Smart & Biggar named a Top “SME” Employer in Canada for a second year
April 15, 2019

Smart & Biggar is proud to announce that the firm has once again 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 continue to receive the acknowledgement of being a Top SME Employer recognized for our “sharpened focus on things that are important to the people who work [at the firm].”

Steven Garland, Firm Managing Partner says: 

"We remain committed to helping each team member achieve their professional and personal goals, and to form a culture where people choose to join, stay and build a career.”

Smart & Biggar is well known for its lawyers and agents who are at the top of their field, and for its impressive list of world class clients, and is on an active mission to create an equally strong reputation for its talent experience.

This is echoed in the experience of the firm’s employees and measured ongoing through a semi-annual ‘pulse survey’, regular candid conversations with managers and team members, and town hall meetings held with senior leaders in each office.

Additional workplace highlights include:

  • One-on-One coaching to help each team member achieve personal & professional success
  • a flexible benefits plan that offers a health and wellness subsidy so team members can personalize their benefits
  • focus on diversity and inclusion, social events and workplace culture

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

Smart & Biggar named a Top 100 Employers in the Small Medium Enterprise (SME) category

(From Left to Right: Kristy Sophusson, Matthew Zischka, Jennifer Higgins, Jean-Christophe Paquette, Lisa Robinson and Jennifer Ponton at the awards ceremony on Friday, April 12, 2019)

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

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