• As the market cools from all-time salary highs seen last year, firms take a more strategic approach to hiring
  • Practice areas in demand include commercial real estate, labour and employment, with the most notable increases in commercial litigation, estate litigation and family law
  • Flexibility and remote work remain priorities for legal professionals looking to make a career move


Vancouver, BC, June 13, 2023 As the hiring market slows, many Canadian law firms are taking a renewed approach to recruitment, placing emphasis on hiring strategically and with intention while prioritizing practice areas in need of the most support and with the highest growth potential.

Practice areas that remain steady include labour and employment, and commercial real estate, while commercial litigation, estate litigation and family law are seeing a spike in demand. In contrast, residential real estate, corporate and personal injury are experiencing a dip in 2023.

Legal professionals looking to make a career move continue to emphasize flexibility and hybrid work as a key factor in their decision making, citing work-life balance as a priority. This, in contrast to many firms requiring employees, particularly support staff, to be in office full-time. Employers offering flex work hours or work from home options set themselves apart from the competition when it comes to attracting top legal talent.

Impact Recruitment publishes their 2023 Salary Guide: Legal Edition. This year’s guide includes salary data for the GTA and Greater Vancouver markets.

Download a full copy of the 2023 legal salary guide here.

About the Salary Guide

Impact Recruitment’s 2023 Salary Guide: Legal Edition was created to serve as a practical resource for law firms and legal professionals in Greater Vancouver and the GTA.

Impact’s Legal group has worked with well over 1,000 legal professionals during the last twelve months, allowing them to gather salary data directly from the industry.

Their vast knowledge of the Canadian legal market allows them to share up-to-date information on trends, in-demand practice areas, compensation, benefits, and perks pertaining to the legal industry.

About Impact Recruitment

Impact Recruitment is a forward-thinking agency, driven by the desire to create viable opportunities for professionals and guide the growth of organizations.

We’ve been relentlessly seeking out new challenges since 2009 and our people-first approach to recruitment means that clients and candidates can trust us to be a guide, a resource and their biggest advocate as they navigate an ever-changing hiring landscape.

Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, and boasting a growing presence across Canada and the US, Impact Recruitment continues to expand into new markets, earning a place on The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business list of Canada’s Top Growing Companies from 2020-2022, and by Canadian Business’ Growth List as one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies from 2016-2020.

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Christina Launay
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