Job Posting Details

Legal Counsel, First Nations Bank of Canada

Location:Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Posting Date:January 9, 2019
Closing Date:until filled
Employment Type:Full-time / Permanent


Legal Counsel

The Company:

First Nations Bank of Canada (the “Bank”) is a Canadian federally chartered bank that is over 80% Aboriginal owned and controlled. We are focused on delivering a superior customer service and offer a full range of personal and business banking products and services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, corporations and governments. As an equal opportunity employer, we are rapidly expanding in the Canadian marketplace and provide our employees the opportunity to advance in their career.

The Challenge:

Reporting to the General Counsel and Vice President Corporate Compliance, you will assist with legal and regulatory compliance matters along with risk management for the Bank. You will have the opportunity to put your professional knowledge and skills to work in providing legal opinion in areas such as, but not limited to; real estate, contracts and leases, Indigenous law, wills and estates, employment law, privacy, debtor creditor, judgment enforcement, anti-money laundering as well as interpretation, analysis and application of regulatory frameworks and guidelines including those from OSFI and FINTRAC.  In addition, you will contribute your expertise in drafting and amending internal and external policies and procedures while adhering to all areas of applicable laws and regulations.  Knowledge and experience in trust services and financial literacy is considered an asset.

The Location:

The position will be based at our Head Office in Saskatoon for a Monday through Friday work week with occasional irregular hours required. 


  • Degree from an accredited school of law with membership, or eligibility for membership, with the Law Society of Saskatchewan

  • Extensive experience in developing policies and procedures

  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills

  • Competence in communicating with senior officials, board of directors, regulatory bodies and members of the public

  • Aptitude to recognize and maintain confidentiality and discretion with sensitive and confidential information

  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a highly detailed and time sensitive environment  with changing priorities, tight deadlines and multiple reporting relationships

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team to achieve the goals and objectives of the Bank

  • Strong knowledge of the Bank Act, Indian Act, PIPEDA and PCMLTFA and PCMLTFR is a desirable asset

  • Experience working with OSFI and FINTRAC regulations and guidelines is a desirable asset

    Please submit your cover letter and resume to

    We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.