Multiple Legal Opportunities

Build Your Professional Legal Career at the OSC

Career Opportunities available across multiple OSC departments and multiple levels of experience
Full-time permanent & contract positions
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At the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), we are operating in a fast-paced environment to meet a changing marketplace that requires new ways of thinking and new approaches.  The challenge to keep pace with financial innovation, new technologies and emerging issues means every day is an interesting day. As a member of our dynamic teams of professionals, you will enhance your ability to interpret and apply securities law and regulatory oversight to complex investor protection and capital markets issues. The work we do has a meaningful impact on investors and on the efficient operation of the capital markets. Learn more about the OSC mandate.

What we do makes a difference. We deliver strong investor protection and foster confidence in the capital markets. Learn more about the OSC by visiting our careers site.

If you are the type of person who:

  • is passionate about having a meaningful impact on investors and participants in Ontario’s capital markets,

  • desires the opportunity to take on unique and challenging work and,

  • enjoys being part of a dynamic team of professionals and collaborating with subject-matter experts.


​If you have:

  • a membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario

  • a good understanding of the securities, investment management, or the financial industry  

  • demonstrated proficiency in balancing regulatory objectives with practical business considerations

  • demonstrated ability to analyze complex problems and develop creative recommendations

  • the ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely

  • demonstrated ability to establish collaborative working relationships and engage with internal and external stakeholders

  • litigation experience conducting and leading proceedings before regulatory tribunals or courts


​Join the OSC team to shape your legal career!

Career Opportunities are currently available in the following departments, however not limited to:

  • Compliance & Registrant Regulation

  • Corporate Finance

  • General Counsel’s Office

  • Investment Funds & Structured Products

The work of each department varies in their collective effort to advance the OSC’s mandate. Learn more about department mandates.

Your work might include the following:

  • Representing Staff in written or oral administrative proceedings.

  • Assessing compliance with securities law and making practical and constructive recommendations for improvement.

  • Reviewing exemptive relief applications, drafting orders and making recommendations to the decision-maker.

  • Considering investor protection issues, assessing product disclosure and considering applications for discretionary relief. Reviewing prospectus offerings that may involve novel or complex issues, and drafting orders and recommendation memorandums.

  • Providing in-house legal, policy and risk management advice in a wide range of areas and rendering legal opinions on challenging matters such as Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, procurement and contracts.

  • Conducting investigations into potential breaches of Ontario securities law and providing legal advice and guidance to staff members.

  • Conducting administrative hearings, organizing disclosure, and drafting proceeding documents and liaising with counsel for respondents to proceedings.

  • Perform in-depth reviews of registrant conduct matters, recommend appropriate regulatory action to address the findings of those reviews and, where necessary, represent Staff in written or oral administrative proceedings.


​Please submit your application online to be considered for our current opportunities by December 11, 2018.

Internal applicants: please apply using the Taleo profile created with your OSC email address.

Questions? Review our Quick Guide to Applying for a Position

The OSC is committed to providing an inclusive workplace environment that meets the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities.  Please go to Accessibility at the OSC to review the OSC’s policies on accessibility and accommodation in the workplace.


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