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Capilano University

Faculty:Faculty of Business & Professional Studies, School of Legal Studies
Field of Study:Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,970
International: $7,471

Cost shown is for Year 1 and includes fees.

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Become a qualified paralegal through CapU's Paralegal Certificate while employed full-time in a legal setting as an LAA or Paralegal, 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 full-time in the legal field as an LAA or Paralegal.

In the program, students primarily study substantive law and legal skills courses while gaining their procedural law skills on the job.


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 : English is the language of instruction at CapU. All applicants are required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to admission. If English is not your first language or you've received your education in a language other than English, you must meet our English Language Requirements.
    Additional Admission Requirements:

      • Resum?/Curriculum Vitae
      • Letter from employer (confirming current full-time legal employment)

      Please note: In the School of Legal Students the EDT is not accepted in place of the LPI or CAEL.

      * 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.

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