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I can't speak from experience, however, I have researched your question quite a bit as I'm intrested in practicing in Canada. Due to the articling requirements and NCA ( accreditation for foreign lawyers) it is difficult to do BigLaw in Canada at a Canadian firm. Canadian law students must complete an articling requirement, which is essentially a paid internship before they can take the bar. This usually last 10 months plus the NCA process can take time since sometimes you're required to take courses at a Canadian law school. Even if these requirements are completed many firms are reluctant to hire US trained lawyers without you having some kind of tie to the area or "Canadian Experience." The most feasible option for a US educated lawyers is to work for a US firm with a Canadian office. Another option, if you intend on residing in Canada is to attend law school in Canada. Hopefully someone else with more experience can offer more advice, but I hope this has helped.
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