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Head of Securities Compliance

Posted on 5/7/2024



51-200 employees

Cryptocurrency exchange and wallet for Canadians

Financial Services
Crypto & Web3

Senior, Expert

Remote in Canada

Risk & Compliance
Legal & Compliance
Required Skills
  • 7+ years’ experience working in a compliance capacity
  • Experience with regulatory reporting regimes and the National Registration Database (NRD) filing process
  • Experience with the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO)
  • Familiarity with NI 31-103, CIRO IDPC Rules and associated securities law and regulation
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with cross-functional areas
  • Basic prior knowledge of and familiarity with Bitcoin and Crypto-Assets
  • Completion of the following courses: Canadian Securities Course (CSC); Partners, Directors and Senior Officers Course (PDO); Chief Compliance Officers Qualifying Exam
  • Lead Shakepay’s efforts in pursuing CIRO registration and maintaining compliance after designation is received
  • Maintain Shakepay’s compliance with the terms of the restricted dealer license under the CSA regulatory regime
  • Guide the compliance strategy at a higher level and be involved in all areas, making sure to moderate, control quality, and ensure that compliance is an embedded cultural value in high level decision making company wide
  • Support to the compliance lead in relation to risk management, obtaining legal opinions and operating with an unresolved amount of ambiguity
  • Review monthly compliance reports and provide Quarterly and Annual Compliance Reporting to the Board of Directors and Senior Management
  • Recommend, coordinate and follow up on corrective actions or action plans for resolution of deficiencies identified related to compliance vulnerability and risk
  • Understand industry best practices and competitor programs, in relation to applicable securities laws
  • Oversee maintenance of relevant compliance policies and procedures as they relate to National Instrument 31-103, CIRO/IIROC rules and associated obligations that apply to Shakepay.

Shakepay provides a user-friendly platform for Canadians to buy and earn bitcoin, and conduct peer-to-peer transactions, with a focus on promoting widespread bitcoin adoption. The platform likely utilizes blockchain technology and digital wallets to enable seamless bitcoin transactions.

Company Stage

Series A

Total Funding



Montreal, Canada



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth