Junior/intermediate Securities Law Clerk

November 13 2023
Industries Legal
Categories Banking, Financial, Generalist,
Toronto, ON • Full time

Our securities department is currently seeking a Securities Law Clerk to join our dynamic team of professionals. The ideal candidate will be a confident, proactive, highly detail-oriented team player who possesses excellent organizational skills. Working with other law clerks, lawyers and other legal professionals, it is expected that the candidate will be able to manage a high volume of work with tight turnaround times during and outside of business hours.

Primary Tasks/Responsibilities

Progressively learn and assist in all aspects of securities-related matters including:

  • Assisting/coordinating with agent for service matters;
  • Assisting with filings through the OSC e-portal and the BCSC e-services portal;
  • Performing simple SEDAR+, SEDI and NRD filings;
  • Drafting, preparing and filing reports (i.e. exempt trade reports (45-106F1)), press releases related to early warning reports, early warning reports, alternative monthly reports, material change reports, issuer event reports, insider reports;
  • Assisting with continuous disclosure filing matters;
  • Calculating filing fees related to annual financial statements; preparing Ontario and Alberta related participation fee forms;
  • Providing assistance to clients with registration-related matters and completing filings with applicable regulators along with completing filings on NRD related to registrant firm matters and its registered / permitted individuals;
  • Preparing initial firm registration packages and assisting lawyers with respect to clients' dealer, adviser and / or investment fund manager registration applications, including drafting required forms and supporting documents, communicating with clients, preparing and filing materials with regulatory authorities and preparing client reporting letter;
  • Assisting with preparing and filing of international adviser / international dealer / international investment fund manager permitted client exemption documentation;
  • Assisting with annual renewal matters in connection to clients relying on the international adviser / international dealer / international investment fund manager permitted client exemption (send reminder notices to clients, follow-ups, ensure applicable annual renewal fees and notices are submitted to the applicable regulators within the filing deadline);
  • Researching and / or calculating regulatory fees;
  • Reporting to and assisting other department clerks;
  • Searching for internal and external precedents;
  • Drafting routine correspondence;
  • Preparing reporting issuer status lists;
  • Compiling continuous disclosure binders;
  • Performing registration status searches;
  • Issuing press releases with applicable newswires;
  • Providing supervision to administrative support as needed; and
  • Assisting with other general securities matters as necessary.

Knowledge/Experience Required

  • Law Clerk Certificate from a recognized institution or Corporate Seal accreditation from The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario;
  • Securities law clerk experience and / or a background in securities law is an asset;
  • University degree is an asset; and
  • Experience with SEDAR+, NRD and SEDI is an asset.


  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple priorities;
  • Superior attention to detail and excellent judgment and decision-making skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to foster strong working relationships within a team;
  • Flexible; easily adapts to different work and communication styles;
  • Projects confidence; professional and mature; and
  • Ability to work outside of normal office hours as needed.

Please Note: Our firm has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy which requires all firm members to be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine. You will not be asked to disclose your vaccination status during the interview process. If you are offered employment, you will find a vaccination clause in your offer of employment providing that prior to commencing any employment with the Firm, you must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccination. The Firm will make reasonable accommodation efforts if you cannot be vaccinated due to medical, religious, or other grounds to the extent protected by applicable human rights legislation.

Stikeman Elliott is committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise Human Resources during the recruitment process.

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