How to Apply

Summer Program

The Ottawa office typically hires 3-5 summer students each year: 2-4 in the IP department (typically 1-2 first year and 1-2 second year), and generally 1 student (second year) in the business and/or regulatory practice groups. The IP summer student recruitment occurs earlier than the general summer student recruitment.

2019 Intellectual Property Summer Law Student Recruitment (1L and 2L)

The key dates are as follows:

  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 (by 1:00 pm EST)
  • Interview Weeks: Interviews will be conducted at the firm from October 18 to October 25, 2018
  • Call Day: Offers will be communicated beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018

2018 General Summer Law Student Recruitment (2L)

We will not be participating in the recruitment of second year law students for 2018 summer positions.

Articling Program

2018/2019 Positions

Due to a full complement of articling students for the 2018/2019 term, we are not currently accepting applications from external candidates.

2019/2020 Positions

We anticipate satisfying our 2019/2020 articling complement from our 2018 summer class, we will not be considering applications from external candidates.

Please note that the Ottawa office only accepts electronic applications.
Applications can be submitted via the Student Applicant Portal. Applications received through other means (e.g. email, courier, fax) will not be reviewed.


We thank all applicants for their interest in Osler; however, only chosen applicants will be contacted. Osler is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, and we welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and people with diverse backgrounds, identities, and cultures. For candidates with disabilities, accommodations are available upon request in all phases of the selection process.