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Diploma in Paralegal Education Humber College - North Campus Humber College - North Campus, Canada

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CAD 18009

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 100 Waived

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24 months

Duration

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6

IELTS

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80

TOEFL

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70%

Min GPA

Program Overview

Humber’s Paralegal Education diploma program explores the theoretical, procedural and advocacy aspects of law that may be handled by a paralegal licensed by the Law Society of Ontario. You will learn specialized practical skills within the areas of advocacy, legal research, specific courts and administrative tribunals. The course of studies includes business, criminal summary convictions, landlord and tenant, employment law, and alternative dispute resolution. Students will develop strong oral advocacy skills by participating in class and in role plays, as well as in presentations and mock trials before their peers and large audiences.

Courses in ethics and the rules of professional conduct, accounting and entrepreneurship prepare you to create and manage your own paralegal practice.

During the program, you will develop strong communication skills particularly in spoken and written English, essential skills for your future career. Students are required to demonstrate competency in small and large group oral presentations including role plays and mock trials in order to graduate.

Our advisory committee ensures that our program is current and meets high industry expectations.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Articulate and adhere to the permitted scope of paralegal practice and the Paralegal Rules of Conduct and complete all work in compliance with the ethical and professional responsibilities of a Paralegal.
  • Manage a paralegal practice and operate a small business, within the Paralegal Rules of Conduct relevant to these matters by effectively utilizing administrative and business management skills.
  • Describe the fundamental elements of the Canadian government and legal system, including the Constitution Act, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the organization of the Canadian court system, and the basic principles of property, business and consumer law.
  • Articulate and adhere to the basic principles of tort and contract law.
  • Conduct legal research and write legal memoranda and reports.
  • Adhere to the civil litigation process, within the permitted scope of paralegal practice, and apply procedural and evidentiary rules related to proceedings in the Small Claims Court.
  • Describe the principles of criminal law, and adhere to the rules relating to proceedings under the Criminal Code before a summary conviction court.
  • Describe the principles of the law of provincial offences, and adhere to the rules relating to proceedings under the Provincial Offences Act before the Ontario Court of Justice.
  • Make effective client representation before courts and administrative tribunals within the permitted scope of paralegal practice.
  • Compare and contrast various alternate dispute resolution mechanisms, select an appropriate mechanism as required, and explain to the client the potential consequences of the dispute resolution mechanism.
  • Adhere to the basic principles of administrative law, and of general practice and procedure before administrative tribunals.
  • Articulate and adhere to the principles of employment law, and the practice and procedure related to the administrative tribunals that deal with employment matters.
  • Articulate and adhere to residential landlord and tenant law, and the practice and procedure before the Landlord and Tenant Board.
  • Draft all necessary documents in a clear, concise and accurate manner.
  • Apply basic accounting principles, terminology, and operations to all paralegal obligations related to trust accounts, and the Law Society’s requirements for book and record keeping.
  • Select and use the appropriate computer software necessary to produce correspondence, spreadsheets, memoranda and legal documents.
  • Prepare an employment resume in accordance with professional legal standards.

Work Placement
Students complete a work placement of 120 hours in their last semester of the program. This placement fulfills the Law Society of Ontario requirements and is an opportunity to gain practical on-the-job skills and knowledge. With the support of the field placement advisor, students secure a suitable placement within the paralegal scope of practice that meets their needs and area of interest.

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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 10 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake

Open

Jan 2025, Sep 2024

Closed

Jan 2024

General Admission Requirement

  • IELTS
    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - Band in any two module - 5.5
  • TOEFL
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80.0  Minimum Listening - 20.0  Minimum Reading - 20.0  Minimum Writing - 20.0  Minimum Speaking - 20.0  
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 53
  • DUOLINGO
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):-
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
    • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

6 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
53 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
70% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

18009

Tuition Fee
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CAD 100 Waived

Application Fee
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12000 Per year

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Scholarships

International Entrance Scholarships - 2024

New students starting their Diploma and/or Advanced Diploma studies are eligible for consideration for an international entrance scholarship at Humber. This scholarship offers a CAD 2,000 reduction in tuition fees during the first two semesters of study (CAD 1,000 per semester).


Further details of this scholarship are:

  1. Humber may consider high school students who have demonstrated academic excellence for the international entrance scholarship, but due to the limited number of scholarships available, only those with the highest GPA (Grade Point Average) will be awarded. Humber's admissions team will calculate the GPA based on the high school transcripts received during the admissions assessment process. No separate application is required for the International Entrance Scholarship, as the awards are automatically granted to eligible candidates after they commence their studies.
     
