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 Edmonton, Alberta at $34.32 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $19.50 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $65,000.

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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 27.47 32.97 44.59 2017
Edmonton – Alberta* 28.42 34.32 45.52 2017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 13.85 27.40 46.78 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 18.27 23.74 29.01 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 14.00 20.62 32.97 2016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 12.00 22.12 34.00 2016
Toronto – Ontario 15.00 26.84 43.00 2016
Ottawa – Ontario 18.00 28.21 45.60 2016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 15.87 25.48 43.00 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 15.87 25.48 43.00 2016
Prince Edward Island 15.38 19.50 24.18 2014
Montreal – Quebec 15.00 20.00 38.46 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 17.35 24.73 39.92 2016

Methodology

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 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services, which includes paralegal and related occupations, is $22.96. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $769, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $40,000.

Number in employment

There are over 36,000 paralegal and related occupations working in Canada.

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