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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP - Vancouver, British Columbia

Compensation & Benefits

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First Year Summer Student

First year summer student salary (/week)? NA
First year summer student benefits? NA

Second Year Summer Student

Second year summer student salary (/week)? 1538.46
Second year summer student benefits? The current annual salary for summer articled students is C$80,000, which includes 5 days of paid vacation.

Summer articled students who return for articles receive payment of third-year tuition fees to a maximum of C$6,500 and a book allowance of C$500.

Articling Students

Articling student salary (annual)? $80,000
Articling student benefits? Upon starting an articling student position with Blakes, we pay salary and all Law Society and PLTC course fees. The current annual salary for articled students is C$80,000, which includes 10 days of paid vacation.

Blakes compensation package is competitive with other large national law firms. Our students are covered by British Columbia Medical Services Plan, extended medical coverage, a dental plan, an employee assistance program and a group accident plan.

Due to our continued and steady growth, we are able to offer associate positions to a high percentage of our articled students.

We are very proud that our hire back ratios have been consistently very high (80% or higher).
Do you pay a bonus to summer students returning to article (region-specific)? No
For third year student bonus, any conditions? NA

Licensing Process

Do you pay tuition for the licensing process? Yes
Do you pay salary during the licensing process? Yes


First year associate salary (annual)? $115,000
Annual bonuses to eligible associates? Yes
Benefits AD&D
Bar Association and Law Society Fees
Business Casual Dress Code
Dental Insurance
Domestic Partner Benefits
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Benefits Program
Health Club Membership
Annual Bar Licensing Fees for Lawyers
Tuition to attend bar exams/courses
Life Insurance
Long-term Disability Insurance
Maternity Leave
Meals Allowance
Medical Insurance
Off-site Child Care - Emergency
Optional Life Insurance
Parental Leave
Short-term Absence Insurance
Technology (Laptop, smartphone, etc.)
Family/Dependent Care Leave
Pension Plan - Defined Contribution
Additional comments re: benefits NA