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Graduate Certificate in Paralegal Humber College - North Campus Humber College - North Campus, Canada

Intake Jan 2024, Sep 2024

Jan 2023, Sep 2023

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CAD 27507

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 100

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12 months


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Program Overview

Humber’s Paralegal graduate certificate program prepares you for an exciting career in the legal field. You will gain skills in legal research, oral and written advocacy, critical thinking and problem solving through a case-based and problem-based learning environment. You will develop your oral advocacy skills through active learning including presentations and mock trials.

Courses include tort and contract law, residential landlord and tenant law, employment law, small claims court, provincial offences and summary convictions, and administrative tribunal law and procedures. Studies in legal accounting, business planning, ethics and entrepreneurship help prepare you to set up and manage your own paralegal professional practice.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Work within areas of permitted practice and articulate limitations on representation for paralegals.
  • Develop and assess strategies which adhere to the professional and ethical requirements of the Paralegal Rules of Conduct.
  • Research, analyze, interpret and apply the provisions of legislation and case law to client situations using proper legal citation methods.
  • Conduct trial and tribunal advocacy in accordance with the permitted scope of practice of a paralegal by utilizing the applicable structure, process, and jurisdictional authority of courts and administrative tribunals.
  • Select and employ effective human relations, interpersonal, and intervention strategies to assist in resolving conflicts.
  • Develop a coherent case management strategy and execute it effectively.
  • Select and utilize information technology resources and current industry computer software.
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively, both orally and in writing, using accurate legal terminology.
  • Create legal documents and correspondence required for use by clients and on behalf of clients.
  • Investigate and utilize paralegal business practices competently and effectively.
  • Demonstrate effective time management and organizational skills to meet the timelines and limitation periods within a legal environment.
  • Identify and apply discipline specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.
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Additional Information

Program Level Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 75

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 88.0  Minimum Listening - 22.0  Minimum Reading - 22.0  Minimum Writing - 22.0  Minimum Speaking - 22.0  
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 61
    • Minimum Overall Score - 125.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree  or an Advanced diploma or Diploma in Business, Social Sciences or a related field in a related field or equivalent.

6.5 IELTS Score
88 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
61 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
125 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

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Average Tuition Fee Per Year


Tuition Fee

CAD 100

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12000 Per year

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