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Summer Program in Waterloo Region

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Our team in Waterloo Region

The Waterloo Region office is home to many professionals, and one of the largest multi-service firms in the area. We are the leading provider of legal services to technology firms in Canada's technology triangle. The business community includes a broad range of high-tech and advanced manufacturing firms and growing financial institutions.




Office details

345 King Street West, Suite 600
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, N2G 0C5

Please note this office is an English work environment, where all applications must be in English. 

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Practice areas

The Waterloo Region office is focused on two broad practice areas, each of which is comprised of a number of specialty groups:

  • Advocacy
  • Business Law

Our summer program gives students an early opportunity to become acquainted with the many facets of the practice of law and with a unique approach at Gowling WLG.

Gowling WLG Waterloo Region prides itself on its congenial, professional atmosphere, made possible by the relatively small group of remarkable professionals that make up our staff.

With a broad clientele of national and global organizations, Gowling WLG Waterloo Region provides students with exposure to a wide variety of industries including Technology, Startups, Energy, Financial Services, Government Relations, Infrastructure, Mining, Manufacturing, and Life Sciences.

Application process

Each year, Gowling WLG conducts interviews in accordance with the Law Society of Ontario's Procedures Governing the Recruitment of Students. Please visit the Law Society's Web site for further information on these procedures.

Gowling WLG Waterloo Region 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.

We will be accepting applications through the ViLaw Portal from December 11, 2023 until January 15, 2024 at 5p.m.

Interviews will be held the week of February 5, 2024 with offers on February 8, 2024.

Please submit your application package through the ViLaw Portal.

In-firm interview

As a normal rule at Gowling WLG Waterloo Region, our interview process entails only one interview. You can expect to initially meet with the members of the Student Committee for 40 to 50 minutes. There are no student receptions or dinners.

Student workload

While we do not set a target number of hours for our students, they are generally expected to carry a workload similar to that of our associates. The annual budget for Gowling WLG Waterloo Region associates is 1750 docketed hours. Our students participate in weekly work allocation meetings to ensure equality of work distribution and exposure to a variety of skill sets and professionals within the firm.

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Professional development


We provide a rewarding and educational summer work experience. We actively develop our students through educational programs that provide insight, evaluation and hands-on experience with various areas of the law. 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. 

Compensation & benefits

Our commitment to our students includes a competitive salary.


Social programs


During the summer months, we host a number of social events in which our summer students are encouraged to join, including our professionals' golf tournament in late August, together with informal get-togethers as they arise.

Student directory


Toronto Metropolitan University

Tarique Plummer

University of Ottawa

Hilena Demelie

University of Toronto

Laura Hunter






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