• Sun Life Financial
  • Toronto and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Aug 08, 2019
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) General Counsel Lawyer (Other)

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  • At Sun Life, we work together, share common values and encourage growth and achievement. We offer many career paths that attract a wide variety of talent and skills. Follow a path that lets your talents shine.


    Job Description:


    Role Summary


    Sun Life is looking for a lawyer with business acumen and a relentless focus on the client experience to join the dynamic legal team that supports our Canadian group life and health insurance benefits business. This is an agile role based in our Toronto office.


    What will you do?

    • You will be required to provide proactive, timely and strategic legal support to a business that supports the life and health insurance needs of millions of Canadians.
    • This will involve advice on benefit administration, privacy matters, insurance product development and marketing with an emphasis on digital and data influenced initiatives and negotiation of a variety of contractual arrangements.


    What you need to succeed?

    • The successful candidate will be assertive, resilient, adaptable and self-confident.
    • A member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario with between 2 and 5 years of relevant experience at a law firm or in-house legal team.
    • Enthusiastic about leveraging data and technology to provide legal solutions to our business partners and inform business strategy.
    • Able to engage and influence others with confidence.
    • Familiar with applicable industry and regulatory trends.
    • Able to distill complex problems and apply analytical and creative thinking to provide innovative solutions and manage risk.
    • Skilled at simplifying complex legal concepts and writing and speaking clearly.
    • Able to take a risk-based approach to the prioritization of work; and
    • Able to build relationships across multiple areas of the business.


    What’s in it for you?

    • Working within a high performance culture.
    • Supportive working environment, culture of collaboration.
    • Talented and diverse workforce; opportunity to launch a rewarding career.
    • A company that promotes health, wellness, and work/life balance.
    • We encourage our employees to champion continuous improvement.
    • We offer a competitive Total Rewards package and flexible working arrangements.


    The Base Pay range is for the primary location for which the job is posted.  It may vary depending on the work location of the successful candidate or other factors.  In addition to Base Pay, eligible Sun Life employees participate in various incentive plans, payment under which is discretionary and subject to individual and company performance.  Certain sales focused roles have sales incentive plans based on individual or group sales results. 


    Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life. A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.


    Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process or those needing job postings in an alternative format may e-mail a request to


    We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


    Salary Range:

    101,500/101 500 - 167,500/167 500


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    Posting End Date:

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      Full time

About Us

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  • Sun Life Financial is in the business of helping our Clients achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives. Founded in Canada in 1865, Sun Life has been a trusted name for generations. Today, Sun Life serves millions of Clients in Canada, the United States, Asia, the U.K. and other parts of the world. Our range of protection and wealth management businesses supports our continued growth and a bright future ahead.


    We believe diversity is the foundation for understanding the needs of our Clients. Our inclusive culture empowers employees to bring their whole selves to work and contribute to their full potential. We care about the mental, physical and financial wellbeing of our employees by providing progressive reward programs.    


    We aim to make life brighter for our colleagues, Clients and communities globally. We are proud to be recognized year-after-year as one of the world’s most sustainable organizations. With our philanthropic focus on arts, culture and health, we’re dedicated to making the arts more accessible and to our signature cause, the prevention of type 2 diabetes.


    If you’re looking for an energetic organization that’s committed to employee development and best-in-class client experiences, rise up with Sun Life.  


    Life’s brighter under the sun.

Practice Area(s)

Legal Counsel