How to Apply

Our summer and articling programs are reserved for law students. The recruitment of summer and articling students is governed by the guidelines of the Law Society of Ontario (”LSO”). Applications are only accepted through the online application portal.  Applications received otherwise will not be reviewed.

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.

2023 Summer Program

The key dates for the 2023 Summer Student Recruitment Drive are as follows:

  • Application Deadline: Monday, July 25th, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET, as determined by the LSO.
  • On-Campus Interviews (“OCI”): Representatives from our Toronto office will be conducting virtual student interviews across the country for 2023 second year summer positions on the dates set out below. Your Career Development Office will advise if you have been selected for an OCI and will be setting the interview schedule for the OCI date.  We will also send you an email to let you know if you will be receiving an OCI and will provide the video platform details in advance.  If you are applying from a school where we do not currently conduct OCIs, or from a non-Canadian law school, we will contact you (see Intent to Call below) to advise whether we will be scheduling an interview with you in advance of the November 7th – November 9th Interview Week.

On-Campus Interviews – Schedule

Law School


Dalhousie University

September 9th, 2022

University of Alberta

September 13th, 2022

University of Calgary

September 13th, 2022

University of Victoria

September 13th, 2022

University of Saskatchewan

September 13th, 2022

University of Manitoba

September 13th, 2022

Thompson Rivers University

September 13th, 2022

University of British Columbia

September 19th, 2022

Western University

September 22nd, 2022

University of Windsor

September 23rd, 2022

Internationally Trained Lawyers (ITL) & National Committee on Accreditation (NCA)

September 28th, 2022

Osgoode Hall Law School

October 6th & 7th, 2022

Queen’s University

October 12th, 2022

University of Ottawa (Common Law)

October 13th, 2022

McGill University (Common Law)

October 14th, 2022

Lincoln Alexander School of Law

October 18th, 2022

University of Toronto

October 20th & 21st, 2022


  • Intent to Call (“ITC”): After OCIs, an ITC email will be sent to those students who will be advancing in the recruitment process to advise that we will be reaching out on the LSO prescribed “Call Day” (see below) to make arrangements for second round interviews during the November 7th – November 9th Interview Week.
  • Call Day: In accordance with the LSO recruitment guidelines, Call Day will be taking place at 8:00 a.m. EST on October 28, 2022. Our calls will be punctual and brief in order to schedule a 90-minute interview on Day 1 of Interview Week (November 7th).
  • Interview Week: Second round interviews will be taking place from November 7th – November 9th, 2022. Candidates meeting with Osler during Interview Week should reserve 90 minutes for their first interview.  Subsequent interviews on Day 2 and Day 3 will be roughly 60 minutes in length.  For the duration of Interview Week, each candidate will be paired with a dedicated associate host to guide the candidate through the process.
  • Offers: In accordance with the LSO recruitment guidelines, offers of employment may not be communicated before 5:00 p.m. EST on November 9th, 2022.

Articling Program

2023/2024 Positions

As we have a full complement of returning summer students articling with us for the 2023-2024 term, we are not currently accepting applications to add to our 2023-2024 class.