Mitch Frazer

Mitch Frazer

Toronto: 416.865.8220
Fax 416.865.7380


MBA, 2003
Wilfrid Laurier University
LLB, 1999
University of Western Ontario
MA, 1994
Brock University
BA (Honours), 1993
York University

Bar Admissions

Alberta, 2013 Ontario, 2001


Mitch Frazer is a partner and the chair of the Pensions and Employment Practice at Torys LLP. His practice focuses on all aspects of pensions, benefits, employment and executive compensation matters.

Representative Work

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Best Lawyers' Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in employee benefits law (2010-2017)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in Canada, pensions and benefits (2016-2018)

The Legal 500 Canada—Leading lawyer in pensions (2018)

Globe Business Media Group’s 2017 Client Choice Award in Employment & Benefits for Canada: Ontario.

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide—Leading lawyer in pensions and benefits (2008-2017)

Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal: Leading lawyer in labour & employment (2017), pensions and benefits (2015)

Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in pensions and employee benefits – management (2012-2018)

Practical Law Company's Which Lawyer— Leading lawyer in employee benefits and pensions (Ontario) (2011-2012)

Awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013

University of Western Ontario Law School—2011 Ivan Rand Alumni Award for contribution to the Law School and to the alumni community

North York General Hospital Foundation—2011 Foundation Chair's Award for providing exemplary leadership and service to the foundation 

Wilfrid Laurier University—2010 MBA Outstanding Executive Leadership Award

Precedent Magazine's 2010 Precedent Setter Award—Recognizing excellence and leadership in practice and the community

Lexpert's Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40—One of Canada's leading lawyers under 40



Professional Involvement

Mitch is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and a former adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. He is a former member of the Wilfrid Laurier University Pension Committee, a former chair of The Learning Partnership’s Annual Tribute Dinner, a past president of the University of Western Ontario Law Alumni Association and was a member of the Ontario Government's post-secondary education advisory committee on first generation students.

Mitch was also a member of the Canadian Association of Supervisory Authorities Fund Holder Arrangements Committee and DC Plans Committee Industry Working Group, and has provided expert testimony before the House of Commons' Standing Committee on Finance and the Legislative Assembly of Ontario's Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.


  • Toronto French School (chair)
  • Ryerson University (vice-chair)
  • North York General Hospital Foundation (former vice-chair)
  • The Centennial Centre of Science and Technology (Ontario Science Centre) (former trustee)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Institute on Ageing at Ryerson University (founder and co-chair of the advisory board)
  • International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association (former chair)
  • Pension and Benefits Section, Canadian Bar Association (former chair)
  • Pension and Benefits Section, Ontario Bar Association (former chair)
  • National Policy Committee (former chair) and National Conference Committee (former chair), Association of Canadian Pension Management