Paralegal - 285

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
Gain the skills to practice as a licensed Paralegal and enjoy a rewarding and respected career in the legal field.


Paralegals act independently to represent clients in provincial offences court for cases involving highway traffic offences, municipal by-law issues, liquor licensing, occupational health and safety, and civil litigation matters presented in small claims court. They also represent clients in the Ontario Court of Justice when charges involve less serious criminal offences, or in tribunal proceedings such as the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, the Human Rights Commission, and the Landlord and Tenant Board. In Ontario, paralegals are non-lawyer licensed agents who provide the public with legal services in specified areas of practice for a fee.

Program Highlights

  • Combine theory and practice using Mohawk’s Mock Courtroom.
  • Program Accreditation through Law Society of Ontario.
  • Industry-ExperiencedFaculty licensed by the LSO.

  • College offers Statutory Accident Benefits Course.

  • Ideal pathway for Pre-Justice graduates.

What you'll learn

  • Develop skills and knowledge within the parameters established by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) and the Law Society Act.
  • Written and oral advocacy skills, ethical and professional conduct in legal processes, administrative law, alternative dispute resolution, highway traffic act, small claims court, administrative tribunals, torts and contracts, employment law, immigration, and residential tenancy.

  • Sound theoretical and practical foundation in all areas of authorized legal practice, legal ethics, small business practice and business management skills.

  • Structure, work and organization of the Ontario court system, and of quasi-judicial administrative boards, tribunals and regulatory bodies.

  • How to work as an effective legal team member.

Program Length

2 academic years (periods of 8 months)

Fast Track - allows students to complete a two-year Diploma program in 16 months. Students will start in January and be in school for four continuous semesters: Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter. Students will not be off during the summer.

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Tuition and Fees

2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Ancillary Fees $717.02 $653.92
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Mandatory Program Fees $77.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,504.49 $1,504.49
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,298.51 $2,158.41
Total 1st Year Fees $4,456.92

2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,342.97 $7,342.97
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax $77.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $7,869.97 $7,717.97
Total 1st Year Fees $15,587.94

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information


Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • OSSD or equivalent (GED, Academic Upgrading, College and Career preparation) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U equivalent 70% guideline
  • Law and Justice studies courses recommended, not mandatory
  • Computer software skills required
  • Ideal for Pre-Justice graduates
  • Applicants are encouraged to research the Ontario paralegal profession before applying for admission. Visit the Law Society of Upper Canada website and check out Latest News/Paralegal Regulation links
  • Participation in an Orientation Session, Police Criminal Records Check (PCRC) and written assignment submission may be used for applicant selection

Option are available for mature applicants.

Note: this is a Competitive Program

Apply by February 1st.

Read more about Competitive Programs.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Through practice in mock trials and hearings.
  • Experience 140 unpaid hours of Field Practicum in the legal field.

Field Placement

  • Classroom instruction is enhanced by a 140 hour placement in a law-related setting in Semester 4
  • Applicants are advised that there are specific requirements that must be completed prior to participating in a field placement, and that it is their responsibility to ensure the requirements are met

For more information please visit the Paralegal Field Placement page.



Where you can go next

Your future career options

  • Paralegal
  • Commissioner
  • Municipal Prosecutor
  • Justices of the Peace
  • Self-Employment

Where you could work includes:

  • Corporations
  • Administrative Tribunals
  • Government Agencies
  • Provincial Courts
  • Private Law Offices
  • Community Clinics

Opportunities for grads

  • On successful completion of the program, participants will be prepared to write Law Society of Ontario P1 (Paralegal) Licence examination.

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Contact us

Student Recruitment

Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on our programs, student life, and more.

Domestic Canadian Students

International Students
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544


Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.

Domestic Canadian Students
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students*
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

Program Coordinator

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

    Pat Pollington

Canadian Domestic Students

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International Students