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

C$30,890 - C$59,899
C$31K
C$44K
C$60K
MEDIAN: C$43,852
10%
50%
90%
C$13.21 - C$25.81
C$13
C$19
C$26
MEDIAN: C$18.92
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$60K
Salary C$30,890 - C$59,899
Bonus C$0.00 - C$4,981
Profit Sharing C$2,500
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$30,486 - C$60,316
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 385
Hourly Data C$0C$49
Hourly Rate C$13.21 - C$25.81
Hourly Tips C$10.00
Overtime C$2.04 - C$49.38
Annual Data C$0C$60K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$4,981
Profit Sharing C$2,500
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$30,486 - C$60,316
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 125

Paralegal Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$42,634

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 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
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
16%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

National Average
C$43,000

▼1%

Real Estate
▼3%






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 34%