Peter A Allard School of Law

2023-24 Articling Search Info Session

If you want to become a lawyer in Canada, you first need to secure an articling job which will take place after you graduate from law school. Will you be looking for an articling job to start in 2023/24? Wondering where to begin looking, what the deadlines are, and how to maximize your job search success?

Articling deadlines for 2023/24 positions in Canada start as early as May 2022 (for Calgary/Saskatchewan/Manitoba/Ottawa); June 2022 (for Vancouver); and July 2022 (for Toronto) and continue through late 2023. Earlier deadlines correspond with structured articling recruitment cycles; later application deadlines correspond with smaller legal employers who hire outside of these structured processes. See our Licensing and Recruitment Reminders page for more details.

2Ls and graduate students (i.e. those students who will have completed their JD or NCA requirements by May 2023) should come to this session for an overview of the structured articling recruitment cycles for Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, and Toronto, and for tips on applying to articling employers that hire outside of structured recruitment.

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