Recruitment across Canada

As a UCalgary Law student, you are eligible to practice law in all common law jurisdictions across Canada. Explore the many options available to you, organized by province/region.

Alberta: Calgary


2021 1L Summer Recruitment Dates & Deadlines

  • Jan 19, 2021: Portal Opens
  • Jan 28, 2021 at 11:59 pm (MT):  Application Deadline 
  • Feb 16-19, 2021: Interview week 
  • Feb 19th, 2021 @ 5 pm: Offer Date

View 1L Protocol    

Law Society Recruitment Rules 

 

 

2022 2L Summer Recruitment Dates & Deadlines

  • Aug 9, 2021: Portal Opens 
  • Sept 10, 2021 at 11:59 pm (MT): Application Deadline 
  • Sept 29 & 30, 2021: Virtual OCIs
  • TBA Second Interview Period
  • TBA Offer Day

View the Summer Recruitment Chart

View 2L Protocol

2L Key Dates, Information & Tips for OCI's

2022-2023 Articling Recruitment

  • May 14, 2021 - viLaw Portal Opens
  • May 25, 2021 - viLaw Portal Closes
  • June 7-21, 2021:  Interview week
  • June 15, at 8:00 (MT) 2021: Offer date - offer must remain open for acceptance for 24 hours

Law Society Recruitment Rules 

Articling Recruitment Protocol

Alberta: Edmonton


2021 1L Summer Recruitment Dates & Deadlines

Law Society Recruitment Rules 

2022 2L Summer Recruitment Dates & Deadlines

  • Sept 10, 2021 at 11:59 pm (MT): Application Deadline 
  • Sept 29 & 30, 2021: OCI's
  • TBA Offer Day

2022-2023 Articling Recruitment

  • June 7-21, 2021:  Interview week
  • June 15, at 8:00 (MT) 2021: Offer date - offer must remain open for acceptance for 24 hours

Deadlines: May vary from early May to mid-May (Check firm websites).

Law Society Recruitment Rules 

British Columbia: Vancouver


2022 2L Summer Recruitment Dates & Deadlines

  • Aug 23, 2021: Application Deadline for firms participating in OCIs
  • Sept 17, 2021- Virtual On-Campus Interviews - OCIs
  • Oct, 4, 2021 - Oct 24, 2021: Blackout Period
  • Oct 5, 2021 at 8 am (PT) - Oct 6, 2021 at 8 pm (PT): Intent to Call E-mails
  • Oct 7, 2021 at 8 am (PT): Interview Call Day
  • Oct 25, 2021 to Oct 27, 2021: In-Firm Interview Week
  • Oct 28, 2021 at 8 am (PT): Offer Day 

Vancouver Virtual OCI Key Dates and Tip Sheet

Vancouver Firms Attending On-Campus Interview's on February 8, 2021

Vancouver 2L 2021 Summer Virtual OCI Information for Students 

2021 Vancouver Employer Recruitment Process Survey

Vancouver 2L Summer Recruit Call Day Scheduling Tips 

2022-2023 Articling Recruit Dates & Deadlines

  • June 30, 2021: Application Deadline
  • July 14, 2021 to 8 am (PT) to July 15, 2021 8 pm: Intention to Call E-mails
  • July 16 at 8 am (PT): Interview Call Day
  • Aug 2, 2021 to Aug 15, 2021: Blackout Period
  • Aug 16, 2021 to Aug 18, 2021: In-Firm Interview Week
  • Aug 19, 2021 at 8 am (PT): Offer Day
  • Law Society of BC Job Offer Date is 8 am (PT) - Aug 20, 2021 *still to be confirmed

2022-2023 Hiring Intentions Chart - Vancouver Bar Association

   

Manitoba


2022- 2023 Articling Recruit Dates & Deadlines

  • May 14, at 12:00 pm (CDT): Application Deadline
  • May 28, 2021 from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm (CDT): Interview Call Day
  • June 7, at 8:00 am- June15, 2021 at 5:00 pm (CDT): Interview Period
  • June16, 2021 at 2:00 pm (CDT): Offer Day
  • Postings available: March 26, 2021 Contact lehnes@lawsociety.mb.ca (refer to Recruitment Guideline above).

Manitoba Articling Student Recruitment Guidlines

Law Society of Manitoba Articling Recruitment Guidelines 

2L 2021 Summer Recruitment Dates & Deadlines

Ontario: Toronto


2022 1L Summer Recruitment Dates & Deadlines

  • Jan 19, 2022 at 5:00 pm (ET) - Application Deadline
  • Jan 19, 2022 at 5:00 pm (ET) - Feb 22, 2022 to 8:00 am (ET): Blackout Period
  • Feb 4, 2022 at 8:00 am (ET) - Interview week activities will be communicated to students
  • Feb 22, 2022 @ 8:00 am (ET) - Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm (ET): Interview Week
  • Feb 24, 2022 between 3:00 pm (ET) - 5:00 pm (ET) - Cooling Off Period
  • Feb 24, 2022 at 5:00 pm (ET) - Offer Day

