Dentons Canada LLP
Dentons Canada employees attending the company's holiday party in Vancouver, BC  

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

Here are some of the reasons why Dentons Canada LLP was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2019):

  • Dentons Canada supports a number of charitable organizations across the country and captures employee feedback when selecting charities to support -- additionally, employees may receive between 1 to 5 paid days off to volunteer, depending on the initiative
  • 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
  • Dentons Canada offers generous referral bonuses as an incentive for employees to recruit candidates from their personal networks, ranging from $1,500 to $7,500
Staff at Dentons Canada representing the organization in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer  

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 1,138
Part-time employees in Canada 47
Average age of employees in Canada 45 years
Longest serving employee 48 years
Long-term savings 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
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 50% of tuition 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 Dentons Canada LLP was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

  • Dentons Canada is committed to improving the gender diversity of its senior leadership team and board of directors (45 per cent of the firm's Canadian board are currently women) and offers a number of internal programs to support mentorship, sponsorship and career advancement
  • The firm implemented the 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 created a guide that provides employees who are ready to "come out" and their families with resources for immediate and ongoing support
  • For the sixth 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
An employee at Dentons Canada joins representatives from Deloitte, HSBC, the City of Toronto and Women in Government for a panel discussion  

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 1,138
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Chief Talent Officer
Formal commitment global committee on diversity and inclusion, accessibility committee, mental health committee
Employee resource groups WomenLEAD (Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Advancement and Development), Dentons Global LGBT+ Network, Dialogue LGBTA (Canadian network), Black Professional Network, Asian Professionals Network
Diversity training and awareness diversity and inclusion capability and development guide, training on accessibility and unconscious bias, diversity webinars and eLearning modules (offered in partnership with community organizations), 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
Diversity highlights WomenLEAD initiative to helps female employees achieve their full personal and professional potential (includes business development planning programs, mentoring, networking, and participation at client events), dedicated women's intranet, participates in Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) program to provide mentoring to marginalized high school students, paid internships for LAWS students, Aboriginal student internship (6th year, offered with Polygon Homes), Dentons Black Business and Professional Association National Scholarship (12th year awarded), Victor Hum Bursary for a student who has demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity in the law school community, Dentons Scadding Court "Investing in Diversity" Scholarship for youth leaders active in issues around diversity, equity and anti-racism, accessibility email account to track customer service feedback for persons with disabilities, inaugural Dentons Pride Day to celebrate launch of Dentons Global LGBT+ network, global LGBT quarterly newsletter
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Catalyst Accord 2022 (signatory), British Columbia Coalition of Persons with Disabilities, Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, Pride at Work Canada and The 519 (Hear It! Stop It! campaign), Start Proud, Canadian Lawyers Abroad (Dare to Dream project to encourage Aboriginal students to pursue careers in law), Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (mentoring for new Canadians), Internationally Trained Lawyers, Korean Lawyers Association

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Dentons Canada LLP was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2019):

  • Dentons helps raise awareness of non-recyclable plastics (that often end up in the oceans) by creating a dedicated soft plastic recycling bin in the onsite café, allowing employees to properly dispose of plastic shopping bags, food and product wrap, dry-cleaning bags, bread, rice, pasta and cereal bags, frozen food bags and even bubble wrap
  • As part of an annual month-long Healthy Habits Challenge, Dentons' Vancouver employees are encouraged to refrain from using a disposable coffee cup or take-out container for a full month -- employees start with 30 points and have one point deducted for every disposable container used
  • At offices across Canada, Dentons maintains local green committees, through which employees can support numerous sustainable initiatives including a rooftop herb garden in Vancouver, indoor bicycle parking and free access to shared-use bicycles in Montréal, and the Fresh City Farms pilot program to bring healthy, organic and locally sourced lunches and snacks to the office, to name a few
Dentons Canada staff members cheering on Team Canada at an Olympic lunch  

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 1,138
Employee green team Vancouver's Workplace Improvement Sustainability and Health (WISH) Committee
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Managing Partners at offices across Canada
Formal strategy/policy name Sustainability Operations Plan (Vancouver), TD Centre Occupant Engagement Campaign (Toronto)
Green highlights Work Green Live Green (Toronto office initiative to encourage environmentally sustainable behaviours), Adopt a Plant (Toronto), Healthy Habits Walking Club (Vancouver), Wednesday Walking Club (Toronto), Vancouver Healthy Habits Challenge (month-long initiative to challenge employees to adopt new habits to address the environment, exercise, food, and to learn something new), Climate Smart Program (Vancouver-based program to manage and reduce GHG emissions, encompasses electronic invoicing, motion sensor lighting, switching off monitors, compost and recycling programs), Environmental Law Group (offers specialized legal services to assist with domestic and international regulatory requirements), specialized legal services for Forest Products, Agribusiness, Environmental and Natural Resources clients
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), soft plastics (shopping bags to bubble wrap to frozen food bags), reuse program (binders, cerlox spines, tabs and file folders)
In-house environmental audit yes
External environmental audit yes
Some of the green community initiatives TD Centre's Green Council (part of the tenant advisory committee at the Toronto office), Fresh City Farms (Toronto pilot program to bring healthy, organic and locally sourced lunches and snacks), EARTH University (helping the Costa Rica-based university establish a presence in Canada), Bike 2 Work Week (Vancouver employees entered twice as many riders as the previous year and tripled the distance rode), Climate Smart, Earth Day
Head office LEED Gold
Other location LEED Platinum
Building footprint includes rainwater collection, green roof, LED lighting for desks and offices, motion sensor lighting in common areas, Vancouver patio garden growing everything from strawberries to herbs to tomatoes, 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.)
Commuter amenities walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking

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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