Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Paralegal - Accelerated

St. Clair College

15 months
15410 CAD/year
4052 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Paralegal - Accelerated program from St. Clair College is set-up in part as an office simulation and includes mock hearings and trials.In addition to a 140-hour work placement, students have the opportunity to work in the St Clair College Forms Completion Clinic to gain valuable real-life experience working with clients while offering an invaluable service to the community.


A Paralegal provides legal services to clients within the permitted scope of practice. 

This includes representing clients in provincial offences court, which includes highway traffic offences, municipal by-law matters, liquor license cases, occupational health and safety issues, as well as civil litigation matters in small claims court. Paralegals may also appear in the Ontario Court of Justice representing clients charged with less serious criminal offences. 

Paralegals may represent clients in a broad range of tribunals such as the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, Human Rights Commission, and Landlord and Tenant Board, to name a few. The Paralegal - Accelerated program is offered at St. Clair College.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include self-employment, law firms, legal departments of corporations, administrative tribunals and government agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Legal Communication and Paralegal Practice Management
  • The Legal System
  • Administrative Law
  • Legal Research & Writing
  • Criminal Procedures
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Legal Computer Applications
  • Critical Thinking, Reasoning & Persuasive Arguments

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of a College Diploma or substantial completion of a University Degree.

General diploma programs admission requirement for international students are as follows:

  • Canada & USA: High school diploma and transcript, or equivalent.
  • British education system: General Certificate of Education showing passes in six (6) academic subjects (including English) at the Ordinary level.
  • Caribbean countries (English): High school diploma and transcript, or equivalent.
  • West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, etc.): WAEC (or NECO) transcript with online verifying scratch card number and PIN required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15410 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15410 CAD per year during 15 months.
  • National

    4052 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4052 CAD per year during 15 months.


Living costs for Windsor

1027 - 1640 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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