Regulatory Counsel

August 17 2020
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Administrative, Public, Regulatory, Govt., Commercial, Corporate, Mergers/Acquisitions, Legal, Paralegal
Winnipeg, MB

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through nine regional offices and 41 service offices in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.

We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience, advancement on a growing team.

Job Overview

The Regulatory Counsel will be responsible for assisting the Ethics, Compliance and Legal team on various matters with respect to Wawanesa’s Life and P&C insurance business and broker distribution operations. If you have 3-5 years’ post-call experience in-house, or at Canadian law firm, with a focus on Insurance laws and regulations, this could be the right opportunity for you.

Job Responsibilities

  • Researching and analyzing issues to provide legal advice and recommendations to clients throughout the organization on a variety of operational matters;
  • Providing advice and guidance on the legal and regulatory implications of existing, new or changed business projects or processes;
  • In conjunction with other members of the Ethics, Compliance and Legal Team:
    • supporting regulatory and legal monitoring activities;
    • analyzing and assessing changes to laws and regulations, and communicating those changes to stakeholders in a business-savvy manner;
    • developing and delivering in-person and other training programs on legal and regulatory requirements;
    • drafting, reviewing and supporting the development of key policies to address legal and regulatory risks;
  • Serving as a subject matter expert on key insurance laws and regulations;
  • Considering and providing commentary on discussion papers and other proposals related to new or changed laws and regulations which impact Wawanesa;
  • Supporting a strong ethics and compliance culture across the enterprise
  • Developing and maintaining legal knowledge relevant to the organization’s activities; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • 3-5 years’ post-call experience in-house or at Canadian law firm, with a focus on Insurance laws and regulations;
  • A law degree (LL.B. or Juris Doctor) from an accredited law school and eligibility to practice in Canada;
  • Strong drafting, research and problem-solving skills and abilities;
  • Exceptional interpersonal, time management and organizational skills, with a strong attention to detail;
  • A cooperative, enthusiastic and team-oriented attitude, with a demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues at all organizational levels; and
  • A high degree of professionalism and unquestioned personal ethics, integrity and responsibility

Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, goal achievement plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan). Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets.

If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.

Accommodations are available as needed for all applicants.

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