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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 $35.21 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in New Brunswick at $23.08 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $50,000 – $75,000.
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
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|Calgary – Alberta*||21.98||35.21||51.92||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||31.96||34.09||44.53||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||21.98||28.85||45.79||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||13.00||25.17||35.90||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)||11.50||23.08||37.00||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||17.69||24.00||31.40||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||16.67||28.85||57.25||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||19.23||24.51||42.05||2018|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario||19.00||26.00||43.96||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||16.67||28.21||50.55||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||12.25||24.00||31.25||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||15.00||25.82||36.38||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1)||19.50||29.42||35.90||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services, which includes paralegal and related occupations, is $24.96. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $840, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $44,000.
There are over 31,000 paralegal and related occupations working in Canada.