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Articling Program in Montréal

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Our team in Montréal

The Montréal team in-depth experience in a broad range of clientele nationally and internationally. Our main areas of practice are: corporate; commercial and taxation; litigation and insurance; real estate; administrative; labour; Indigenous law; and industrial and intellectual property law.


Office details

3700-1 Place Ville Marie
Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3C 3P4

Please note: We are a bilingual workplace, applications can be presented in French or English.

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Practice areas

The Montréal office is focused on three broad practice areas, each of which is comprised of a number of specialty groups, Business Law, Advocacy and Intellectual Property. With a broad clientele of national and multinational organizations, Gowling WLG provides students with exposure to a wide variety of industries including; Energy, Financial Services, Government Relations, Infrastructure, Mining, Manufacturing, Technology and Life Sciences.

In Business Law you will be exposed to most, but perhaps not all, areas of business law, which includes:

  • General corporate/commercial
  • Technology
  • Tax
  • Energy
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial services
  • Real estate
  • Environmental law

In Litigation, you will gain experience in most areas of our litigation practice, such as:

  • Commercial litigation
  • Banking litigation
  • Employment and labour law
  • Insurance and professional liability
  • Product liability
  • Health law
  • Class actions

And finally, our Intellectual Property practice covers areas such as:

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyright
  • Industrial design
  • Marketing/advertising

Application process

Successful applicants to the articling program begin their six-month placement after writing their Bar Admission exams. To broaden their exposure to the firm's areas of practice, articling students work in different practice areas over the program term. Whenever possible, students are given the opportunity to focus on their practice area of choice. 

Each year, the Montréal office selects approximately eight to ten students to do their articling at the firm. This small number allows us to hire those who successfully complete their articling with us. Gowling WLG is party to the recruiting agreement for law firms of the Montréal region. Gowling WLG recruits in accordance with any and all applicable law society guidelines.

Gowling WLG Montréal is an equal opportunity employer. That said, our firm is dedicated to providing equitable opportunities for employment and advancement, and to creating a more inclusive workplace for all our people, as we believe that diverse professional and administrative teams make better decisions. Applicants who are Indigenous, racialized BIPOC, members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and persons with a disability are encouraged to self-identify.

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Professional development


Our comprehensive seminar program spans a wide variety of practice areas, and our constructive mentoring programs provide students with opportunities to work with – and learn from – our diverse and experienced professionals. Our students are also encouraged to define their own development, and to seek out and experience the work in which they are most interested.  Gowling WLG is committed to providing comprehensive guidance and feedback to each student with respect to the work assigned.

Compensation & benefits

Our commitment to our articling students includes a competitive salary. Furthermore, Gowling WLG established a guideline for agile working. The goal is to ensure a balance between working in the office and working remotely. Moreover, articling students at Gowling WLG, have access to a broad range of social benefits such as reimbursement of medical and dental care, telemedicine, access to mental health services and more. We reimburse tuition fees and books as well.


Social programs


Gowling WLG offers a great opportunity for students to challenge their minds and test their abilities in a friendly atmosphere.

As part of the Gowling WLG social program, our articling students enjoy a range of activities, orientation programs and social events.

Student directory


McGill University

Charlotte Tyhurst

University of Montréal

Menelika Bekolo Mekomba
Victorine Bonsange Basia
Thomas du Belloy
Alexey Kudrenko
Nawal Sassi
Allison Morin
Louis Philippe Provencher

University of Sherbrooke

Héloïse Gagnon
Marianne Lachance

University of Ottawa

Catherine Dufort-Cusson



McGill University

Preksha Mehta
Savleen Kaur Sur

University of Montréal

Camilia Maniti
Erica Picillo
Maika Prémont-Noel
Valérie Robert Pisciuneri

University of Sherbrooke

Carla Chirila




McGill University

Alec A. Sader
Philippe Guay
Simon Filiatrault
Pouyan Zabihian

University of Montréal

Ann-Valérie Denis
Ayman El Bahri

University of Québec in Montréal

Tristan Kunicki


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What our people say...

"Our success is based on a recruiting policy that strives to attract the most talented candidates. To ensure its future growth, the firm's Montréal office welcomes students-at-law from Canadian and foreign universities. Our articling program has always been a precious resource serving the firm's expansion. A good number of our associates are former articling students."

-Pierre Pilote, Managing Partner, Montréal