Senior Corporate Counsel

What is the Opportunity?

As a Senior Corporate Counsel, Caribbean and Canadian Employment Law, you will be part of the Global and the Canadian and Caribbean Employment Law Teams and provide employment law support to functional and business partners across the enterprise for the Caribbean and Canada.  Employment law issues include common law and statutory employment laws, hiring, immigration, compensation, benefits, advice about single and group reductions in workforce, as well as privacy, disability (insurance) and human rights.

What will you do?

  • Provides advice and counsel to functional and business partners to assist in the management of legal and reputational risk involving employment-related issues at the enterprise level for the Caribbean and Canada
  • Provides efficient and effective delivery of legal services to all platforms, which align with Law Group’s goals and objectives related to Designated Counsel 
  • Manages litigation for employment law disputes by identifying and assessing risk (legal, regulatory and/or media) and co-ordinating a strategy for the defence of same
  • Manages the cost and performance of external counsel and assures cost effective and efficient delivery of legal services
  • Ensures timely updating of all matters within with RBC Law Group procedures, reporting out internally on all matters as required and appropriate provisioning on all matters where the Senior Counsel is identified the professional responsible for the litigation and as required by Finance
  • Provides legal support and advice to functional and business partners with respect to legislative developments of employment standards and other related legislation
  • Advising on the application of labour and employment law and of collective agreements
  • Manages investigations involving allegations of employee misconduct
  • Assists or leads ad hoc projects as directed
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the Global and Canadian and Caribbean Employment Law Teams

What do you need to succeed?


  • 7 plus years of strong legal skills and knowledge–Demonstrates proficient knowledge in employment law
  • Enterprise mindset, ability to understand global issues and operate in a global business
  • Experience with, and managing, union-related matters
  • Ability to build effective relationships with internal partners, regulators, and external counsel
  • Strong problem-solving, communication and decision-making skills
  • Strong ability to balance competing work demands and manage multiple priorities
  • Bachelor of Law degree from recognized law school, called to the Bar in Trinidad & Tobago, The Bahamas and/or Barbados, and membership in applicable law society or bar association

Nice to have

  • In-house legal experience an asset
  • called to the Bar of a jurisdiction in Canada, and membership in applicable law society or bar association

What’s in it for you?

We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits and competitive compensation.
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team.
  • Opportunities to do challenging work and to be immersed in new technologies being leveraged by the bank.

Application Deadline: 2023-03-22-07:00

Royal Bank of Canada
Employment Type
Salary and benefits
Salary and benefits info not provided.
Salary negotiable
Your Career Level
Senior Career
Years Experience
Seven (7) or more years'
Your Education Level
Bachelor of Laws
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