team environment
  • Highly focused with attention to detail
  • Superior organizational and time management skills with experience addressing multiple projects at once

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. Attendance in the office is required for a minimum of 2 days per week, with the possibility of more frequent attendance depending on business needs.

Career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting, closing dates will vary depending on the search activity. All applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Be your best at Great-West Lifeco and Canada Life - Apply today! 

Great-West Lifeco Inc. is a leading international financial services holding company headquartered in Canada with interests in life insurance, health insurance, retirement and investment services, asset management, and reinsurance businesses. It operates in Canada, the United States, and Europe under the brands: Canada Life, Canada Life Germany, Canada Life UK, Canada Life Reinsurance, Empower Retirement, Putnam Investments and Irish Life.

In Canada, Great-West Lifeco operates under the Canada Life brand, offering a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions and serves the financial security needs of more than 12 million customers. Globally our combined companies have approximately 24,500 employees, 205,000 advisor relationships, and thousands of distribution partners – all serving more than 30 million customer relationships across these regions.

Being a part of our organization 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 are 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.

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

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


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