Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP employees in Toronto, Ontario participate on the United Way committee

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

Here are some of the reasons why Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017):

  • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt manages a unique summer employment program, sponsored by the firm's student and diversity committees -- students spend the first part of the summer working at the firm and the latter portion of the term (approximately 4 to 6 weeks) working for a firm-sponsored public interest group or entity that is involved in diversity issues
  • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt participated in the International Business Law Internship program to support internationally trained lawyers, and the Law in Action Within Schools program to provide practical experience for high school students who face barriers to achieving academic, career and life goals -- the firm's Asia-Pacific Affinity Network also recently hosted a speed mentoring event in partnership with Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
  • Each year, female partners at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt host an event for female associates and articling students, providing opportunities for networking and discussion of career progression, work-life balance and practice management -- the firm also maintains an online Women's Network, which functions as a virtual employee resource group
Michele Qu, associate, is co-lead of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt's Asia-Pacific Affinity Network
"My experiences at Osler, whether it's working on client files, helping out during the recruitment process or getting involved with the Asia-Pacific Affinity Network, have enabled me to see first-hand the effort Osler puts in to building a firm that celebrates diversity and cultivates an inclusive environment. This commitment not only attracts lawyers and staff who are the best at what they do, but provides our clients with the benefit of a wide range of viewpoints and experiences that our professionals offer, which ultimately enables us to create a better workplace and deliver better solutions to our clients." Michele Qu, Associate

Highlights

Industry Law Firm
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,063
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Chair of Diversity Committee
Formal commitment maintains a diversity committee and an executive council
Employee resource groups Kids and Careers Group (employees with children), Women Lawyers Network, online Women's Network (virtual employee resource group), Pride Network, Asia-Pacific Affinity Network
Diversity training and awareness training on intercultural competency and unconscious bias for council members
Diversity highlights employees participated in the inaugural diversity mentorship program (created by the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network and Legal Leaders for Diversity), unique summer student program that includes 4- to 6-week term at firm-sponsored public interest group or entity that is involved in diversity issues, Justica Project participant
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Black Law Students Association of Canada, Pride at Work, Catalyst, South Asian Bar Association, Out on Bay Street, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers

The Career Directory

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP employees at a Montreal Women's Network event

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Law Firm
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,038
Part-time employees in Canada 56
Student opportunities yes
Training Training
Work perks yes

Academic fields recruited


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