Useful Links

  • Global Experience Ontario
  • Learn English or French
  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
  • How to apply


Working in Ontario

Paralegals are regulated in Ontario by The Law Society of Upper Canada. If you are an internationally trained paralegal, you can contact The Law Society of Upper Canada to find out how to become licensed as a paralegal in Ontario.

Tools and Information

The focus of the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Paralegal Licensing Process is to ensure that candidates have demonstrated the entry-level competencies required to provide services effectively and in the public interest.

To qualify for admission to the Paralegal Licensing Process and work as a paralegal in Ontario, an applicant must have graduated from a Law Society accredited Paralegal Education program.

The Paralegal Licensing Process consists of the following mandatory components:

  1. Paralegal Licensing Examination
  2. Demonstration of Good Character
  3. Payment of fees
  4. Submission of required documents

Prior to applying, it is strongly recommended that candidates review the Paralegal Licensing Process Policies and the Licensing Examination Rules and Protocol to familiarize themselves with relevant information.

Getting Help

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.


Global Experience Ontario helps internationally trained and educated individuals in regulated non-health professions find out how to qualify for professional practice in Ontario.

Regulatory Body

The Law Society of Upper Canada
Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2N6
Telephone: 416-947-3300
Toll Free: 1-800-668-7380
Fax: 416-947-3924

Learning More

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