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.

Note: The 2018 Summer Job Watch is now live. We have reached out to all 16 firms on the chart below. We’ll publish their job numbers as they roll in, so check back often.

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Firm 2018 2017 2016 2015 Notes
Bennett Jones 17 16 16 13
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin 16 15 13 12
Norton Rose Fulbright 18 17 19 19
Dentons 11 10 12 12
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg 10 11 16 17
Cassels Brock & Blackwell 13 13 12 12
Miller Thomson 13 9 9 9
Goodmans 15 15 13 14
Borden Ladner Gervais 30 21 21 20
McCarthy Tétrault 26 27 22 23
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt 30 24 21 25
McMillan 9 9 11 12
Blake, Cassels & Graydon 37 21 36 32
Stikeman Elliott 18 22 20 24
TOTAL 263 230 241 244
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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.