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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP staff at an employee appreciation breakfast  

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Borden Ladner Gervais LLP was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2019):

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP supports employees who are new mothers and fathers with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (varying by employee group) and offers a number of in-house resources, including presentations and panel discussions on related topics, a new parent toolkit, and a parent coaching program for lawyers
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP invests in ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for job-related courses (to $1,000) and subsidies for professional accreditation
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP organizes a "Lion's Lair", the firm's take on the popular Dragon's Den show, to encourage team members to share their ideas on topics ranging from client service improvements to operational processes -- ideas are assessed by judges and winners receive a cash prize of $5,000, as well as recognition at the annual National Awards Gala
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP staff attend a Women in Renewable Energy event  

Highlights

Industry Law firm
Established in Canada 1823
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Toronto ON, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,356
Part-time employees in Canada 87
Average age of employees in Canada 41.44 years
Longest serving employee 40.26 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
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
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
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 (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Borden Ladner Gervais LLP was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP maintains a women's leadership development committee to help identify leadership opportunities for women, organize networking and mentoring events, and make recommendations on related policies and programs, such as maternity and parental leave top-up policies
  • The firm is also a signatory to the Catalyst Accord 2022, which aims to increase the number of women on boards and in executive positions to 30 per cent by 2022
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP created the Driven by Women initiative to support the needs of female-led and female-founded partners -- women lawyers work with women entrepreneurs to help them achieve their goals through community-building events, seminars and flexible-fee arrangements
Students at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP's Calgary office celebrate joining the firm  

Highlights

Industry Law firm
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Toronto ON, Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,356
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives National Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Formal commitment diversity and inclusion committee, mental health strategy
Employee resource groups BLGTQA+, Christian BLGers, MOSAIC (ethno-cultural diversity), Parents
Diversity training and awareness training on topics such as unconscious bias, LGBT inclusion, mental health, the role of the private sector in reconciliation, diversity in the legal profession and cross-cultural competency
Diversity highlights maintains a formal Transgender Accommodation and Inclusivity policy to provide guidance on supporting, respecting and accommodating trans individuals and preventing harassment and discrimination on basis of gender identity and gender expression
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network, Laws in Action Within Schools Program (mentoring), University of Toronto's Law School Access Program, Pride at Work Canada, Black Female Lawyers Network, Minerva Foundation

The Career Directory

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Articling Student, Brad Yaeger on his way to work

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Law firm
Full-time employees in Canada 1,000 to 2,500
Major Canadian hiring locations Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Toronto ON, Ottawa ON
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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Other info for new grads The firm offers a number of professional development opportunities for law students and associates on topics such as negotiation, business development and leadership (to name a few).
Typical new grad positions Summer Student, Articling Student, Associate
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 586 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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