Dentons Canada LLP
Dentons Canada staff at the firm's holiday party   (Photo credit: Tal Ben-Izhak)

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Dentons Canada LLP was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2017):

  • Dentons Canada starts its new employees with 3 weeks of paid vacation, moving to a maximum of 5 weeks for longer serving employees
  • Dentons Canada helps employees balance their work and personal lives through a variety of alternative work arrangements including flexible hours, telecommuting, shortened and compressed work week options
  • Through the Dentons Social Committee, employees enjoy various events and celebrations throughout the year including a staff appreciation week, an annual appreciation pancake breakfast at the Vancouver office, a diversity social at the Toronto office, and a ski day event at the Ottawa office (to name a few)
Dentons Canada staff at the holiday reception   (Photo credit: Tal Ben-Izhak)

Highlights

Industry Law Firm
Established in Canada 1839
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,288
Part-time employees in Canada 48
Average age of employees in Canada 43
Longest serving employee 57 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Dentons Canada LLP was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017):

  • Dentons Canada implemented a national Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Policy and Procedures to provide specific reference to how the LGBT community can expect to experience the workplace, and to ensure that processes are in place to create a safe and inclusive environment
  • Dentons Canada supports the employment efforts of new Canadians and participates in the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council's Mentoring Partnership to help newcomers acquire skills for employment in Canada
Dentons Canada members participate in Pride celebrations

Highlights

Industry Law Firm
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,288
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Chief Executive Officer, National Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chairs, Director of Talent Management, Director of Human Resources
Formal commitment maintains a global committee on diversity and inclusion, a committee on accessibility and national Diversity and Inclusion Chairs
Employee resource groups Women's Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Advancement and Development (LEAD), Dialogue LGBTA
Diversity training and awareness resources and training on topics such as accessibility, unconscious bias, mental health
Diversity highlights networking lunches for female partners and associates, Law in Action Within Schools Mentoring Program, Aboriginal summer student program (11th year, offered in partnership with Law Society of Alberta), Aboriginal student internship (4th year, offered with Polygon Homes), Dentons Black Business and Professional Association National Scholarship (10th year awarded), various scholarships for students who promote diversity within the community, Justicia Project participant (women), accessibility email account to track customer service feedback for persons with disabilities, Dentons Celebrates (internal communications tool to increase awareness on religious and cultural events)
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Catalyst, Pride at Work Canada, Out on Bay Street, TRIEC (mentoring for new Canadians), pro bono services for community organizations such as the Edmonton Women's Shelter, The International Alliance for Women, British Columbia Coalition of Persons with Disabilities

The Career Directory

Dentons Canada LLP has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Dentons Canada staff volunteering for the Lawyers Feed the Hungry program in Toronto

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Law Firm
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,288
Part-time employees in Canada 48
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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