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Smart & Biggar
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Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Smart & Biggar was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2022):

  • Smart & Biggar offers training and development opportunities for individuals at various stages of their careers, from mentoring and career planning services for current employees, to paid internships and co-op placements for students and recent grads just starting out
  • Smart & Biggar provides new employee referral bonuses as an incentive for employees to recruit their friends, ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 for successful hires
  • Smart & Biggar supports employees who want to start a family with maternity leave top-up for new mothers (to 100 per cent of salary for up to 12 weeks) and parental top-up for fathers and adoptive parents (to 100 per cent of salary for up to four and 12 weeks respectively) -- and offers an option for new parents to phase in their return to work
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Highlights

Industry Law firm
Established in Canada 1926
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Montréal QC, Ottawa ON, Vancouver BC, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 301
Part-time employees in Canada 8
Average age of employees in Canada 40.18 years
Longest serving employee 43 years
Benefits note Smart & Biggar has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $400 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 6 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

COVID-19

Pandemic response offered a one-time home office subsidy of $500

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Smart & Biggar was selected as one of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers (2022):

  • Smart & Biggar moved employees to work-from-home arrangements early in the pandemic (along with a $500 home office subsidy) and has since created a "Re-opening Our Offices Team" (ROOT) to develop plans for a gradual return to the office -- the initiative included a confidential survey to see how employees felt about the future of work
  • In addition to their benefits plan, Smart & Biggar employees receive a $400 flex amount to allocate into a health or wellness spending account to customize their coverage to their needs
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Highlights

Industry Law firm
Established in Canada 1926
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Montréal QC, Ottawa ON, Vancouver BC, Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 301
Part-time employees in Canada 8
Full-time employee growth in the past year 5.0 %
Average age of employees in Canada 40.18 years
Longest serving employee 43 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, peer-to-peer recognition awards, long-service awards

COVID-19

Pandemic response offered a one-time home office subsidy of $500

The Career Directory

Smart & Biggar has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Staff members at Smart & Biggar

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Law firm
Full-time employees in Canada 251 to 500
Major Canadian hiring locations Calgary AB, Montréal QC, Ottawa ON, Vancouver BC, Toronto ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Articling Student, Technical Consultant, Accounts Payable Specialist, Accounts Receivable Specialist, Administrative Clerk, Legal Assistant, Paralegal
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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