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Ottawa Summer 2023 General Recruit Numbers

uOttawa dominates with hometown advantage

The Ottawa general recruit concluded at the end of February. This year, 36 employers participated in the recruit, an increase from the 31 participating employers from last year

At least 60 students are confirmed to be working in Ottawa this summer, with four students returning following prior summer employment. Notably, 25 percent of students were hired from outside Ontario. 

Consistent with prior years, the University of Ottawa dominated the recruit with 37 students securing positions, representing 61 percent of the total summer positions. McGill, Queen’s, and the University of Toronto followed with nine, seven, and four positions, respectively. 

Amongst the firms, Gowling WLG hired the most students with 20 positions. Borden Ladner Gervais LLP came in second with 11 positions.

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