St. Clair College


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Program Information

School:St. Clair College
Faculty:St. Clair College Centre for the Arts
Field of Study:Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Description:If you're looking for a rewarding career in the social justice arena, the Paralegal program at St. Clair College will provide the necessary education, knowledge and skills to get you started.

A Paralegal provides legal services to clients within the permitted scope of practice. This includes representing clients in provincial offences court, which includes highway traffic offences, municipal by-law matters, liquor license cases, occupational health and safety issues, as well as civil litigation matters in small claims court. Paralegals may also appear in the Ontario Court of Justice representing clients charged with less serious criminal offences. Paralegals may represent clients in a broad range of tribunals such as the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, Human Rights Commission, and Landlord and Tenant Board, to name a few. Paralegal is now a licensed profession with the Law Society of Upper Canada and St. Clair College's program will prepare students to meet this accreditation process. Students applying to this program should have effective time-management skills, be detail-oriented, well-organized and able to work independently towards deadlines and under pressure. Students should have strong oral and written communication skills.
URL:Paralegal at St. Clair College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $15,411
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.

    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level OR Mature Student status (nineteen years of age or older as of the first day of classes and do not have an OSSD or equivalent).

    Additional Admission Requirements:
      St. Clair College will continue to accept applications after the Equal Consideration Dates on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of available seats (oversubscribed), completed applications received at by the Equal Consideration date will receive first consideration.

      * 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 August 16, 2021