What will I learn?

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.

Work Placement

Course learning is reinforced through participation in a mandatory, unpaid, 120-hour work placement in the third term.

Your Career

Employment for licensed paralegals has increased due to both legislative changes and economic growth. These trends are expected to continue to provide opportunities in the legal field.

Once licensed, graduates may find employment as a self-employed private paralegal practitioner or working within legal departments of public or private organizations, paralegal or law firms, government agencies, community legal clinics, and administrative tribunals.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business

Study options

Full Time (3 semesters)

Tuition fees
CAD$26,202.00 (US$ 20,713) per year
CAN $8,092.84 per semester; Ancillary Fees: CAN $334.43
Start date

September 2022


Humber College

North Campus,

International Centre, LRC 2nd Floor, 205 Humber College Boulevard,


Ontario (ON),

M9W 5L7, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following: A bachelor’s degree or advanced diploma. English language requirement: IELTS scores overall 6.5 and no band below 6.0; TOEFL scores 580 for paper-based test or 88 (22L, 22W, 22S, 22R) for internet-based test; Pearson Language Test Evaluation (PTE): 61 – 64.

For international students


To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

A bachelor’s degree, or an advanced diploma or diploma in Business, Social Sciences or a related field.

Minimum IELTS Scores: Overall 6.5 AND No band below 6.0

Minimum TOEFL Scores: 580 for paper-based test OR 88 (22L, 22W, 22S, 22R) for internet-based test

Minimum PTE Score of 61 - 64

Minimum EAP Score: Successful completion of all EAP courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 80% in Level 8

Application deadline: Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1; however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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