The average pay for a Paralegal in Ottawa, Ontario is C$41,931 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

C$35,319 - C$55,006
C$35K
C$46K
C$55K
MEDIAN: C$45,655
10%
50%
90%
C$16.50 - C$25.43
C$24
MEDIAN: C$24.30
50%
C$0C$55K
Salary C$35,319 - C$55,006
Bonus C$1,200
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$35,234 - C$55,369
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 39
Hourly Data C$0C$30
Hourly Rate C$24.30
Overtime C$28.35
Annual Data C$0C$55K
Bonus C$1,200
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$35,234 - C$55,369
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

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

Key Stats for Paralegal

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Paralegal Salaries

National Average
C$46,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Paralegal Salaries

National Average
C$46,000

Drafting Correspondence
▼14%

Legal Research
▼15%

Litigation Case Management
▼15%

Legal Document Review
▼16%

Document Preparation
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 41%