Skip to content

Paralegal

Start Date Between:  
Program Code: PL511 Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Length: 3 semesters Delivery Mode (Semester 1 Delivery Fall 2021)  : Online/In-personCurrent Students can view program delivery details at Current Student Resources  
Printer Friendly

Program Overview

Humber’s Paralegal graduate certificate program prepares you for an exciting career in the legal field. You will gain skills in legal research, oral and written advocacy, critical thinking and problem solving through a case-based and problem-based learning environment. You will develop your oral advocacy skills through active learning including presentations and mock trials.

Courses include tort and contract law, residential landlord and tenant law, employment law, small claims court, provincial offences and summary convictions, and administrative tribunal law and procedures. Studies in legal accounting, business planning, ethics and entrepreneurship help prepare you to set up and manage your own paralegal professional practice.

Students will complete the program on a full-time basis over three consecutive terms: September - August or January - December.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Work within areas of permitted practice and articulate limitations on representation for paralegals.
  2. Develop and assess strategies which adhere to the professional and ethical requirements of the Paralegal Rules of Conduct.
  3. Research, analyze, interpret and apply the provisions of legislation and case law to client situations using proper legal citation methods.
  4. Conduct trial and tribunal advocacy in accordance with the permitted scope of practice of a paralegal by utilizing the applicable structure, process, and jurisdictional authority of courts and administrative tribunals.
  5. Select and employ effective human relations, interpersonal, and intervention strategies to assist in resolving conflicts.
  6. Develop a coherent case management strategy and execute it effectively.
  7. Select and utilize information technology resources and current industry computer software.
  8. Communicate effectively and persuasively, both orally and in writing, using accurate legal terminology.
  9. Create legal documents and correspondence required for use by clients and on behalf of clients.
  10. Investigate and utilize paralegal business practices competently and effectively.
  11. Demonstrate effective time management and organizational skills to meet the timelines and limitation periods within a legal environment.
  12. Identify and apply discipline specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.


Close

Work Placement

Course learning is reinforced through participation in a mandatory, unpaid, 120 hour work placement in the third term.

Your Career

Employment for licensed paralegals has increased due to both legislative changes and economic growth. These trends are expected to continue to provide opportunities in the legal field.

Once licensed, graduates may find employment as a self-employed private paralegal practitioner or working within legal departments of public or private organizations, paralegal or law firms, government agencies, community legal clinics, and administrative tribunals.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Law Society of Ontario

This program is recognized by the Law Society of Ontario as an accredited Paralegal Education Program. Graduates of the program may apply for licensing as a paralegal in Ontario. The license is issued by the Law Society of Ontario.

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Related Programs

man reading

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate
Length: 3 semesters

hand click icon

Paralegal, Law & Government Programs

hand click icon

Ontario Graduate Certificates Programs

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2021 North Open
January 2022 North Open
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2021 North Closed
January 2022 North Opening Soon

Justice & Legal Studies Success Stories

Sport Management Students Gain Real-World Experience From Final Assessment

Sport Management Students Gain Real-World Experience From Final Assessment

Mon, May 10, 2021

One hundred and thirty Sport Management advanced diploma students conducted their final assessment with an industry professional from one of twenty-three sports organizations.

Read More
Work-Integrated Learning Initiative for Accounting Students with Intuit TurboTax Receives Positive Feedback

Work-Integrated Learning Initiative for Accounting Students with Intuit TurboTax Receives Positive Feedback

Mon, May 10, 2021

Every tax season many of our Accounting students, completing their Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) placements, work with tax firms across the GTA.

Read More
Virtual Networking Hour Connects Students to Industry Professionals

Virtual Networking Hour Connects Students to Industry Professionals

Mon, May 10, 2021

Second-year Sport Management students took part in a Virtual Networking Hour hosted by Professors Sherri Branscombe and Cecily Clarke in their Career Development course.

Read More

No news at this time.

Faculty of Business News

Faculty of Business Successful in Securing Funding for Students Completing Unpaid WIL Placements

Faculty of Business Successful in Securing Funding for Students Completing Unpaid WIL Placements

Mon, May 10, 2021

CEWIL Canada and the Canadian Government have partnered to create innovative work-integrated learning opportunities for post-secondary students.

Read More
Students Impress Clients in the ULatina Virtual Internship

Students Impress Clients in the ULatina Virtual Internship

Mon, May 10, 2021

Members of the Faculty of Business Work Integrated Learning Centre were invited to the final presentations being held by students partaking in the Universidad Latina De Costa Rica Virtual Internship.

Read More
Students Reveal Social Media Strategy Presentations in Real-World Experience with ULatina Virtual Internship

Students Reveal Social Media Strategy Presentations in Real-World Experience with ULatina Virtual Internship

Mon, May 10, 2021

Work Integrated Learning Centre faculty were invited to view the final presentations being held by business students participating in the Universidad Latina De Costa Rica Virtual Internship.

Read More

No news at this time.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • A bachelor’s degree, or an advanced diploma or diploma in Business, Social Sciences or a related field

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Not available

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for three semesters was:

  • domestic: $5,396.19
  • international: $25,330.50

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

Want More Info?

Sign-up for more info on Humber, including programs, special events and more!

Program Specific Questions

Kenneth Vigeant
416.675.6622 ext. 4330 
kenneth.vigeant@humber.ca

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

close widget icon