Paralegal Diploma

Paralegal Diploma

24 months
Application deadlines: August 6
Application fee: CA$135
Intakes: Fall
International tuition: CA$21,065
Domestic tuition: CA$6,091

Program overview

The CapU Legal Studies department has an excellent reputation and our graduates are highly sought after. We work closely with the legal industry to ensure that our curriculum is current and relevant. Our Paralegal Diploma is a full-time 2-year program for students who have already completed a minimum of two years of post-secondary education or equivalent learning experience. This program includes substantive law, procedural law and legal skills courses and students are required to complete a six-month paid practicum at the end of their studies.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus


BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status. One of the following: 2 years full-time post-secondary education (with an academic focus); 1 year full-time post-secondary education (with an academic focus) plus relevant life/work experience; or relevant life/work learning experience at the discretion of the department. Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course. The School of Legal Studies will review applications once the application package is complete. The applicant may be called for an interview if they meet the admission requirements. English 100 level or higher course (B- or higher), CMNS 159 (B+ or higher) or LPI exam [] (level 5 or higher – please note that in the School of Legal Studies the EDT is not accepted in place of the LPI). Resume || Short handwritten essay (three pages, double-spaced) entitled, “Why I Want to Become a Paralegal” || Two letters of reference (preferably from past employers or college/university instructors) || Although not required, work experience in an office setting and a good working knowledge of computers are highly recommended.

Career opportunities

The Capilano University provides its students with jop opportunities. Most of the vacancies contain of clerical or administrative positions. Capilano gives first consideration to internal candidates, defined as staff covered under the MoveUP collective agreement, with the appropriate seniority as per Article 25.07(b). If there are no qualified internal candidates, CapU then considers qualified external candidates. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Campus location

North Vancouver , Canada

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