Bay Street Summer Job Numbers

Since 2008, Precedent has tracked the number of second-year students Toronto law firms have hired, in the fall, for the upcoming summer.

In the interactive chart below, we’ve ranked the firms that have historically taken on the largest crop of students. When you toggle between the past eight years, the chart will show the current year in bold, plus the three previous years. You can also sort the data in each column. And if you click on any firm names, you’ll see its numbers from over the years.

See below the chart to find out how we have handled law-firm mergers over the years.

We are now in the middle of the 2019 Summer Job Watch. In the coming weeks, we’ll be updating the chart below as firms report their numbers. Check back often and follow us on Facebook and Twitter, where we announce every update to the chart.

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Firm 2019 2018 2017 2016 Notes
Cassels Brock & Blackwell 15 13 13 12
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg 15 10 11 16
Fasken 15 16 15 13
Dentons 11 11 10 12
McMillan 12 9 9 11
Miller Thomson 13 13 9 9
Norton Rose Fulbright 16 18 17 19
Stikeman Elliott 22 18 22 20
Blake, Cassels & Graydon 30 37 21 36
Bennett Jones 19 17 16 16
Goodmans 13 15 15 13
McCarthy Tétrault 29 26 27 22
TOTAL 210 203 185 199
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Read our coverage from over the years.

Notes on the data

  • Our data for each year before 2013 refers to the numbers for FMC, which merged with Dentons in March 2013.
  • Our data for each year before 2012 refers to Ogilvy Renault, which merged with Norton Rose in July 2011.
  • Our data for each year before 2016 refers to Gowling Lafleur Henderson, which merged with UK-based Wragge Lawrence Graham to form Gowling WLG in February 2016.
  • Our data for each year before 2015 refers to Davis LLP, which merged with DLA Piper in April 2015.