The Vancouver office of Norton Rose Fulbright has been recognized as one of the best places to work by Mediacorp Canada Inc., which also ranked the global law firm among Canada’s Top 100 Employers last year.
Both the local and national awards acknowledge organizations that lead in their fields in offering progressive workplace programs and policies.
Janet Grove, managing partner of the Vancouver office, said:
“We strive to create an environment that is collegial and caring for our 250 lawyers and employees so that they feel fulfilled in their professional lives and can continue to serve our clients with the quality they have come to expect. This recognition certainly reaffirms our strategies and encourages us to build on the foundation of compassion we have set.”
Norton Rose Fulbright’s competitive compensation covers a full range of benefits. The firm has a wellness program designed to benefit our people’s physical and mental wellness, including an annual fitness challenge and mental health programs.
Occupying three floors of the award-winning Telus building in downtown Vancouver, our office’s bright, modern work spaces and Sky Garden lounge enhance the work environment for employees. A bike locker and shower facilities are available for employees who choose to cycle to work or who exercise at nearby health centres.
“One fifth of our people have been with us in Vancouver for more than 20 years,” says human resources director, Catharine Rae. “I think their loyalty speaks volumes about our firm’s values, culture and quality as an employer.”
The culture of the firm’s Vancouver office also has an external focus. Because Norton Rose Fulbright employees believe in giving back to the community, the firm periodically raise funds throughout the year for various local charities and the United Way, to which a significant donation is made annually.
Norton Rose Fulbright also invests in developing the community of talent through internships as well as by making scholarships available to future legal assistants studying at Capilano University.
BC’s Top Employers is an editorial competition run by Mediacorp Canada Inc., publisher of employment-related periodicals. Applicants are judged using the same criteria as the national competition: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement.