Paralegal Salary Canada

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Average Paralegal and Related Occupation’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Paralegal and Related Occupations.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4211.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: paralegal, notary public, law clerk and legal assistant.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $33.52 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in New Brunswick at $18.13 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $60,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Paralegal and Related Occupations in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*19.4333.5244.002015
Edmonton – Alberta*23.7932.8846.072015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 18.5027.4741.212014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 14.7522.6037.502014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 14.0018.1337.022014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 12.1519.2328.852014
Toronto – Ontario 15.8726.6741.702014
Ottawa – Ontario 17.7926.6738.08 2014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 16.88 26.0039.002014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 15.87 26.00 39.002014
Prince Edward Island15.3819.5024.182014
Montreal – Quebec 14.0021.0035.712014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan14.7722.1539.422014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Assisting lawyers by interviewing clients, assembling documentary evidence and preparing trial briefs
›› Administering oaths and taking affidavits and depositions
›› Advising on the registering of trademarks
›› Representing clients in small claims court
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services, which includes paralegal and related occupations, is $19.49. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $725, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $38,000.

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