2022 1L Toronto LSO Summer Student Recruitment Procedures

First Year Toronto Summer Guide

1L's Summer 2021 Toronto Firm Hiring Intentions  

 

 

2022 2L Summer Recruitment Dates & Deadlines

  • Aug 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm (ET) - Student Application Deadline  
  • Aug 16 at 5:00 pm (ET) - Nov, 1 at 8:00 am (ET) 2021 - Blackout Period
  • Sept, 21 2021 -  Virtual OnCampus Interviews
  • October 22, 2021 Interview week activities will be communicated to students
  • Nov, 1 at 8:00 am (ET) - Nov, 3 at 5:00 pm (ET) 2021 - Interview week
  • Nov 3, 2021 @ 5 pm (ET) - Offer date

2022 2L LSO Toronto Summer Student Recruitment Procedures 

Toronto Virtual OCI Key Dates and Tip Sheet

Toronto Firms Attending On-Campus Interview's on February 3, 2021 

Toronto 2L 2021 Summer Virtual OCI Information for Students

U of T Law 2L Toronto Recruit Employer Panel (Oct 22, 2020)

Toronto 2L Summer Recruitment Call Day Tips 

 

2022-2023 Articling Recruitment Dates & Deadlines

  • July 9, 2021 at 5:00 pm (ET): Application Deadline
  • May 17, 2021: viLaw Portal Opens
  • July 23, 2021 at 8:00 am (ET): Interview Scheduling Call Day
  • Aug 9, 2021 - Aug 11, 2021: Interview Week
  • Aug 11, 2021 at 3:00 -5:00 pm (ET): Cooling Off Period
  • Aug 11, 2021 at 5:00 pm (ET): Offer Day

2022- 2023 Articling Recruitment Guide 

2022 - 2023 Articling Hiring Intentions Chart

2022-2023 Articling Recruitment Procedures

 

 

Ontario: Ottawa


2021 2L Recruitment Dates & Deadlines

  • Jan 18, 2020: Application Deadline
  • Feb 17 - 25, 2021: Interview Week
  • Feb 26, 2021, 8 am (ET): Offer Day

Ottawa 2L Summer 2021 Recruitment Guide

2L Summer 2021 Key Dates for Ottawa Recruitment

List of Ottawa Employers Recruiting for 2L Summer 2021  

Ottawa IP Recruitment: Summer 2021

  • Oct 26, 1 pm (ET): Application Deadline
  • Nov 5 - 12, 2020: Interview Period
  • Nov 13, 2020, 8 am (ET): Offer Date

Ottawa IP Recruitment 2021 Summer Guide 

Ottawa IP Recruitment Panel Video Link

2022- 2023 Ottawa Articling Recruitment

  • Apr, 26, 2021 - viLaw portal opens
  • May 25, 2021 at 5:00 pm (ET) - viLaw portal closes
  • June 2, 2021 - firms will attempt to make offers of interviews
  • June 7 - 17, 2021 : Interview Period
  • June 18 at 8 am (ET): Offer Day

2022- 2023 Articling Information & Hiring Intentions 

Review the Ottawa Recruitment Dates

Law Society of Ontario (LSO) Articling Recruitment Procedures

Ontario: London


2021 1L & 2L Summer Recruitment Dates & Deadlines

  • Jan 18, 2021 (EST) Applications Due
  • Feb 8-10th: Interview Period
  • Feb 11 at 8 am: Offer Day 

2021 Summer Dates & Deadlines

2022- 2023 Articling Dates & Deadlines

2022-2023  Articling Hiring Interntions 

Ontario: Regional


Hamilton

2021-2022 Articling Hiring Intentions

2021 Summer Recruit timing is usually mid to late January.

Hamilton Law Society -  Firms Hiring 2021-2022 Articling Students

Kitchener-Waterloo/Cambridge

2022- 2023 Articling Information & Hiring Intentions 

2021 Summer Recruit timing is usually mid to late January.

Waterloo Region Law Association

Saskatchewan


2021 1L Summer Recruitment Dates & Deadlines

  • Oct 8th, 2020: viLaw Portal Opens for Applications
  • Nov 12th at 5:00 pm, 2020: Deadline
  • Nov  16th - 20th, 2020: Interview invitations
  • Nov  23rd -27th, 2020: Virtual interview week
  • Dec 1st at 4:30 pm, 2020: Offer date

2021 2L Summer Recruitment Dates & Deadlines

2022-2023 Articling Recruitment

  • March 22, 2021: viLaw Portal Open for Applications
  • May 14, 2021 at 10:00 am (CST): viLaw Portal Closes
  • May 25 - May 28, 2021: Interviews
  • May 29, 2021: 2nd Interviews
  • June 1, 2021 at 10:00am (CST): Offer Day
  • Offers must remain open for 24 hours from the time of offer so that candidates can accept or decline.

Saskatchewan Articling Student Recruitment Guidelines

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