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Hi everyone, 

For the MAG (Ontario) Articling Student recruitment, should referees send recommendation letters by email to each office or should candidates upload PDFs of the recommendations on ViLawportal? Thank you! 

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It's cleaner/easier to just upload them/send them with your application when you can. It saves an admin assistant having to match the recommendation to the application, track and notify students when they have indicated a reference letter is coming but wasn't received, reviewers getting incomplete applications to review because there is delay in sending a letter, etc. 

That being said i know some referees prefer/will not to give students a copy of their reference letter, in those instances they will need to send them directly. It's not a big deal, but it's easier on the employer to get everything at once.

FWIW I haven't heard of MAG offices that have strong preferences one way or another. Presumably, if the employer had a strong preference (i.e., only blind recommendations), they would specify that or rely on telephone references.

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