Get the Skills to Become a Paralegal

Business woman outside an office, carrying a briefcase. Get a new career, start your Paralegal Diploma Program at CCBST.
As a Paralegal you’ll enjoy intellectually stimulating, challenging work

Paralegal Diploma Program in as Little as 51 Weeks*

If you’re analytical, organized and adept at research then consider becoming a Paralegal. You’ll be an integral part of a law firm and may even run your own practice (within the limit of the Small Claims Court) once you become licensed!

Become a Respected and Confident Paralegal

If you’re passionate about justice and looking for a steady and rewarding career, a career as a Paralegal might be right for you. Paralegals are at the centre of making law firms run efficiently. Work as a provider of legal services in a law office, as a provincial offences prosecutor, or within a corporate environment. As a Paralegal, you’re authorized to provide legal services in tribunal practice, residential landlord and tenant law, and civil litigation within the limit of the Small Claims Court.

As a graduate of the Paralegal Diploma program, you’ll have the opportunity to become licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada. This program qualifies you for admission to the Paralegal Licensing Process and prepares you for the LSUC Paralegal licensing examination.

Course Outline

During the Paralegal Diploma program you’ll learn:

  • Introduction to the Legal System
  • Client Care for Legal Professionals
  • Administrative Law
  • Legal Research & Memorandum Writing
  • Evidence & the Litigation Process
  • Tort and Contract Law
  • Criminal / Summary Conviction Law
  • Employment Law
  • Provincial Offences / Motor Vehicle Law
  • Insurance Law / SABS
  • Small Claims Court
  • Legal Writing/ Communications
  • Legal Computer Applications
  • Tribunal Practice & Procedure
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Ontario Human Rights Tribunal
  • Residential Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Advocacy
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Practice Management / Operating a Business
  • Legal Accounting
  • Immigration Courses
  • Microsoft Office
  • and more

You’ll also complete a school-supervised internship (practicum) so that you’ll graduate with confidence in your skills and abilities. CCBST is 100% responsible for finding a placement for you with an appropriate organization.

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Career Opportunities

Paralegals can find employment in law firms, paralegal firms, immigration practices, corporate law departments, legal aid clinics, collection agencies, government departments and agencies, courts and tribunals. Once licensed, Paralegals are entitled to open a practice and handle matters for their own clients.

Paralegals may work in various positions, such as:

  • Provincial Offences Agent
  • Small Claims Court Agent
  • Landlord Tenant Tribunal Agent
  • Labor Board Agent
  • WSIB Benefits Agent
  • SABS Benefits Agent
  • Summary Offences Agent

With so many valuable skills learned, you have a variety of career possibilities to choose from!

Funding Your Education

CCBST is an excellent option for individuals who want to get ahead without a major financial burden. At CCBST, tuition is more affordable than larger schools while maintaining the same quality of education.

You may also be eligible to receive OSAP (Government Financial Aid) as all CCBST programs are full time.

Lastly, you may qualify for Second Career Eligibility Ontario. The Second Career program provides support to laid-off employees who will benefit from retraining to find work. Please contact a CCBST admissions representative to see if you meet the criteria.

For more information about Financial Aid and Second Career Training click here.

Is a Professional Career as a Paralegal Right For You? Get More Info…

To learn more about our Paralegal Diploma Program and to find out if CCBST is right for you, fill out the form to receive more information. For immediate questions or to speak with a friendly CCBST Admissions Advisor, call Brampton 905-224-5241, Scarborough 416-800-6236, or North York 416-800-2664.

*51 week program length when completed in normal time.