Meaningful Work

Get down to business with interesting, engaging assignments

You’re not just here to watch – you’re here to participate

Our students learn by doing. You’ll get real world experience on a wide variety of files. We go out of our way to make sure that student assignments are interesting and offer an intellectual challenge as you work in non-hierarchical teams with partners and associates.

Many of our students are particularly interested in our active articling student secondment program. Every year, we place a number of articling students in a variety of client legal departments, where they build client relationships and gain a true understanding of the value of superior client service.

As an established Bay Street firm, there’s always something interesting happening here

Toronto is Canada’s business and financial capital and Stikeman Elliott is at the heart of the action. We work on headline-generating deals, litigate precedent-setting cases, and advise clients on their complex business matters.

As a student in our Toronto office, you will have the opportunity to work with a comprehensive roster of practice groups, including capital markets & securities, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, banking & finance, tax, restructuring & insolvency, competition & foreign investment, employment & labour, and litigation & dispute resolution.

You won’t just hear about our work for international clients – you’ll be doing it

If international exposure is one of your interests, you’ll be excited about the opportunities here. As Canada’s leading firm for international business, we are always handling a variety of interesting international matters, including high-profile cross-border and multinational deals.

Stikeman Elliott’s vision has been international since the firm’s earliest days. In fact, we opened our first international office (London, 1969) before we opened our second Canadian office (Toronto, 1971). Furthermore, we built this international presence ourselves, not by merging with a global firm or scooping up smaller regional players. Stikeman Elliott was the first Canadian firm to open offices in London, New York and Australia. We also have extensive ties to clients in Europe, South America, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region, and we are deeply proud of our reputation as the ‘go to’ Canadian firm for international business.

This grassroots experience with international clients means that Stikeman Elliott students are regularly involved in matters that originate outside of Canada.