Photo: Paralegal students at Herzing College in Ottawa pose for a class photo
Updated February 2021.
Licensed paralegals in Ontario have a lot more power, work options, and opportunities than their peers in other parts of the country.
If you become a licensed paralegal in Ontario, you'll be allowed to represent clients in small claims court, and before certain tribunals (such as the Human Rights, Landlord and Tenant, Immigration and Refugee, and Workplace Safety tribunals).
Or, you could pursue a paralegal job in government, and work at a courthouse, with a lobby group, or for a provincial or federal department (like the Department of Justice).