  2. A total of 20 scholarships will be awarded to new students starting in September, 15 scholarships will be awarded to new students starting in January, and 5 scholarships will be awarded to new students starting in May. Per every starting semester, each recipient must come from a different country. In other words, no more than one student from any single country may receive the award within the same starting semester.
     
  3. The award will be applied towards the student's MyHumber account as a credit after the 10th day of classes in two instalments of CAD 1,000. Both payments will be applied to the second semester. The scholarship recipient is still required to pay the full amount for the first semester.
     
  4. Only successful recipients will be notified after the Day 10 of their 1st-semester studies.


Bachelor'S Degree Scholarships

Bachelor's Degree scholarships are available to students coming directly from high school/secondary school studies, who are non-transfer students (i.e. haven't attended college or university, or studied in Humber's EAP program), and are unlimited in quantity.

Humber awards degree scholarships automatically to graduating high school students based on academic achievement.

AMOUNT

REQUIRED GPA*

RENEWABLE**

* Eligibility is based on students high school academic achievement.
** Renewable scholarships will be reissued if the student achieves 80% or above in each year of the Bachelor's degree.

$4,000 95% or higher  
$3,500 90 - 94.9%  
$3,000 85 - 89.9%  
$2,000 80 - 84.9%  
$1,500 75 - 79.9% one time
 

Humber's Terms and Conditions of Degree Scholarships

 


Bachelor's Degree Scholarships for EAP Graduates

Graduates of Humber's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program with a GPA of 80% or higher in Level 8, who are applying for a Bachelor’s Degree, will be eligible to receive a one-time non-renewable scholarship of $1,500.


Awards for EAP Graduates

Graduates of Humber’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Certificate Program (Level 8) are also eligible for awards.


These awards are based on the following criteria:

  • GPA
  • Significant improvement in all areas of English language development, and
  • Characteristics of respect, support, and cross-cultural communication within the Humber community.

These awards are only available to EAP graduates who have begun a degree program at Humber College. EAP graduates do not need to apply for these awards. Faculty nominates recipients each fall semester, and the recipients are notified in November.

Award Name

Academic Excellence Award in English for Academic Purposes

Award Criteria

This annual award is presented to a graduate of the English for Academic Purposes program who 1) achieved a high overall GPA over at least one semester, and 2) demonstrated significant improvement in all areas of English language development.

Award Value

$250.00

No. of Recipients

3

 

Award Name

The English for Academic Purposes International Student Diploma Pathway Award

Award Criteria

This annual award is presented to an International Student graduate of the English for Academic Purposes program who 1) achieved a high overall GPA over at least one semester, 2) entered a Diploma course at Humber College, 3) exhibited the characteristics of respect, support, and cross-cultural communication in their interactions within the Humber community

Award Value

$500

No. of Recipients

1

 

Award Name

The English for Academic Purposes International Student Degree/Postgraduate  Pathway Award

Award Criteria

This annual award is presented to an International Student graduate of the English for Academic Purposes program who 1) achieved a high overall GPA over at least one semester, 2) entered a Degree or Postgraduate course at Humber College, 3) exhibited the characteristics of respect, support, and cross-cultural communication within the Humber community

Award Value

$500

No. of Recipients

1

 

Award Name

Academic Excellence Award in Teaching English as a Second Language

Award Criteria

This annual award is presented to the graduate of the Teaching English as a Second Language Post-Graduate Program who has demonstrated both academic excellence in their course requirements and behavior in practicum settings that best reflect those of a certified TESL professional.

Award Value

$500.00

No. of Recipients

1

 

Additional Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships offered by the International Centre, there are other awards, bursaries, and scholarships available to international students from Humber and external, government, corporate, or community organizations. Please read the eligibility criteria carefully before applying. Learn More


Flywire Charitable Foundation Scholarship

In addition to the scholarships offered by the International Centre, there are other awards, bursaries, and scholarships available to international students from Humber and external, government, corporate, or community organizations. Please read the eligibility criteria carefully before applying.

For the 2022 academic year, eight total scholarships of $5,000 USD each will be awarded across the following themes:

  • Social justice
  • Global health
  • Global citizenship
  • Environmental sustainability


Who is eligible

  • The scholarships are open to matriculating; currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate students worldwide. All majors are welcome to apply
  • To learn more, including timeline, selection criteria and how to apply, see the Flywire website.

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