My point about "lots" was referring not simply to the number but rather your claim that they are not "grades heavy". If by grades heavy you mean that grades aren't the first thing assessed, I know that not to be true for several of the employers you've listed, as I have friends and colleagues at many of them. A student certainly doesn't need all A grades but I wouldn't want prospectives to get the idea that grades are not important. They are. And demonstrated interest would be the next area of assessment.
I can't speak about other markets. Toronto has the following employers doing the articling recruit (summer before 3L and during 3L):
Caley Wray, Cavalluzzo, Dewart Gleason, Goldblatt, Koskie Minsky, MAG - Ministry of Labour, Ontario Nurses’ Association, Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, Toronto Transit Commission, Toronto Workers’ Health and Safety Legal Clinic, Unifor, United Steelworkers, Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, Toronto District School Board, etc.
Hi! I was wondering if anyone would be willing to share their 1L summer recruitment experience, and how you juggled multiple interviews and dinners etc. It seems so complicated especially when there are multiple firms involved. What was your strategy? What do you wish you would have done differently?
Got the notification yesterday!
LSAT: 154, 157, 155, 157, 163 (in order)
CGPA: 3.03/4.3 (not including M.A. grades) L2: 3.85 (M.A)
Strong LORs and ECs.
I have been trying for years, can't wait to see you all in September!