Labour and Employment Associate

Blakes is seeking an Associate to join its Employment & Labour group in Vancouver. Our ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in developing a career practicing employment law with one to three years of employment-related experience at a top-tier law firm, excellent drafting/ advocacy skills and strong academic credentials.

The Blakes Employment & Labour group provides clients with expert legal advice on all aspects of employment law including Canadian and cross-border commercial transactions, wrongful dismissal litigation, post-employment competition by former employees, labour relations, human rights, employment standards, workplace privacy and occupational health and safety. The group operates on a national platform, providing seamless service and strategic advice to national and multinational organizations in a wide variety of industries including finance, banking, mining, oil and gas, construction, technology and life sciences.

Thanks to our clients, in 2018, Blakes was named the leading law firm brand for the fourth time and third year running in Acritas’ Canadian Law Firm Brand Index. We were also awarded Canada Law Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal for the 10th consecutive year and received the highest number of ranked lawyers of any Canadian law firm for the second year in a row in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Blakes was also named as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2018 by Mediacorp Canada Inc., an honour we have received eight times since 2008. The partners in the Blakes Vancouver Employment & Labour group have also been individually recognized as leaders in their field having receiving rankings in a number of leading publications.

If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please submit your cover letter, resumé and transcripts to:

Jennifer McNaught, LL.B. M.Ed.

Director, Legal Personnel and Professional Development
Dir: 604-631-4299

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
595 Burrard Street
P.O. Box 49314
Suite 2600, Three Bentall Centre
Vancouver, B.C. V7X 1L3