Recruitment across Canada

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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.


Opportunities in Alberta

Calgary


2021 1L Summer Recruitment Dates & Deadlines

  • Jan 18, 2022: Portal Opens
  • Jan 27, 2022:  Application Deadline 
  • Feb 22 - 25, 2022: Interview week 
  • Feb 25, 2022, at 5 pm: Offer Date

View 1L Protocol    

Law Society Recruitment Rules 

2023 2L Summer Recruitment Dates & Deadlines

  • Aug 2, 2022: Portal Opens for students 
  • Sept 8 2022 at 11:59 pm (MT): Application Deadline 
  • Sept 19, 2022: Students advised as to which firm selected to interview them
  • Sept 21, 2022: 8:00 am – 11:59 pm (MT): System opens to students to schedule interviews
  • September 23- 26, 2022: Firms to contact students with platform details, firm technical issue contact and any change to interviewers.
  • Sept 28 & 29, 2022: Virtual On-Campus Interviews - OCIs 
  • Oct 3 - 14, 2022: Second Interview Period & OCI Make-Up Day
  • Oct 14, 2022 at 2:00pm MT: Offer Day

Calgary Firms Attending Virtual On-Campus Interviews OCIs on Sept 28 & 29 2022 

View 2L Protocol 

2023 2L Summer Key Dates, Information & Tips for OCIs

Calgary 2L Recruit Strategic Considerations

2023-2024 Articling Recruitment

  • May 9, 2022 - viLaw Portal Opens
  • May 24, 2022 - viLaw Portal Closes
  • June 6-20, 2022:  Interview week
  • June 14, at 8:00 (MT) 2022: Offer date - offer must remain open for acceptance for 24 hours

2023-2024 Calgary & Edmonton Articling Hiring Intentions Chart

Law Society Recruitment Rules 

Articling Recruitment Protocol

Calgary Articling Recruitment - Timeline and Strategic Considerations

Edmonton


2021 1L Summer Recruitment Dates & Deadlines

  • Check Firm Websites:  Application Deadlines vary 
  • Feb 22 - 25, 2022: Interview week 
  • Feb 25, 2022 at 5 pm: Offer Date

Law Society Recruitment Rules 

2023 2L Summer Recruitment Dates & Deadlines

  • Aug 2, 2022: Portal Opens for students 
  • Sept 8, 2022 at 11:59 pm (MT): Application Deadline 
  • Sept 28 & 29, 2022: Virtual OCIs
  • Oct 14, 2022 at 2:00pm MT: Offer Day

2023- 2024 Articling Recruitment

  • June 6-20, 2022:  Interview week
  • June 14, at 8:00 (MT) 2022: Offer date - offer must remain open for acceptance for 24 hours

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

2023-2024 Calgary & Edmonton Articling Hiring Intentions Chart

Law Society Recruitment Rules 


Opportunities in British Columbia

Vancouver


2023 2L Summer Recruitment Dates & Deadlines

  • Aug 22, 2022: Application Deadline for firms participating in OCI Employers
  • Aug 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm (PT): Application Deadline for Non OCI Employers
  • August 30, 2022: Students advised as to which firm selected to interview them
  • Sept 1, 2022: 9:00 am - 11:59 pm (MT): System opens to students to schedule interviews.
  • September 8- 13, 2022: Firms to contact students with platform details, firm technical issue contact and any change to interviewers.
  • Sept 15, 2022: Virtual On-Campus Interviews - OCIs 
  • Oct 3, 2022: OCI Makeup Day
  • Oct 4 - 23, 2022: Blackout Period
  • Oct 4, 2022 at 8 am (PT) - Oct 5, 2022 at 8 pm (PT): Intent to Call E-mails
  • Oct 6, 2022 at 8 am (PT): Interview Call Day
  • Oct 24, 2022 to Oct 26, 2022: In-Firm Interview Week
  • Oct 27, 2022 at 8 am (PT): Offer Day 
  • (Offers to remain open until Friday, October 28, 2022 at 8AM PT)

