Dentons Canada LLP
Dentons Canada employees teamed up for the JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Dentons Canada LLP was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016):

  • Dentons Canada manages a rotational summer law student program, which features rotations in corporate and securities, litigation, financial services and insolvency, employment and pensions, commercial real estate and tax disciplines
  • Dentons Canada provides second year students with an opportunity to participate in a secondment at one of the firm's clients' offices or a government or quasi-governmental agency such as Ontario Securities Commission -- students may also participate in a shadowing program with clients or Dentons alumni that are currently working as in-house counsel
  • Dentons Canada maintains a professional development committee to help ensures that training at each office is current, consistent and relevant
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Industry Law Firm
Full-time employees in Canada 1,253
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunites, paid internships, tuition subsidies related to job
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Dentons Canada LLP was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016):

  • Dentons Canada's Dialogue LGBTA Resource Group promotes the professional growth of employees as well as fosters external business development and networking opportunities -- the firm also ensures that LGBT-focused resources are available to employees, such as information on LGBTQ adoption in Ontario, LGBT parenting, gender expression information for parents, and transitioning for gender independent children and adolescents
  • Dentons Canada recently drafted 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
  • In partnership with Polygon Homes, Dentons Canada manages the Aboriginal Business Student Initiative, a two and a half month paid internship for undergraduate students -- in addition to employment, the program features mentoring opportunities with a Dentons employee
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Industry Law Firm
Full-time employees in Canada 1,253
Workforce representation female employees (64.78 %), female managers (39.74 %), visible minority employees (22.88 %), visible minority managers (11.33 %), Aboriginal employees (2.49 %), Aboriginal managers (1.32 %)
Diversity programs for disabilities, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBT
Employee resource groups Dialogue LGBTA resource group, Women's Vault
Formal commitment global committee on diversity and inclusion, national Diversity and Inclusion Chairs, Human Resources and Diversity Coordinator
Unique diversity initiatives accessibility email account to track customer service feedback for persons with disabilities, Justicia Project participant (women), Dentons Black Business and Professional Association National Scholarship (10th year awarded), Victor Hum Bursary for student who has demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity in the law school community, Aboriginal summer student program (10th year, offered in partnership with Law Society of Alberta), Foreign Trained Lawyer Articling Program (offered with Imperial Oil), Law in Action Within Schools Mentoring Program, extensive resources and training on mental health issues, including understanding mental illness in the workplace, information on addictions and anxiety disorders and stress management
Diversity community partnerships Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (mentoring for new Canadians, over 100 mentoring connections to date), Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council, pro bono services to diversity related organizations such as the Edmonton Women's Shelter and the British Columbia Coalition of Persons with Disabilities

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