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Ontario Securities Commission

Adjudicator (Part-time)

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) seeks applicants with adjudicative and regulatory expertise to join the proposed Capital Markets Tribunal upon proclamation of the Securities Commission Act, 2021.

In accordance with the Agencies and Appointments Directive, government appointments will respect the needs of the entity to which the appointments are made, but will also reflect the diversity of the people of Ontario and the need to deliver services and decisions in a professional, ethical and competent manner.

The mandate of the Commission is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices; to foster fair, efficient and competitive capital markets and confidence in capital markets; to foster capital formation; and to contribute to the stability of the financial system and the reduction of systemic risk.

Adjudicators will preside over hearings and confidential conferences, alone or as members of a multi-person panel. Writing well-crafted and timely reasons for decisions is an integral part of the adjudication function.

Adjudicators need not be lawyers; however, Adjudicators must be able to interpret and apply relevant legislation, understand administrative law concepts, fairly assess the credibility and reliability of evidence, act impartially, independently and with an open mind, and listen actively to, and communicate clearly with, persons appearing before the tribunal, whether represented or not.

Adjudicators must also:
  • demonstrate integrity, and good judgment
  • be willing to allocate the necessary time
  • be committed to public service
  • communicate and work respectfully and cooperatively with peers and staff
  • be able to work comfortably with computers and digital documents
Adjudicators must have an advanced understanding of the law, rules and policies in one or more of the following areas:
  • finance
  • administrative law
  • products (different types of securities and derivatives, including exempt products)
  • registrants (dealers and individuals), and their compliance obligations
  • marketplaces (exchanges and other platforms)
  • issuers, and their disclosure and other obligations
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • market misconduct, e.g., fraud or insider trading
Adjudicators are appointed for a fixed term of two to five years as determined by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Adjudicators preside over hearings (oral, electronic and written), participate in ongoing professional development, and may attend quarterly and special committee meetings. In-person hearings and meetings are held at the Commission’s offices in Toronto. Lengthy and complex hearing materials are provided on a digital platform, as are meeting materials. Adjudicators are supported by staff of the Office of the Secretary of the Commission.

The time commitment for hearings will vary. Adjudicators must generally be available as needed, sometimes on short notice, and year-round. Some hearings relate to case management, typically before a one-person panel, and may take an hour or less, at any time during the business day. Hearings of motions and some applications typically take one or two days before a three-person panel. Merits hearings and sanctions hearings in enforcement proceedings, which are also typically before three-person panels, vary in length but can span several weeks, sometimes over continuous blocks of time. There may be periods of time during which there are no hearing-related demands on an Adjudicator’s time. On average, an Adjudicator will spend approximately 35 days per year on hearing preparation, attendances, deliberation and decision writing.

Upon joining the tribunal, Adjudicators must complete an orientation program, requiring approximately eight hours. Depending on previous experience, Adjudicators may be required to complete the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators/Osgoode PD Certificate in Adjudication, requiring approximately 35 hours.

Eligible expenses are reimbursed by the Commission in accordance with the Travel, Meal, Hospitality and Expenses Directive 2020.

To be considered, candidates must submit an application to the Public Appointments Secretariat by November 18, 2021. Please go to www.pas.gov.on.ca to read the full description of the role and apply on-line, and to www.osc.gov.on.ca to learn more about the OSC.

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 contact the Public Appointments Secretariat at www.pas.gov.on.ca.

Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT) - Toronto

Position/Title:  Vice-Chair (Full-Time)
Agency:  Workplace Safety And Insurance Appeals Tribunal
Advertisement Date:  02-Nov-2021
Closing Date:  16-Nov-2021
File Number:  PAS-210128
Position Type:  Full-Time
Remuneration:  SALARY

Roles and Responsibilities:
The Government of Ontario offers a challenging opportunity for a proven workplace safety and insurance professional to serve as a Vice-Chair of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT).

WSIAT is a highly specialized adjudicative tribunal, which hears appeals from final decisions of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and applications to decide whether a worker has the right to sue for personal injury in Court.

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal is committed to fostering and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace.

As Vice-Chair, you will adjudicate appeals brought by parties to the Tribunal pursuant to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (WSIA).

Specifically, you will be required to:

  • Prepare for and conduct hearings or reconsiderations, and make rulings on evidence and procedure in accordance with applicable legislation and Tribunal procedures and rules of practice;
  • Review all evidence and render decisions that are independent and free from outside influence, on the basis of evidence and submissions, often involving complex medical and legal issues;
  • Write and issue well-reasoned decisions in a timely manner; and
  • Apply excellent judgement and demonstrate a sound knowledge of administrative law principles to a variety of hearing formats involving unrepresented parties and parties with varying types of representatives.
It should be noted that hearings may vary in length and complexity and may be oral, written or electronic.

To learn more about the WSIAT, please go to http://www.wsiat.on.ca.

Qualifications:
  • Expert knowledge of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, the workplace safety and insurance system and related law;
  • Understanding of the justice system, administrative law and the concepts of fairness / natural justice;
  • Demonstrated analytical, conceptual, problem-solving and writing skills;
  • Ability to listen and communicate clearly and effectively;
  • Good organization skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Tact, sensitivity to nature of issues on appeals;
  • Well-developed dispute resolution skills;
  • Ability to objectively and fairly assess cases involving difficult issues regarding conflicting verbal/written evidence and the assessment of credibility; self-confidence;
  • Ability to formulate reasoned decisions and communicate them in writing in a timely manner;
  • Understanding of the professional, institutional and community context within which WSIAT operates;
  • Computer literacy and ability to work in a digital environment;
  • Knowledge of medical issues and terminology;
  • Commitment to respect diversity, and to take inclusionary approaches in maintaining fair, transparent processes that meet high professional standards; and
  • Ability and willingness to travel (with accommodation as required).
Bilingual (French and English) candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Government appointees deliver services and decisions in a non-partisan, professional, ethical and competent manner with a commitment to the principles and values of public service.

If appointed you will be subject to the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006 and Conflict of Interest rules. Information is available on the Office of the Integrity Commissioner’s website: http://www.oico.on.ca/home. You may also be subject to other statutes, regulations, rules or directives that currently exist or may be established which are applicable to agencies, boards or commissions.

We thank all interested applicants, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Term:  2 years
Appointment is by Order-in-Council for an initial period of up to two years and is subject to renewal for a maximum of 10 years in a given position, upon the recommendation of the Chair.

 

Time Commitment:  Meet as required
In addition to hearings, Vice-Chairs will be participating in tribunal meetings, training and mentoring sessions.

Expenses:  Yes

Annual remuneration for the position of Vice-Chair is set at $136,545 per year in the first-term (2 years). Appointees will receive reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out tribunal duties in accordance with the relevant directives, guidelines and policies of the Treasury Board and Management Board of Cabinet. Expenses are subject to review by the Integrity Commissioner of Ontario and will be posted on the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal public website.

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal is committed to fostering and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace.

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