Corporate Counsel, Insurance Operations

Job Code: 7587
Location: Waterloo, ON
Department: Legal
# of openings: 1
Job Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 02/04/18



Because a changing industry calls for a new way of doing things. An ambitious, innovative and fast-paced company, we offer exceptional training and development programs, competitive pay, great benefits, company-matched RRSPs, and paid volunteer days — all within an engaging, fun, and collaborative work environment.

Founded more than 145 years ago, Economical is one of Canada’s leading property and casualty insurance companies. We rely on our national network of more than 800 independent brokers to sell a range of car, home, business, and farm insurance solutions. With Sonnet and Petline, we’re extending our reach through the direct-to-customer channel. With more than 2,400 active employees across the country and a commitment to rethinking the insurance experience, we’re poised for great things.

We’re now adding to our high-performance team to take us into the future. Let’s rethink insurance, together.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide guidance, advice and support to a diverse range of operating units across Economical’s businesses
  • Work collaboratively as part of broader organizational project teams
  • Be called on to consult with other members of our Legal team and be a primary resource for our Enterprise Risk and Compliance staff, and Ombudsperson and Privacy operations
  • Report directly to Senior Counsel, Corporate Compliance and Privacy 

Your Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal guidance to relevant business groups
  • Contribute to ongoing legal risk management initiatives conducted by our growing Legal department
  • Review marketing-related materials
  • Research, analyze and interpret insurance, financial services and other regulatory guidance and legislation
  • Interface with regulatory agencies and other external stakeholders

Who We’re Looking for:

  • At least 2 years of business law, privacy and compliance experience gained from an in-house corporate environment or a well-respected law firm
    • Industry experience gained from an insurance company or other financial institution will be of particular interest, including experience with PIPEDA, advertising/marketing and insurance operations
  • Technically strong and practical in your approach
  • Familiarity with on-line business models and digital marketing
  • Excellent communication, research and drafting skills, including the capacity to communicate with clients in the way they want to be dealt with
  • Outstanding judgment
  • Ability and desire to work independently
  • Willingness to build strong client relationships will be essential

This is an opportunity that will require you to take on more responsibilities as you develop.

At Economical, we all work together to come up with big ideas — then bring them to life. We focus on our customers first, we bring our best, and we’re stronger together. If you’ve got the passion and the desire to help us reinvent insurance, let’s talk.


Create a general profile here. To complete the online application process, you’ll need to upload your resume before you apply for the role you’re interested in. Please note that only one document can be uploaded, so be sure to combine your resume and cover letter.

We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment that welcomes diversity and supports accessibility across the organization. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting:

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Economical Insurance includes the following companies: Economical Mutual Insurance Company, The Missisquoi Insurance Company, Perth Insurance Company, Waterloo Insurance Company, Family Insurance Solutions Inc., Sonnet Insurance Company, Petline Insurance Company.

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