2L Hiring Intentions Chart - Vancouver Bar Association

Vancouver Firms Attending On-Campus Interview's on September 15, 2022

Vancouver Virtual OCI Handbook with Key Dates & Tip Sheet

Vancouver 2L Summer Recruit Call Day Scheduling Tips 

 

 

2023- 2024 Articling Recruit Dates & Deadlines

  • June 30, 2022: Application Deadline
  • July 13, 2022 to 8 am (PT) to July 14, 2022 8 pm: Intention to Call E-mails
  • July 15 at 8 am (PT): Interview Call Day
  • Aug 1, 2022 to Aug 15, 2022: Blackout Period
  • Aug 15, 2022 to Aug 17, 2022: In-Firm Interview Week
  • Aug, 18 2022 at 8 am (PT): Offer Day (Offers must remain open until Friday, August 19, 2022 at 8AM PT) 

2023-2024 Vancouver Articling Hiring Intentions Chart

Vancouver Bar Association - Articling Guidelines   


Opportunities in Manitoba

Manitoba


2023- 2024 Articling Recruit Dates & Deadlines

  • May 13, 2022, at 12:00 pm (CDT): Application Deadline
  • May 27, 2022 from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm (CDT): Interview Call Day
  • June 6, at 8:00 am- June14, 2022 at 5:00 pm (CDT): Interview Period
  • June 15, 2022 at 2:00 pm (CDT): Offer Day
  • Contact lehnes@lawsociety.mb.ca (refer to Recruitment Guideline above).

Manitoba Articling Student Recruitment Guidlines

Law Society of Manitoba Articling Recruitment Guidelines 

2L 2023 Summer Recruitment Dates & Deadlines (TBA)

  • Oct 7, 2022 at noon (CT): Student Application deadline
  • Oct 20, 2022 between 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (CT): Interview call date
  • Oct 24 - Nov 1, 2022: Interview week
  • Nov 3, 2022 - beginning at 12:00 pm (CT): Offer day

2L Summer Recruit Guidelines


Opportunities in Northern Canada


Opportunities in 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

 

2023 2L Summer Recruitment Dates & Deadlines

  • July 25, 2022 at 5:00 pm (ET) - Student Application Deadline  
  • Aug 25, 2022: Students advised as to which employer(s) would like to interview them
  • Aug 30, 2022 at 9:00am - 11:59pm (MT): System opens to students to schedule interviews.
  • Sept 7-8, 2022: Firms to contact students with platform details, firm technical issue contact and any change to interviewers.
  • Sept 13, 2022: Virtual OnCampus Interviews
  • July 25, 2022 at 5 pm - November 7, 2022, at 8 am: Black out Period
  • Oct 28, 2022 at 8 am: Call Day
  • October 28, 2022: Interview Call Day
  • Nov, 7 at 8:00 am (ET) - Nov, 9 at 3:00 pm (ET) 2022: Interview week
  • Nov 9 at 3:00 pm (ET) - Nov, 9 at 5:00 pm (ET) 2022 - No Contact Period
  • Nov 9, 2022 @ 5 pm (ET) - Offer date
  • Offers must be open until at least November 10, 2022, at 5 pm.
  • Offers made after this date and time must be open for a reasonable period of time.

2023 2L Toronto Summer Employment Recruitment Process Survey

Toronto Firms Attending Virtual On-Campus Interviews OCIs on Sept 13, 2022 

2023 2L LSO Toronto Summer Student Recruitment Procedures

Toronto 2L 2023 Summer Virtual OCI Information for Students (TBA)

Toronto 2L Summer Recruitment Call Day Tips 

NALP SAWG Best Practices for Toronto Summer and Articling Recruitment

Toronto Split Summer Protocol 2023 

2023- 2024 Articling Recruitment Dates & Deadlines

  • July 8, 2022 at 5:00 pm (ET): Application Deadline
  • May 27, 2022: viLaw Portal Opens
  • July 22, 2022 at 8:00 am (ET): Interview Scheduling Call Day
  • Aug 8, 2022 - Aug 10, 2022: Interview Week
  • Aug 10, 2022 at 3:00 -5:00 pm (ET): Cooling Off Period
  • Aug 10, 2022 at 5:00 pm (ET): Offer Day

