Smart & Biggar named among the Top “SME” Employers in Canada
April 13, 2018

Smart & Biggar announced today that the firm has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, in the Small Medium Enterprise (SME) category. This special designation recognizes employers in Canada with under 500 employees, that lead their industries in offering an exceptional employee experience and workplace environment.  

As one of Canada’s leading firms for intellectual property and technology law, we are pleased to also be recognized as a Top SME Employer, driven in part by our “culture of teamwork (that) permeates across all offices.” 

Keltie Sim Luft, Firm Chair and Chief Inclusion Officer said:  

"At Smart & Biggar we have a fantastic team of leading IP lawyers, agents, specialists and paralegals who work collaboratively across our five offices in Canada to provide our clients with the highest level of service, advice and expertise to protect their most important innovations and ideas.   It’s a wonderful place to be because so much has changed in our industry and continues to change. I am very proud of our commitment to diversity & inclusion in our workplace as well as excellence in all aspects of our business.”

Workplace highlights that put Smart & Biggar at the forefront:

  • a firm-wide commitment to build a world class talent experience
  • a flexible benefits plan that offers a health and wellness subsidy so team members can personalize their benefits
  • support for social responsibility initiatives and local charities across Canada

Read more about why Smart & Biggar was selected, along with the other 2018 winners, here.


About Canada’s Top Employers

Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers is part of the larger Top 100 editorial competition organized by Mediacorp Canada in partnership with The Globe and Mail.  The competition recognizes the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that offer the nation's best workplaces and forward-thinking human resources policies.  

About Mediacorp Canada

Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation’s largest publisher of employment periodicals and has managed the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which includes 18 other regional and special-interest editorial competitions, reaching over 13 million Canadians annually since 1999.


Smart & Biggar is Canada's largest firm practising exclusively in intellectual property and technology law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. As leaders in intellectual property and technology law Smart & Biggar has been serving clients for over a century. For more information, please visit

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