What to do after an LLM in Canada?


I am planning on applying to LLM programs in Canada next year. I am specifically targeting McGill and University of Toronto.

I understand that if you study in Canada you can get a visa to work in the country after graduating. But I also understand that it is difficult to get work as a lawyer in the country if you are a foreigner.

What would I be able to do to take advantage of the visa? I would like to get some international experience before going home.
I am planning on applying to LLM programs in Canada next year. I am specifically targeting McGill and University of Toronto.

I understand that if you study in Canada you can get a visa to work in the country after graduating. But I also understand that it is difficult to get work as a lawyer in the country if you are a foreigner.

What would I be able to do to take advantage of the visa? I would like to get some international experience before going home.
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I think that for international students, you are correct, it can be pretty hard to work as an attorney in Canada.

I would check with the career services departments of the schools you're looking at and ask them about the possibilities, and if this is something that happens regularly.

Which schools are you looking at?
I think that for international students, you are correct, it can be pretty hard to work as an attorney in Canada.

I would check with the career services departments of the schools you're looking at and ask them about the possibilities, and if this is something that happens regularly.

Which schools are you looking at?
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I think it's hard to have expectations as a foreign lawyer looking for post-LLM law jobs in Canada.

Early on, you might want to touch base with international law firms who have headquarters in Toronto or wherever and are doing business in your country, because these types of firms are often looking for in-country expertise.

Also, you can read through this thread:

http://www.llm-guide.com/board/35052

Good info there.
I think it's hard to have expectations as a foreign lawyer looking for post-LLM law jobs in Canada.

Early on, you might want to touch base with international law firms who have headquarters in Toronto or wherever and are doing business in your country, because these types of firms are often looking for in-country expertise.

Also, you can read through this thread:

http://www.llm-guide.com/board/35052

Good info there.
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AleksLLM
Canadian LLM it was cheaper for me as Canadian resident and easier to get admitted too, than US top schools
The question for me is, is whether Canadian LLM is worth anything for employment in Europe.

I contacted the 3 top schools that did not even bother to try to convince me to spend 25 000 CAD of tuition. The idea was to get in touch with their advisers from career departments to get some information on the employment opportunities abroad. I was not able to receive any useful answer from them.

I am still playing with the idea (as plan B) of doing Canadian LLM (Toronto or Osgoode) in addition to CA bar and take my chances in Europe, if the plan with desired US schools would not work out.
Canadian LLM it was cheaper for me as Canadian resident and easier to get admitted too, than US top schools
The question for me is, is whether Canadian LLM is worth anything for employment in Europe.

I contacted the 3 top schools that did not even bother to try to convince me to spend 25 000 CAD of tuition. The idea was to get in touch with their advisers from career departments to get some information on the employment opportunities abroad. I was not able to receive any useful answer from them.

I am still playing with the idea (as plan B) of doing Canadian LLM (Toronto or Osgoode) in addition to CA bar and take my chances in Europe, if the plan with desired US schools would not work out.
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