Legal Counsel

Raymond James Ltd. is seeking a qualified Legal Counsel to work in our downtown Vancouver office.

Raymond James Ltd. is Canada’s leading independent investment dealer offering high quality investment products and services to Canadians seeking customized solutions to their wealth management needs.

This position is responsible for providing legal advice and support to departments and business lines at Raymond James, ensuring that legal risk and compliance is managed to the highest level of governance for the Company. Specifically, this role provides legal support in the areas of general corporate and commercial law, contract law, employment law, privacy, insurance and document and process management.

Specifically you will:

 Advise business units on regulatory, corporate and commercial matters in a strategic, practical, proactive and tailored manner;

 Draft and negotiate agreements between Raymond James entities and with external suppliers and clients;

 Provide legal advice to Human Resources concerning policy development, recruitment, terminations, benefits coverage and human rights matters;

 Provide guidance on regulatory and internal investigations;

 Assist in the continual improvement of processes, documentation, and practices to achieve more efficient workflow; and

 Other duties as assigned.

To qualify for this opportunity you possess:

 Law degree and admitted to the bar in a Canadian jurisdiction;

 5 years’ experience in a financial services firm or corporate law firm environment; and

 Experience with securities industry compliance policies and procedures. 

The following are assets for this position if you have:

 Prior experience as in-house legal counsel within a securities dealer or within another highly regulated environment;

 Prior legal practice experience in employment law;

 Knowledge of information technology law as it relates to contracts, privacy and information technology governance.; and

 Working knowledge of both English and French

The selected candidate will have these attributes:

 Superior oral and written communication skills;

 Well-developed and proven customer service and interpersonal skills;

 Organized with an ability to prioritize concurring obligations; and

 Able to work with tight deadlines, works well under pressure.

This is a permanent full-time position with a competitive compensation and benefits package. Applicants looking for a part-time position will also be considered. If you would like to join our team, please send a resume and covering letter, quoting the position and Job Posting # 18-204 by November 16, 2018 using the Apply button. 

To be considered for employment candidates will be required to provide proof of citizenship, permanent residency or eligibility to work in Canada with no restrictions. We require applicants to complete a background verification process prior to commencing employment with the company, including but not limited to a credit and criminal record check. Employment is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a pre-employment background check.

We sincerely thank all applicants who express an interest in this role: only those being directly considered will be contacted.

Raymond James Ltd. recognizes the value of a diverse workforce and appreciates the unique skills and special contribution of each employee. We are committed to accessibility for candidates through all stages of the recruitment process. Should you require accommodation, please contact Human Resources via email at

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