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 13 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 2021 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 2021 2020 2019 2018 Notes
McMillan 13 12 12 9
Cassels Brock & Blackwell 16 15 15 13
Stikeman Elliott 26 19 22 18
Torys 20 19 22 17
Bennett Jones 24 19 19 17
Goodmans 10 13 13 15
Miller Thomson 13 13 13 13
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg 15 15 15 10
Fasken 21 15 15 16
Gowling WLG 15 15 14 14
Borden Ladner Gervais 24 28 25 30
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt 34 38 29 30
McCarthy Tétrault 25 26 29 26
Blake, Cassels & Graydon 33 40 30 37
TOTAL 289 287 273 265
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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.