Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Norton Rose Fulbright staff, along with Soloman Sananes, Managing Partner (second to the right), at the summer party in Montréal

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017) and Alberta's Top Employers (2017):

  • Norton Rose Fullbright employees start with 3 to 4 weeks of paid vacation allowance (varying by position) with some employees receiving up to six additional paid personal days off each year
  • New moms at Norton Rose Fullbright receive maternity and parental leave top-up payments (from 17 to 24 weeks depending on their position) and can also take advantage of a number of alternative working arrangements to help balance work and their personal lives
  • Norton Rose Fullbright encourages long-term career development with tuition subsidies for job-related courses, formal mentoring and subsidies for professional accreditation
Norton Rose Fulbright employees in Ottawa participating in a trivia challenge lunch in support of United Way

Employer Background

Industry Law Firm
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Québec QC, Ottawa ON, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,417
Part-time employees in Canada 73
Full-time employees worldwide 6,596
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 4.24%
Average age of employees in Canada 42.96
Longest serving employee 53 years

Physical Workplace B

Commuter amenities secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features physical workplace and amenities vary by office location, the firm's Calgary office is located in the bustling Eau Claire district in Devon Tower and offers vista views of the city and surrounding mountains, access to Bow River's pathway system, onsite showers and lockers, lunch time yoga sessions, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, television
Other nearby amenities Eau Claire YMCA, GoodLife Fitness, fitness club, Prince's Island Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall

Work Atmosphere & Communications A

Employee social committee name Norton Rose Fulbright Social Club (est. 2004)
Recent social events national fitness challenge, staff appreciation week, summer cocktail event, holiday party and a separate celebration for children of employees, Calgary Stampede party, bar call celebration for students, an annual alumni hockey tournament, lawyers retreat
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box

Financial Benefits & Compensation B

Financial benefits note Norton Rose Fulbright has multiple employee groups, financial benefits may vary by position
Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP, non-matching RSP
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, life & disability insurance
Referral bonuses (max) new employee referral bonuses (up to $5,000) for some positions

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B

Health plan note Norton Rose Fulbright has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 21 hours per week
Waiting period for coverage 90 days
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Health spending account up to $750 each year
Fitness club subsidy up to $600 each year
Other health plan information Senior-level employees and legal personnel receive up to $1,000 for fitness club subsidy
Family-friendly benefits note Norton Rose Fulbright has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $5,000 per lifetime
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 1 week
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 1 week
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave
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
Additional family-friendly information employees have access to Kids & Company emergency back-up daycare services, legal and senior personnel receive maternity leave top-up payments for to 24 weeks

Vacation & Personal Time-Off A

Vacation note Norton Rose Fulbright has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 5 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Paid holiday shutdown during the Christmas to New Year's holiday break, employees receive an additional 1 day off
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 6 personal days off each year, as needed
Company paid days off employees receive 8 personal days off, as determined by their employer
Unpaid leave of absence option yes
Additional time-off information senior and legal personnel start with 4 weeks of paid vacation, sabbatical program

Employee Engagement & Performance A

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, peer-to-peer-recognition awards, long-service awards, BRAVO peer recognition program for employees who go above and beyond the call of duty
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months

Training & Skills Development B+

In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year

Community Involvement A

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 224 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Special Olympics, Working Start, BP Multiple Sclerosis 150, Movember
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight Norton Rose Fulbright's corporate responsibility program focuses on diversity and inclusion, pro bono services, community involvement and sustainability initiatives. The firm donated over $1.2 million to 224 organizations in 2015.

The Career Directory

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Norton Rose Fulbright employees participating in a team building activity in Vancouver

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Law Firm
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Québec QC, Ottawa ON, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 1,589
Part-time employees in Canada 80
Student opportunities 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
Typical new grad positions Articling Student
Starting salary $80K to $85K
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

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