Mohawk College

Paralegal

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Program Information

School:Mohawk College
Faculty:Community Services
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Description:

Gain the skills to practice as a licensed Paralegal and enjoy a rewarding and respected career in the legal field.



Paralegals act independently to represent clients in provincial offences court for cases involving highway traffic offences, municipal by-law issues, liquor licensing, occupational health and safety, and civil litigation matters presented in small claims court. They also represent clients in the Ontario Court of Justice when charges involve less serious criminal offences, or in tribunal proceedings such as the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, the Human Rights Commission, and the Landlord and Tenant Board. In Ontario, paralegals are non-lawyer licensed agents who provide the public with legal services in specified areas of practice for a fee.
URL:Paralegal at Mohawk College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,240
International: $16,719

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program. Compulsory ancillary are included.
Careers:Court RecordersParalegalsTrademark Agents

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have an OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent (70% guideline). Applicants are recommended to have Law and Justice studies courses. Computer software skills are also required. Applicants are encouraged to research the Ontario paralegal profession before applying for admission. Visit the Law Society of Upper Canada website. Please visit the college website for complete program requirements.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 560] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 83]
Application Notes : All classes in Mohawk College are provided in English. Students whose first language is not English are expected to prove their proficiency with one of the following: successful completion of GAS-EAP (478) Program Level 8 with 70%; TOEFL minimum score of 550 (79-80 Internet based); IELTS minimum score of 6.0 overall with no band less than 5.5; or an Ontario Secondary School Diploma & English Credit (Grade 12 U, M or C) issued from a public school board. For more information on English Language Requirements, please visit: http://www.mohawkcollege.ca/international-students/international-programs-and-admissions/admission-requirements.

* 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 12, 2020