Associate - Employment, Labour and Equalities

  • Gowling WLG
  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Aug 16, 2023
Full time Lawyer (Private Practice)

Job Description


At Gowling WLG, our dedication to excellence and quality service begins with our people. As a global law firm with offices across Canada, the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we pride ourselves on sourcing and retaining top talent who bring energy, passion and commitment to the delivery of outstanding client service.

Employee satisfaction is important to us. We work hard to ensure that our people are motivated, engaged and empowered. We are guided by our firm’s Core Values - The Power of Teamwork, Always Striving to be Better, We all Bring Something Different - in all that we do.

When it comes to diversity, we not only accept it — we celebrate it, support it and thrive on it. To create an engaging and rewarding place to work, we seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to help everyone reach their full potential and achieve their personal and professional goals.

Our diverse group of legal professionals, law students, law clerks/paralegals, legal administrative assistants and business support services team work together, and are respected and valued for their individual contributions.


Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office is currently seeking an energetic Associate Lawyer to join its dynamic Employment, Labour and Equalities Group. Gowling WLG represents and advises a wide range of major private and public organizations on all matters related to employment, labour, workplace safety and insurance and human rights.

The successful candidate will have no less than two years of substantial experience assisting and providing guidance to clients with workplace and employment-related legal matters. The ideal candidate must have proven client management skills, strong analytical communication and drafting skills and be prepared to engage in a team environment on challenging work with our clients. Bilingualism is an asset.

Application details

Interested candidates should forward their resumes, including academic records, in confidence via the career page on our website.

Gowling WLG employees benefit from a hybrid work environment.

Not sure if you meet all the requirements? If you are excited about this opportunity but your experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Gowling WLG is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know.

While we appreciate all applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.