(NOC 4211)


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


Useful Experience/Skills

Communication skills
Client/customer needs assessment
Research skills

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Keyboarding/Computer-related courses
Social Studies (Law)

Durham College
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Paralegal Bachelor; Honours
Paralegal Diploma; University Transfer
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Law Clerk Diploma
Paralegal Certificate; Online
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Fleming College
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Paralegal Diploma
Law Clerk Diploma
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Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Law Clerk Diploma
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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Legal Assistant Diploma
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Modified on January 26, 2022