|Canada, Ontario, Toronto
|Graduate Certificate, College
|1 year/ 3 semesters, includes 1 work placement
|CA$27,507 per program
The fees are for the 2023–2024 academic year and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates only for three semesters and are subject to change.
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$75) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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Undergraduate Diploma (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess:
Note: This program is available for conditional offer if the applicant meets all academic requirements other than English.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, if English is not your first language, OR you did not complete a minimum of two full years of successful study in an accredited university degree program/college diploma program in a country OR in a postsecondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
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 to December.
Course learning is reinforced through participation in a mandatory, unpaid, 120-hour work placement in the third term.
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 and/or costs may apply.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.