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Program Information

School:Capilano University
Faculty:Faculty of Business & Professional Studies, School of Legal Studies
Field of Study:Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Description:Become a qualified paralegal through CapU?s Paralegal Certificate while employed in a legal setting and studying part time onsite or online. Pursue a rewarding and challenging career in law working under the supervision of a lawyer.

The Paralegal Certificate is offered to individuals who wish to study part time and who are already working in the legal field. Students primarily study substantive law and legal skills courses while gaining their procedural law skills on the job.

Some procedural law courses, including courses dealing with litigation procedures, are available as electives. You can begin your studies either in the fall term in September, the spring term in January or the summer term in May.

Our graduates are highly sought after, and we work closely with representatives of the legal industry to ensure that our curriculum is current and relevant.

Beginning September 2021, all Paralegal Certificate students will be allowed to choose whether to take their courses in-person or online, or a mix of both, without geographical restrictions.

This change will be subject only to priority being given to students taking the program from outside the Lower Mainland.
URL:Paralegal at Capilano University
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $6,891

Cost shown is for Year 1 and includes fees.
Careers:Court RecordersParalegalsTrademark Agents

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    • High school graduation
    • English 100 level or higher course (B- or higher) or
      • CMNS 159 (B+ or higher) or
      • LPI exam (level 5 or higher) or
      • CAEL (70 or higher)
    • One of the following:
      • Two years legal admin work experience or
      • Graduation from Cap U’s Legal Admin Assistant (LAA) program with a B+ or higher (other LAA programs may be considered) or
      • Graduation from Cap U’s online LAA program with B+ or higher (other online LAA programs may be considered) plus one year legal admin work or
      • Relevant life/work experience with or without legal admin work experience (some limitations)

    Application Notes : Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English or have received education in a language other than English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
      • Letter from employer confirming current legal employment

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on September 10, 2021