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Recruitment Timeline

Recruitment Deadlines for Certain Jurisdictions

The following chart summarizes general recruitment deadlines for certain jurisdictions. The jurisdictions that have been selected are those that have received the most applications from Windsor Law students in the past. Note that specific dates are not provided, as these can change from year to year and will be updated by the CSO closer to each recruitment cycle.

The purpose of this chart is to provide a general overview that will assist you in planning your career path.

Timeline Recruitment Process Activity
August 2nd Year Summer Students – US Law Firm Recruitment Applications due
September 2nd Year Summer Students – US Law Firm Recruitment Interviews (ongoing through fall semester)
2nd Year Summer Students – Toronto Law Firm Recruitment Applications due
2nd Year Summer Students – Calgary, Vancouver & Atlantic Provinces (“East-West” Recruitment) Applications due for certain employers (refer to the CSO)
Articling Students – Calgary, Vancouver & Atlantic Provinces (“East-West” Recruitment) Applications due for certain employers (refer to the CSO)
Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) (summer positions with federal government, including Department of Justice & Customs – 1st & 2nd year summer students) Applications due
October 1st & 2nd year summer students – Calgary, Vancouver & Atlantic Provinces (“East-West” Recruitment) Applications due
2nd Year Summer Students – US Law Firm Recruitment Interviews (ongoing through fall semester)
2nd Year Summer Students – Toronto Law Firm Recruitment On Campus Interviews & Call Day
2nd Year Summer Students – Vancouver Law Firm Recruitment Interviews conducted in Vancouver for firms not participating in “East-West Week” in Toronto
November 1st & 2nd year summer students & articling students – Calgary, Vancouver & Atlantic Provinces (“East-West” Recruitment) Interviews during “East-West Week” in Toronto
2nd Year Summer Students – US Law Firm Recruitment Interviews (ongoing through fall semester)
2nd Year Summer Students – Toronto Law Firm Recruitment Interviews in Toronto & Offers
Articling Recruitment – Atlantic Provinces Applications due
Articling Recruitment – Edmonton Applications due
December / January 1st Year Summer Students – US Law Firm Recruitment Applications due & interviews ongoing
1st & 2nd year summer students & articling students – Calgary, Vancouver & Atlantic Provinces (“East-West” Recruitment) Interviews at law firms in Eastern & Western Canada (usually during Christmas Break)
1st Year Summer Student Recruitment – Toronto Applications due in January
2nd Year Summer Student Recruitment – Ontario law firms other than Toronto firms Applications due (through to April)
1st & 2nd Year Summer Student applications – London & Ottawa Applications due & Call Day (in January)
February 1st Year Summer Student Recruitment – Toronto Call Day & Interview Week (usually during Reading Week)
2nd Year Summer Student Recruitment – Ontario law firms other than Toronto firms Applications due (through to April); deadlines usually established by employers
1st & 2nd Year Summer Student Recruitment - London Interviews
March 2nd Year Summer Student Recruitment – Ontario law firms other than Toronto firms Applications due (through to April); deadlines usually established by employers
1st & 2nd Year Summer Student Recruitment – Ontario Government Applications due
April 2nd Year Summer Student Recruitment – Ontario law firms other than Toronto firms Applications due; deadlines usually established by employers
1st/2nd Year Summer Student Recruitment – Ontario Government Applications due
May Articling Recruitment - Ontario law firms other than Toronto (Windsor, Kitchener, Waterloo, London, Ottawa) Applications due
Interviews
June Articling Recruitment – Ontario law firms other than Toronto (Windsor, Kitchener, Waterloo, London, Ottawa) Interviews
Articling Recruitment – Calgary Interviews
July Articling Recruitment - Toronto Applications and Interviews
August Articling Recruitment – Toronto Interview Week
Articling Recruitment – Vancouver Interview Week