Working in Ontario
Lawyers are regulated in Ontario by The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC). If you are an internationally trained lawyer, you can contact LSUC to find out how you can become licensed to practise law in Ontario.
Tools and Information
The Ontario Government has partnered with The Law Society of Upper Canada to create a career map for internationally trained lawyers. The career map explains in detail every step of the registration process including language requirements, industry trends, labour market conditions, the credential assessment process, licensing fees and other important information.
Download a copy of the Career Map for internationally trained lawyers:
- Career Map for internationally trained lawyers (PDF)
- Career Map for internationally trained lawyers (Word)
Bridge training programs: If you are qualified in your profession but new to Ontario, you may benefit from a bridging program. Bridging programs help qualified immigrants move more quickly into their professions without duplicating what they have already learned.
Internationally Trained Lawyers Program (ITLP)University of Toronto
This program provides a comprehensive continuum of services that addresses various needs of international lawyers from the time they enter Canada and begin the certification process by preparing them for the Accreditation examinations until they are registered with the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), licensed to practise law in Ontario and occupied in their field.
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Global Experience Ontario helps internationally trained and educated individuals in regulated non-health professions find out how to qualify for professional practice in Ontario.
The Osgoode NCA On-line Exam Preparation CoursesYork University
The program offers five on-line courses on-demand to help internationally trained lawyers prepare for and pass the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) examinations and obtain their Certificate of Qualification which establishes the equivalency of their law degree credentials to those of a Canadian Law Degree. The Certificate of Qualification would allow successful participants to continue in the licensure process with the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC).
The Law Society of Upper Canada
Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2N6
Toll Free: 1-800-668-7380
To learn about occupations in Canada, visit Job Bank.
This site will help you identify the name of your occupation in Canada. It will also give you important information about your profession in many regions of Canada, including job duties, skill requirements and wage rates.
Do you have questions about working in your profession or trade? If so, ask OntarioImmigration.ca.