Corporate Counsel, Commercial Alliances

Job Code: 8720
Location: Waterloo, ON
Department: Legal
# of openings: 1
Job Type: Contract
Closing Date: 21/04/19


Contract employment opportunities exist for an immediate start.


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 business units

  • Work collaboratively with many areas of the company to draft, interpret and negotiate various types of agreements

  • Consult with other members of our Legal team and be a primary source of expertise, providing sound advice and driving consistency in Economical’s approach to partnering with vendors and other third parties

  • Participate in the continuous improvement of our processes and systems for contracting and legal risk management

  • Provide assistance for strategic initiatives as required

Your Responsibilities:

  • Research, analyze and interpret various matters as they relate to the operations of a P&C insurance company, so as to advise business partners on changes in the legal environment

  • Review, draft and negotiate a broad range of agreements including templates, non-disclosure, licenses, professional services, marketing, corporate services and lease agreements

  • Provide advice and legal opinions, advising senior management on legal issues, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, and negotiation and contract management strategy

  • Build effective internal and external relationships through an approachable and consultative approach

Your Skills and Experience:

  • Law Degree from an accredited law school (LLB or Juris Doctor)

  • Licensed by the Law Society of Ontario to practice law as a lawyer in Ontario

  • At least 3 years of post-call experience drafting and negotiating agreements. Exposure to insurance or other financial sectors will be of particular interest.

  • Excellent communication, research and drafting skills, including the capacity to communicate with business partners in the way they want to be dealt with

  • Outstanding judgment and ability to deal with complex issues and safeguard confidential information

  • Willingness to build strong business relationships

  • Ability to perform under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple, sometimes conflicting priorities

  • Exemplary professionalism and integrity


This opportunity 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.


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, Family Insurance Solutions Inc., Sonnet Insurance Company, Petline Insurance Company.

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