NOTE: These deadlines are the earliest that firms may recruit for summer and articling students. Note that many employers recruit after these dates, outside of the formal recruit. You are free to recruit at any time after these deadlines have passed.

Summer 2022 Key Recruitment Dates

REGION

NOTES

Earliest Application Deadline

OCI Date

(if applicable)

Earliest Interview Period

Earliest

Job Offer Date/Time

 

 

TORONTO

Law Society of Ontario Summer Student Recruitment Procedures

Calls to schedule interviews: October 22nd at 8am

 

August 16, 2021 @ 5pm

October 5th

All OCI’s will be conducted remotely

 

November 1 to 3 

 

November 3rd @ 5pm

 

OTTAWA & KINGSTON

Ottawa Firm Tour: TBC

 

Employers can call to schedule interviews between TBC

 

TBC

(2021: Jan 13)

TBD (2021: Jan 26)

typically late January/early February  All OCI’s will be conducted remotely

 

TBC

(2021 Feb 17-26)

 

TBC

(201 Feb 26)

LONDON

 

January 2022

N/A

February 2022

February 2022

HAMILTON

Some employers recruit in the fall and others in the winter; there are no dates specified.

 

OTHER ONTARIO CITIES

Most other Ontario summer employers tend to hire in the winter term; the interview processes and timeframes will vary employer-to-employer.

 

 

 

ALBERTA

 

 

Law Society of Alberta: Student Recruitment Information

 

 

 

OCI Employers:

TBC

 

 

September 14, 2021

Some Calgary  employers will conduct OCIs in Toronto for students from Ontario law schools and McGill

No formal interview week, but interviews are generally scheduled around Thanksgiving

 

 

TBC

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Vancouver Bar Association Student Recruitment Guidelines

Intent to Call (ITC) emails can be sent between Oct 5 (8 am PT) and Oct 6 (8 pm PT). Interview Offers:  Oct 7 (8 am PT)

OCI Employers: TBC (likely mid- August 2021)

 

Non-OCI Employers: September 1, 2021

September 14, 2021

Some Vancouver employers will conduct OCIs in remotely for students from Ontario law schools and McGill

 

 

Oct 25 to Oct 27 2021

 

 

Oct 28, 2021

 

 

EAST COAST

Employers recruit for articling positions and students are provided with the option of accepting a summer student position, as well.

 

TBC

 

TBC

 

 

 

MANITOBA & SASKATCHEWAN

Summer recruitment may take place in the fall or winter term

 

NWT, NUNAVUT & YUKON

No formal summer recruitment guidelines. Contact the relevant Law Society for information.

 

NEW YORK

Few positions for Canadian law students; very competitive

 

TBC

 

N/A

 

TBC

 

TBC

 

Articling 2022 Key Recruitment Dates - TBD