Paralegals

(NOC 4211)
+13.83%
 

Requirement

You must have a high school diploma.

To be a legal assistant or paralegal, you need a bachelor's degree in law or a college diploma in a legal assistant/law clerk program or in-house training.

To be an independent paralegal, you usually obtain your education through experience, industry-sponsored courses or a college paralegal program.

Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or community college diploma, and almost 2 in 5 have an undergraduate university degree.

Degrees Associated with This Career

Certificate
Diploma
Bachelor

Useful Experience/Skills

Communication skills
Client/customer needs assessment
Research skills
Reports

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Keyboarding/Computer-related courses
English
Social Studies (Law)
Math

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Law Clerk Diploma
Law Clerk (Intensive) Diploma
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Law Clerk Diploma; Online
Paralegal Certificate; Online
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University of the Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Paralegal Diploma
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Modified on May 20, 2012