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 (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
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 1,253
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
Diversity highlights 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
Some of the diversity-focused 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

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 1,253
Part-time employees in Canada 69
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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