Legal Counsel Corporate Finance Branch

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)
Posting Date:
Oct 08, 2021
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)
Area of Law:
Corporate Finance
Position Type:
Legal Counsel
Nov 30, 2021
4+ years


The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is the statutory body responsible for administering and enforcing securities legislation in the Province of Ontario. As a regulator of the capital markets, the OSC is working to safeguard the integrity of the Ontario securities markets. With the challenges of regulating today’s ever changing dynamic capital markets, the OSC continues to be an employer that offers exciting career opportunities. Please visit the OSC website to learn more about the OSC mandate.

The Corporate Finance Branch is a regulatory branch responsible for regulating issuers (other than investment funds) in the public and exempt markets. The branch reviews public distributions of securities, exempt market activities and continuous disclosure of reporting issuers, and leads issuer-related policy initiatives. In addition, this branch plays an active role in policy development within the OSC and the Canadian Securities Administrators. In response to internal promotions and the unprecedented activity in the market the Corporate Finance branch is now seeking Legal Counsels to join their team. As a Legal Counsel, you will review prospectuses, applications for discretionary relief from securities legislation, exempt market activities, continuous disclosure filings, interact with market participants, conduct research on complex issues and contribute to the development of policy initiatives. This position will report to a Manager-level individual and is based in downtown Toronto. The position is currently remote; however, post the organization’s pandemic measures, there will be flexibility to work from home for part of the time.

The ideal candidate will be a lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario and have a minimum of 4 years of experience working with the securities regulatory regime as it applies to public companies and companies raising capital in the exempt market ideally gained at a law firm or a company/corporation. Excellent legal knowledge of capital markets and the ability to exercise good judgement are key to success in this role. As this role will involve cutting-edge work in relation to policies and regulations, any experience in policy development will be considered a strong asset. The ability to work on a team, be analytical and balance regulatory objectives with practical business considerations will be important.

This is an opportunity to influence the further development of securities laws and regulations. The work associated with this role is top quality and complex, allowing you to experience continuous personal and professional growth. This is an opportunity to join a very collegial and collaborative group. It offers a diverse, fair and flexible work environment and takes pride in its challenging and rewarding work. If you like to problem solve and have a genuine interest in protecting the integrity of the ever changing capital markets, this may be the perfect position for you. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your cover letter and resume to Lorene Nagata or Garrett Giannidis of NagataCONNEX Executive Legal Search.

Inclusion and Diversity at the OSC

The OSC is committed to diversity and providing an inclusive workplace. It is our priority to ensure employment opportunities are visible and barrier-free to all under-represented groups including but not limited to, Indigenous, Black and racialized groups, people with disabilities, women and people from the LGBTQ2S community, to achieve an employee demographic profile reflective of the demographic profile of Ontarians.

The OSC is a proud partner with the following organizations: BlackNorth Initiative, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, and Pride at Work Canada. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting our confidential inbox


Contact Name Lorene Nagata or Garrett Giannidis

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