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Algonquin College

Region: Ontario Answer # 2805

To apply for a paralegal licence with the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), all applicants must have graduated from a Law Society accredited Paralegal Education Program, which must be from a college approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

What is the Algonquin College Paralegal Program?

Graduates of the LSO accredited Paralegal Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program at Algonquin College will have acquired the skills that are required to work as a Paralegal in legal services. Graduates learn ethics, professional responsibility, and the requirements of running a legal services firm. Areas of law covered include:

  • Small Claims Court
  • Provincial offences and summary conviction matters
  • Tribunal proceedings

Admission requirements

  • Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree or equivalent.
  • Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject-specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency. Domestic applicants with international transcripts must be evaluated through the International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) or World Education Services (WES).
  • English language proficiency

Course delivery

  • Takes place over three consecutive semesters and
  • Includes 120 field placement hours

Graduates of the program will be entitled to apply to the LSO to write their paralegal licensing examination.

More info

For more information on the Paralegal Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program at Algonquin College including fees, full admission requirements, and how to apply, visit algonquincollege.com.

The Ontario Paralegal Association (OPA) is the largest professional association of licensed paralegals in Ontario. It’s mandate is to represent the interests of paralegals throughout the Province. To find out more, or to become a member, visit the OPA website.


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