• Position: Senior Advisor, Regulatory Strategy
  • Job/Opportunity Number: 20-57
  • Unit/Department: Regulatory Strategy and Research (RSR) Branch
  • Organization: Ontario Securities Commission
  • Website: www.osc.gov.on.ca
  • Location: Toronto
  • Term: Permanent; full-time
  • Posting Date:
    March 21, 2021
  • Deadline to Apply: March 31, 2021
  • Compensation:

    The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) is the statutory body responsible for regulating Ontario’s capital markets in accordance with the mandate established in the provincial Securities Act and the Commodity Futures Act. The Commission’s mandate is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in capital markets, and to contribute to the stability of the financial system and the reduction of systemic risk. This mandate is performed through policy, operational, adjudication and enforcement work. The OSC also contributes to national and global securities regulation development.

    To learn about professional licensing and regulatory bodies and their consumer protection mandate, visit the Canadian Regulatory Guide.

    What We Do

    The Regulatory Strategy and Research (RSR) Branch supports the Commission in achieving its mandate and goals by identifying the economic implications of policy proposals; providing evidence-based analysis in support of the organization’s priorities; and identifying and assessing developments in financial markets.

    The Opportunity

    The Senior Advisor leads the RSR branch’s identification, analysis, and reporting of emerging regulatory issues relevant to the OSC’s mandate and priorities.

    Reporting to the Director, Regulatory Strategy and Research, the Senior Advisor provides research and advice to inform the OSC’s strategy, priorities, and regulatory operational decisions. The role conducts research and analysis of emerging regulatory issues combining thorough analysis of Canadian and global capital markets developments with trends and topics identified by subject matter experts within the OSC. This research and analysis will draw on inputs and data from a variety of internal and external sources.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities
    • Environmental scanning/Identification of emerging regulatory issues – lead an environmental scanning process to identify emerging issues relevant to the OSC’s mandate and priorities. Contribute thought leadership to the OSC’s regulatory strategy and advise on trends, developments, emerging issues relevant to the capital markets in Ontario.
    • Recommendations regarding regulatory strategy – with the Branch Director, identify and recommend Commission positions on emerging issues through the development of position and research papers for internal stakeholders. Additionally, this role will provide input into development of OSC’s strategy, priorities, and regulatory operational programs.
    • Relationship management – collaborate with colleagues in the RSR branch and across the OSC to gather input and develop a cross-OSC view of significant developments. This role will also be expected to establish and maintain contact among peer regulators domestically and internationally to remain informed of emerging regulatory issues.
    • Reporting – prepare written narratives to communicate results of research into emerging issues and trends that reflect the potential implications for the entire OSC. Prepare regular reports for senior management and more broadly for staff on the regulatory, economic and market environments in which OSC operates.
    • University degree in business, economics, law, accounting or another relevant field
    • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in the operation and/or regulation of Canadian and international capital markets, with experience in policy development and research
    • Demonstrated ability to identify and analyse of a wide range of emerging industry trends and issues
    • Able to maintain a ‘big picture’ perspective and make connections between numerous and seemingly unrelated developments
    • Excellent writing skills and the ability to deliver effective presentations to audiences of varying levels of knowledge and seniority
    • Experience building cross-functional partnerships and influencing stakeholders
    • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and independently troubleshoot issues
    • Results focused, highly organized, adapts quickly to changing demands, effectively manages ambiguity, as well as demonstrates critical inquiry and attention to detail
    to apply

    row your career and make a difference working at the OSC.

    Apply online by March 31, 2021. 

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

    We thank all applicants for their interest in the Ontario Securities Commission. We will contact those selected for an interview.

    The OSC is committed to diversity and providing an inclusive workplace. It is our priority to ensure employment opportunities are visible and barrier-free to all under-represented groups including but not limited to, Indigenous, Black and racialized groups, people with disabilities, women and people from the LGBTQ2S community, to achieve an employee demographic profile reflective of the demographic profile of Ontarians.

    The OSC is a proud partner with the following organizations: BlackNorth Initiative Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion , and Pride at Work Canada

    If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting our confidential inbox HRRecruitment@osc.gov.on.ca .  Visit  Accessibility at the OSC to review the OSC’s policies on accessibility and accommodation in the workplace.