Senior Paralegal/Junior Notary
Quebec, St. Laurent, CA
2d ago

Company Summary Come work for a company that’s committed to the success of each and every employee. A place where innovators and collaborators come together and build on each other’s talents.

FCT provides industry-leading title insurance, default solutions and other real estate related products and services to legal, lending, valuation and real estate professionals across Canada.

With FCT, you will have the opportunity to build a meaningful career. Join us as we continue to do exciting work and make a big impact on our colleagues, customers and communities.

Job Summary We are continually searching for great talent; individuals who possess a deep commitment to the customers and markets we serve.

If you would like to join a company that is committed to the success of each employee and offers challenge, purpose and the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally in a team-oriented environment, you'll enjoy a career with us! As a Senior Paralegal / Junior Notary , you will underwrite and issue commercial title insurance policies for commercial real estate transactions in Quebec with a focus on notarial and law firms' clients.

You will educate customers on the benefits of commercial title insurance, due diligence and title insurance coverage. You will provide second level underwriting support to law clerks and intermediate law clerks for commercial transactions including those over $25M.

You will be the first point of contact for notarial and law firms for transactions over $25M. Typically, title insurance orders for this customer group are more complex and your interactions will be with senior paralegals, notaries and lawyers.

FCT's Senior Underwriter must have experience and knowledge of commercial transactional issues, policy coverage and endorsements in order to have effective conversations with this sophisticated customer segment.

HERE’S HOW YOU’LL CONTRIBUTE : Prepare title insurance policies in accordance with quality control standards and service levels Service notarial and law firm customers given the complexity of their commercial transactions Underwrite commercial transactions for title issues, off-title issues and fraud in order to determine the policy coverage that can be provided Educate customers (lawyers and notaries) on the value of title insurance, policy coverage, due diligence requirements and process Build a rapport with customers and work with Sales to maintain strong relationships with the customers.

Provide second level underwriting support to the junior and intermediate underwriters for all commercial transactions including transactions over $25M Provide training to underwriters in the areas of product knowledge, core policy coverage and exceptions, enhanced endorsement coverage, underwriting guidelines and principles Leverage knowledge and experience to identify system issues and work with the internal business partners to remedy deficiencies.

  • HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL BRING : Minimum of 5 to 10 years of real estate law experience handling commercial transactions Law degree or diploma in paralegal studies English and French fluency Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively in a team environment;
  • Strong problem-solving skills Client and service focus with the ability to work in a fast-moving, demanding environment Excellent legal, written and verbal communication, analytical, judgment and organizational skills Ability to successfully manage competing priorities and work independently on a wide range of tasks High level of integrity, professionalism and trust in dealing with complex and sensitive transactions Intermediate to advanced proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook Damage insurance agent certification is an asset The Great Place to Work® Institute has named FCT one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Workplaces and one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for Women.

    We’re also one of Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in North America. By joining us, you will not only be part of an award-winning organization, you will be part of a workforce that is engaged and empowered to succeed.

    Thank you for considering FCT. We look forward to meeting you. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of FCT’s hiring process.

    To avoid any delays in the recruitment process, if you require accommodation to apply, please provide your accommodation needs in advance.

    You may also be required to submit adequate medical / other documentation to Human Resources to support your request for accommodation.

    FCT is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. All recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers, promotions, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, and other terms and conditions of employment will be on the basis of the qualifications of the individual regardless of race, colour, place of origin, ethnic origin, citizenship, handicap (including mental and physical disability), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, creed (religion), marital status, family status (being in a parent / child relationship), age, record of offences, or any other basis prohibited by the applicable provincial or federal human rights legislation.

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