2023- 2024 Articling Recruitment Guide 

2023- 2024 Toronto Articling Hiring Intentions Chart

NALP SAWG Best Practices for Toronto Summer and Articling Recruitment

Ottawa


2023 2L Recruitment Dates & Deadlines (TBA)

  • Dec 9 2022 @ 9:00 am (ET): Portal Opens to Students
  • Jan 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm (ET): Application Deadline
  • Jan 25 - Feb 10 2023: Date the Firms will Attempt to Contact Students
  • Jan 30- Feb 9, 2023: OCI Period
  • Feb 13 - 22, 2023: Interview Week
  • Feb 23, 2023, 8 am (ET): Offer Day

2023 2L Summer Recruitment Deadlines & Dates for Ottawa

Ottawa Hiring Chart

Ottawa Employer Hiring Dates

Ottawa IP Recruitment: Summer 2022

  • Sept 17, 2022 @ 9:00 am (ET): Portal Opens
  • Oct 11, 2022 @ 1:00 pm (ET): Application Deadline
  • Oct 19, 2022: Date the Firms will Attempt to Contact Students
  • Oct 20- 26, 2022: Interview Period
  • Oct 27, 2022, @ 8:00 am (ET): Offer Date

2023 Ottawa IP Recruitment Dates

Ottawa IP Hiring Chart

Ottawa IP Recruitment Panel Video Link

2023- 2024 Ottawa Articling Recruitment

  • May 2, 2022 @ 9:00 am(ET) - viLaw Portal Opens
  • May 31, 2022 @ 5:00 pm (ET) -Application Deadline
  • June 8, 2022 - Date the Firms will Attempt to Contact Students
  • June 13 - 22, 2022 : Interview Period
  • June 23 at 8 am (ET): Offer Day

2023- 2024 Ottawa Articling Recruitment 

2023 - 2024 Ottawa Articling Hiring Intentions Chart

Law Society of Ontario (LSO) Articling Recruitment Procedures

London


2023 1L & 2L Summer Recruitment Dates & Deadlines (TBA)

  • Jan 3 to 5 pm (ET) on Jan 5: Portal Opens
  • Jan 17, 2022 (ET): Applications Due
  • Jan 27, 2022 at 8:00 am (ET): Call Day
  • Feb 7 at 8:00 am - 9th at 5:00 pm (ET): Interview Period
  • Feb 10 at 8 am (ET): Offer Day 

2023 Summer Dates & Deadlines & Hiring Deadlines

2022 Summer London ON Employer Hiring Intention  Recruitment Process -  2023 TBA

2023-2024 Articling Dates & Deadlines

2023-2024 London Articling Hiring Intentions Chart

Regional


Kitchener-Waterloo/Cambridge

2023- 2024 Kitchener-Waterloo/Cambridge Articling Hiring Intentions Chart 

2023 Summer Recruit timing is usually mid to late January.

Waterloo Region Law Association


Opportunities in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan


2021 1L Summer Recruitment Dates & Deadlines

  • Oct 8th, 2021: viLaw Portal Opens for Applications
  • Nov 12th at 5:00 pm (CST), 2021: Deadline
  • Nov  15th - 19th, 2021: Interview invitations
  • Nov  22nd -26th, 2021: Virtual interview week
  • Dec 1st at 4:30 pm (CST), 2021: Offer date

1L Saskatchewan Summer 2022 Recruitment Date

2023 2L Summer Recruitment Dates & Deadlines (TBA)

2023- 2024 Articling Recruitment

  • March 21, 2022: viLaw Portal Open for Applications
  • May 13, 2022 at 10:00 am (CST): viLaw Portal Closes
  • May 24 - May 27, 2022: Interviews
  • May 30, 2022: 2nd Interviews
  • May 31, 2022 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


Opportunities outside Canada

United States and International


NALP Directory of Legal Employers

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University of Houston Law Center Career Development Office

For students participating in the International Energy Lawyers Program.

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Federation of Law Societies of Canada

For internationally-trained lawyers seeking to practice in Canada.

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