Average Paralegal Salary in Canada

C$50,893
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$1,025
Bonus
C$10,241
Commission
C$2,250
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The average salary for a Paralegal in Canada is C$50,893.
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C$35k
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MEDIAN C$50,893
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Salary
C$35k - C$70k
Bonus
C$99 - C$5k
Profit Sharing
C$204 - C$13k
Commission
C$9k - C$26k
Total Pay
C$33k - C$71k

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Job Description for Paralegal

The top respondents for the job title Paralegal are from the companies Miller Thomson LLP, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and Gowlings (Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP). Reported salaries are highest at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP where the average pay is C$62,891. Miller Thomson LLP pays the lowest at around C$52,215.

Career Paths

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More common (> 20%)
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Popular Skills for Paralegal

Skills in Document Preparation, Drafting Correspondence, Legal Document Review and Litigation Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Paralegal

An entry-level Paralegal with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$39,818 based on 129 salaries. An early career Paralegal with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$45,314 based on 696 salaries. A mid-career Paralegal with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$53,823 based on 360 salaries. An experienced Paralegal with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$60,375 based on 321 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$64,065.
Employees with Paralegal in their job title in Surrey, British Columbia earn an average of 16.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (14.6% more) and Edmonton, Alberta (12.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (14.2% less), Toronto, Ontario (4.7% less) and Montréal, Québec (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,742 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.4%
Early Career
40.0%
Mid Career
20.7%
Experienced
18.4%
Late Career
13.5%

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