An Entry-Level Paralegal earns an average salary of C$42,351 per year.

C$30,766 - C$59,489
C$31K
C$43K
C$59K
MEDIAN: C$42,613
10%
50%
90%
C$12.91 - C$25.93
C$13
C$18
C$26
MEDIAN: C$18.13
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$59K
Salary C$30,766 - C$59,489
Bonus C$0.00 - C$4,792
Profit Sharing C$203 - C$3,535
Commission C$10,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$30,220 - C$59,576
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 784
Hourly Data C$0C$45
Hourly Rate C$12.91 - C$25.93
Hourly Tips C$2.50
Overtime C$2.06 - C$45.41
Annual Data C$0C$59K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$4,792
Commission C$10,000
Profit Sharing C$203 - C$3,535
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$30,220 - C$59,576
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 268

Job Description for Paralegal

Paralegals perform legal-, regulatory- and business-related research for lawyers working at their organization. Most of the time, paralegals work for law offices, corporations’ legal departments or courts. These professionals also provide legal support services to attorneys. They assist lawyers in filing materials such as motions, memoranda, pleadings and briefs in various court systems, as well as accompany lawyers to see clients and/or to go to court.

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Paralegal Tasks

  • Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts or preparing legal documents.
  • Direct and coordinate law office activity, including delivery of subpoenas.
  • Call upon witnesses to testify at hearing.
  • Investigate facts and law of cases to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions and legal articles, codes and documents.

Paralegal Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$41,436

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Paralegal Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Paralegal in Montréal:
"Bonus level."
Willing to do overtime.

Paralegal in Lethbridge:
Be prepared for any document draft pleadings on an urgent basis should there be a custody or family application with deadlines to meet.

Paralegal in Montreal, Quebec:
"Pay attention to the details."
Read and re-read your work. Everything matters and the smallest mistake can end up being a major problem.

Paralegal in Calgary:
"Stress Level."
I wish I had learned to say 'no' easier and earlier. Currently working for 4 lawyers as well as managing several legal assistants, the level of demand on me is higher now than ever. I have also learned to start to take time for myself in order to maintain some sort of balance. The best type of worker is someone who can compartmentalize and prioritize extremely well.

Paralegal in Vancouver:
"A Detail-oriented and organized paralegal"
always willing to learn, must be detailed-oriented and organized, update your skills when is needed, fast-paced, high stress job

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 121 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
15%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

▲2%

Real Estate
▼0%

National Average
C$41,000






Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 36%