Dentons Canada LLP
Dentons Canada staff at the holiday reception   (Photo credit: Tal Ben-Izhak)

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Dentons Canada LLP was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2018):

  • Dentons Canada starts its new employees with 3 weeks of paid vacation, moving to a maximum of 6 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
  • As part of Dentons Canada's charitable efforts, employees are involved in the selection of which charities to support and are encouraged to volunteer their time with paid volunteer days (from 1 to 5 days, depending on the specific initiative)
Dentons Canada employees enjoy a barbecue meal on the rooftop patio  

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 1,189
Part-time employees in Canada 53
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 54 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, reduced summer hours
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

Here are some of the reasons why Dentons Canada LLP was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2018):

  • The firm 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 also worked with its EFAP provider to offer resources on supporting trans and gender diverse employees in the workplace, such as guidelines on understanding gender identity, concerns impacting trans people, transitioning, and human rights and responsibilities
  • For the fifth consecutive year, Dentons Canada's Vancouver office has partnered with Polygon Homes to offer an internship program for Aboriginal business students -- the program includes summer employment at Polygon, as well as mentoring opportunities with a Dentons employee
  • Through Dentons Canada's Women LEAD (Leadership, Entrepreneurism, Advancement and Development) program, the organization helps female employees achieve their full personal and professional potential -- the initiative offers a range of opportunities including business development planning programs, mentoring, networking, and participation at client events
Dentons Canada celebrates International Day Against Homophobia Transphobia and Biphobia in the office  

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 1,189
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Chief Executive Officer, National Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chairs, Director of Human Resources
Formal commitment global committee on diversity and inclusion, accessibility committee, mental health committee
Employee resource groups Women's Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Advancement and Development (LEAD), Dialogue LGBTA, Dentons Global LGBT+, Black Professional Network
Diversity training and awareness currently developing a diversity and inclusion training resource manual and guide which will include information on a broad range of diversity subjects including LGBT resources, women, Aboriginal peoples, mental health, accessibility and cross-cultural communication, offers bias-free interview and recruitment training
Diversity highlights Law in Action Within Schools Mentoring Program, Aboriginal student internship (5th year, offered with Polygon Homes), Dentons Black Business and Professional Association National Scholarship (11th year awarded), accessibility email account to track customer service feedback for persons with disabilities, variety of LGBT-specific resources for staff including a Guidebook for LGBT People, LGBT Parenting, Transitioning for Gender Independent Children and Adolescents-Information for Parents and Coming Out in the Workplace
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships British Columbia Coalition of Persons with Disabilities, 30% Club (women), Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, Pride at Work Canada, Start Proud, The Mentoring Partnership, Internationally Trained Lawyers, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, Edmonton Business Diversity Network, South Asian Bar Association

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Dentons Canada LLP was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2018):

  • At offices across Canada, Dentons Canada maintains local green committees through which employees are engaged in supporting numerous sustainable initiatives, including a rooftop herb garden in Vancouver, indoor bicycle parking and free access to shared-use bicycles in Montréal, representation on the TD Centre's Green Council tenant advisory committee and the unique adopt-a-plant program in Toronto, to name a few
  • At the Vancouver office, the firm is part of the "Climate Smart Program" and works to manage and address its greenhouse gas emissions -- impressively, the office has measured significant GHG emissions drops through waste diversion and paper-use reduction strategies, reduced travel and increased two-wheeled commuting by employees
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 1,189
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 Work Green Live Green initiative to encourage environmentally sustainable behaviours (Toronto location), 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 office supplies (donates unused binders, file folders, etc. to schools), e-waste, organics, compostable utensils (maintains a recycle awareness committee to help increase awareness)
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 Climate Smart Program (Vancouver-based program to manage and reduce GHG emission strategies) and overall Sustainability Operations Plan (addresses all aspects of the firms' Vancouver operations and updated every 2 years), TD Centre's Green Council (part of the tenant advisory committee at the Toronto office), 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
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), living roof and indoor adopt-a-plant program (Toronto), rainwater harvesting, carpooling, bicycle lending, electric vehicle charging and bicycle rentals (Montréal), indoor bicycle parking (Edmonton), other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

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 members volunteering at the Children's Cottage Society

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Law Firm
Full-time employees in Canada 1,001 to 2,500
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Ottawa ON, Montréal QC
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 benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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