Legal & Trust Compliance Officer

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Legal & Trust Compliance Officer

The Company:

First Nations Bank of Canada (the “Bank”) is a Canadian federally chartered bank that is over 80% Indigenous owned and

controlled. FNB Trust (the “Trust”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank, is a federally regulated trust company

providing specialized trust services to Indigenous communities throughout Canada. Both entities are focused on delivering a

superior customer service and, together, offer a full range of personal and business banking and trust products and services

to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, corporations and governments.

The Bank is an approved member of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, Payments Canada and is an approved

mortgage lender with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the First Nations Market Housing Fund.

The Challenge:

Reporting to the General Counsel and Vice President Corporate Compliance, you will assist with legal and regulatory

compliance matters for the Bank and be the lead at developing and maintaining a strong compliance framework with the

Trust. 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, tax law, contracts and leases, Indigenous law, will and estates, employment law, privacy,

debtor creditor, judgment enforcement, anti-money laundering and interpretation, analysis and application of regulatory and

compliance frameworks. In addition, you will contribute your expertise in drafting and amending compliance frameworks

and processes for the Trust while adhering to all areas of applicable laws and regulations.


This position is based at our head office in Saskatoon for a Monday through Friday work week although working remotely

on a temporary or ongoing basis may be required.


  • Junior lawyer with 1-3 years’ experience with membership, or eligibility for membership, with the Law Society of
  • Saskatchewan
  • Knowledge or experience with First Nations trusts is a desirable asset
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a highly detailed and time sensitive environment with changing
  • priorities, tight deadlines and multiple reporting relationships
  • Extensive experience in developing frameworks, policies and procedures
  • Banking experience and ability to read financial statements is a desirable asset
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills with proven performance management and communication skills
  • Competence in communicating with a diverse multitude of clients, staff and stakeholders
  • Aptitude to recognize and maintain confidentiality and discretion with sensitive and confidential information
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team to achieve the goals and objective of the Bank
  • Strong knowledge of the Bank Act, Trust & Loan Companies Act, Indian Act, Income Tax Act and Excise Tax Act
  • is a desirable asset
  • Experience working with Indigenous Communities and federal regulators is a desirable asset

Make First Nations Bank of Canada Your First Choice

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Anita Rosdahl, Manager Human Resources