Explore employment and career opportunities with DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
Just as we focus on innovation by developing new practice areas to keep pace with today’s expanding business landscape (PPPs, Video Game Law, Climate Change), just as we embrace innovative solutions to client issues, so too do we seek innovation in all of our employees. We are encouraged to adopt a forward-thinking approach to our contributions in the workplace, our relationships with each other and our commitment to our communities and environment. We want to work with individuals who embrace and embody the same attitudes towards our values.
The DLA Piper (Canada) LLP Culture
The firm’s culture prevails in all offices, and our collaborative approach creates highly productive teams that are seamless, collegial and dynamic. Whether between staff and lawyers, among offices or over borders, our culture knows no bounds.
We organize a range of social events throughout the year so that all of our employees can get to know one another better, and celebrate and congratulate one another on important accomplishments outside of the everyday office setting.
The firm believes in giving back. We embrace charitable initiatives throughout the year and support our employees who become involved in events that help our shared communities thrive. We provide inter-office opportunities to raise funds and awareness for a cross-section of organizations dedicated to helping others. In some cases, we launch friendly competitions between offices to help meet or even exceed fundraising goals. These include a cross-Canada food drive for local food banks and local United Way campaigns.
We strive to be an influence to younger generations by providing practicums to high school and college students to introduce them to the corporate environment, and we encourage our lawyers to volunteer time and expertise to pro bono matters.
Read more about our community initiatives.
DLA Piper (Canada) LLP provides a challenging work environment with appropriate remuneration for contributions made to the firm. We acknowledge that staff have many considerations beyond their work: family well-being, education and training, fitness, volunteer work and community involvement. We are open to discussing flexible work arrangements so that our people can successfully manage the rewards and the demands of everyday life while still meeting our clients’ needs.
Diversity and Inclusion
As a global law firm with offices across Canada serving the needs of clients from around the world, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP recognizes that embracing a culture of diversity is instrumental to our success. We have a long, rich history and profound commitment to creating an inclusive workplace that values, respects and supports the different perspectives, cultures and experiences of our clients and our people. We are a proud member of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN), which strives to promote diversity within law firms and in the broader legal profession.
DLA Piper (Canada) LLP is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values, respects and supports the different perspectives, cultures and experiences of our clients and our people. We believe that by doing so, we will attract the best lawyers, students and support staff who will be inspired to realize their full potential, significantly enhancing our ability to deliver creative and strategic advice to our clients.
We treat all of our employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, culture, ethnic origin, colour, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, disability or health status. Everyone has equal opportunity with respect to compensation, promotion, transfers, benefits, and all other conditions of employment. We are committed to supporting and implementing internal and external diversity initiatives that will enable our firm to stay abreast of best practices in the workplace.
That’s why our firm supports and has signed on to be a member of the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network (LFDIN), a group of Canadian Law Firms who have agreed to work together to promote diversity and encourage a culture of inclusion in our firms and the broader legal profession.
Our compensation and benefits packages are competitive. We aim to attract and retain high-quality individuals by ensuring they receive appropriate recognition for their qualifications and contributions. We participate in annual salary surveys with other firms to ensure our approach to compensation coincides with that in the market.
Our overall goal is to provide opportunities equal to or better than those offered by selected firms in the marketplace.
- Support staff pension plan − the firm contributes to the plan and, in addition, will match staff contributions to a maximum percentage of salary
- Group RRSP where staff contributions can be deducted directly from pay
- Firm-paid premiums for provincial medical, in jurisdictions where premiums are charged
- Firm-paid premiums for health benefits which include extended health, dental, group life insurance, AD&D and emergency out-of-country travel
- Firm-paid life insurance – an amount equal to twice the annual salary
- Short-term and long-term disability insurance
- Employee and family assistance plan
- Support for professional development expenses
- Annual fitness benefit
- Competitive vacation time offering based on tenure with the firm
- Acknowledgment of all statutory and some non-statutory holidays
We want our employees to feel positive and enthusiastic about their day-to-day contributions and those of their co-workers. We embrace a “get-the-job-done-right” attitude across the firm and celebrate our achievements as a team.
Individuals seeking employment with DLA Piper (Canada) LLP should embody the same desire for success. They should have demonstrated knowledge of their area of expertise through education and experience, as well as a natural ability to work both independently and as a team player with a diverse group of people, and they should excel in an often fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
We particularly appreciate those who approach tasks with innovation and resourcefulness while adhering to the rules and regulations inherent to the practice of law. We support new ideas that improve efficiency and effectiveness.
We give consideration to all candidates, including internal and external applicants, and make offers to individuals with the best mix of training, experience and initiative, as well as a demonstrated eagerness to make positive contributions.
DLA Piper Canada is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. Accommodations are available upon request for all applicants with a disability throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Kristen Bligh, Human Resource Coordinator, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP. Kristen can be reached by telephone at 604-643-2967 and by email at [email protected]. We will work with all applicants to accommodate their individual accessibility needs.