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Come work for a company that’s committed to the success of each and every employee. A place where innovators and collaborators come together and build on each other’s talents. Where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.
FCT provides industry-leading title insurance, default solutions and other real estate related products and services to legal, lending, valuation and real estate professionals across Canada. With FCT, you will have the opportunity to build a meaningful career. Join us as we continue to do exciting work and make a big impact on our colleagues, customers and communities.
We are continually searching for great talent; individuals who possess a deep commitment to the customers and markets we serve. If you would like to join a company that is committed to the success of each employee and offers challenge, purpose and the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally in a team-oriented environment, you'll enjoy a career with us! We understand that fostering a diverse and inclusive environment is critical for the success of our business, and we actively work towards it every day.
As a Residential Real Estate Law Clerk (Underwriter) you will assess risk associated with deals and communicate with clients. You will maintain a phone queue and respond to client inquiries providing detailed coverage information.
HERE'S HOW YOU'LL CONTRIBUTE:
Provide underwriting support to internal and external customers in a timely, professional manner by maintaining the phone queue and reviewing title requisitions, surveys, title and off-title searches; provide pre-approvals to Account Managers, Lawyers, Mortgage Brokers, Realtors, Purchasers and Vendors.
Review policy orders, communicate with external sources to identify fraudulent transactions by contacting the solicitor’s on record, lenders and the Insured, as necessary, obtain sub-searches and use an identity authentication service, if required.
Prepare and explain non-standard Schedule B exceptions and Endorsements and confer with Solicitors.
Assist in the issuance of Managed Mortgage Solutions policies by reviewing title searches, commitments to insure, writ of execution searches and surveys.
Maintain knowledge of FCT’s underwriting guidelines by attending and participating in underwriting meetings; keep up to date with new or revised statutes across Canada.
HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL BRING:
Minimum of 5 years experience working in a real estate law firm
Specialized and technical knowledge of the practice of real estate law, including a sound understanding of the mechanics of a real estate transaction, and knowledge of Land Titles
Professional and customer service focused with strong communication skills
Ability to pay attention to detail while managing multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
Strong computer skills
All applicants must be available to work the following shifts: 11:30am to 8:00pm or 12:30pm to 9:00pm (lunch breaks included).
HERE’S WHAT SETS US APART:
Through mentoring, innovative tools, and a variety of programs that engage and reward, we empower each employee to be great and drive results.
Comprehensive benefits that include virtual healthcare and an Employee & Family Assistance Program
Group retirement savings plan with company match
Paid holidays and generous paid time off
Paid volunteer opportunities and charitable donation matching
Employee recognition programs that include referral incentives
Potential for performance-based incentives
The opportunity to participate in our stock purchase plan
*As per terms of the employment agreement
The Great Place to Work® Institute has named FCT one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Workplaces, Best Workplaces in Canada for Financial Services & Insurance, Best Workplaces in Canada for Women, Best Workplaces in Canada for Inclusion and Best Workplaces in Canada for Mental Wellness. We’re also one of Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America.
By joining us, you will not only be part of an award-winning organization, you will be part of a workforce that is engaged and empowered to succeed.
Thank you for considering FCT. We look forward to meeting you.
In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of FCT’s hiring process.
To avoid any delays in the recruitment process, if you require accommodation to apply, please provide your accommodation needs in advance. You may also be required to submit adequate medical/other documentation to Human Resources to support your request for accommodation.
FCT is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. All recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers, promotions, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, and other terms and conditions of employment will be on the basis of the qualifications of the individual regardless of race, colour, place of origin, ethnic origin, citizenship, handicap (including mental and physical disability), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, creed (religion), marital status, family status (being in a parent/child relationship), age, or any other basis prohibited by the applicable provincial or federal human rights legislation.