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

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017)

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

  • Dentons Canada supports employee-led green committees called "Dentons Green" which meet regularly and work to educate and motivate personnel on the shift towards sustainable workplace practices -- the committees report to each office's Managing Partner on a quarterly basis to highlight their progress towards more sustainable operations
  • At offices across Canada, Dentons Canada employees support numerous sustainable initiatives including a rooftop herb garden in Vancouver, indoor bicycle parking and free access to shared-use bicycles in Montréal, and energy use reduction strategies for each of the firm's office locations
  • Dentons Canada recently hosted a "Resolution Challenge" and asked employees to track four positive habits relating to fitness, community involvement, environmental responsibility and general health -- individuals with the highest scores in each category had the opportunity to win organic food, fitness and earth-friendly gifts from Mountain Equipment Co-op and the Bike Doctor, and other prizes
Dentons Canada staff volunteering for the Lawyers Feed the Hungry program in Toronto

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
Employee green team Dentons Green, Vancouver's Workplace Improvement Sustainability and Health (WISH) Committee
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Managing Partners at offices across Canada
Formal strategy/policy name Green Procurement Strategy
Green highlights office equipment is set to sleep mode and monitors are turned off when not in use, specialized legal services for clients in Forest Products, Agribusiness, Environmental and Natural Resources
Extended recycling e-waste collection, organics, compostable utensils, office supplies (donates unused materials to schools)
Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit, telecommuter workstations
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Some of the green community initiatives Forget For a Moment Foundation, EARTH University (helping the Costa Rica-based university establish a presence in Canada), Bike 2 Work Week, Climate Smart (Greenest City Leadership Award), Earth Day (lunch and learn event and movie screenings)
Head office LEED Gold
Other location LEED Gold
Building footprint includes rainwater collection, green roof, LED lighting for desks and offices, motion sensor lighting in common areas, community herb garden (Vancouver), indoor plant program (Toronto), electric vehicle charging (Montréal), indoor bicycle parking (Edmonton), other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

Image © Concordia University

The Career Directory

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Dentons Canada members volunteering at the Children's Cottage Society

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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