Permanent Transfer under the Quebec Mobility Agreement (Canadian Legal Advisor) Class L3 Licence
Pursuant to the Quebec Mobility Agreement (PDF), lawyers from Quebec who meet the requirements in section 10.0.01 of By-law 4 may be licensed in Ontario as Canadian Legal Advisors.
A licensee who is approved for a Class L3 licence is authorized to do any of the following under section 2(3) of By-law 4:
- Give a person advice with respect to,
- the laws of Quebec
- the laws of Canada, and
- public international law.
- Select, draft, complete or revise a document for use in a proceeding with respect to matters concerning the laws of Canada.
- Represent a person in a proceeding before an adjudicative body with respect to matters concerning the laws of Canada.
Lawyers from Quebec who wish to obtain a class L1 licence must apply by way of the licensing examinations under section 9(1) of By-law 4, as Quebec has not implemented the National Mobility Agreement.
Who can apply
A lawyer who is a member of the Barreau du Quebec, and who meets the additional requirements set out in section 10.0.01 of By-law 4, may apply to be licensed as a Canadian Legal Advisor in Ontario.
- An original criminal record search issued within the last 90 days from a Canadian police service (a municipal or regional police force, the Ontario Provincial Police or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
- Original and completed Application for Canadian Legal Advisor (L3) Licence under section 10.0.01 of By-law 4
- Non-refundable fee for administration and licensing
- Original Certificate(s) of Standing (dated within the last 30 days) from each Law Society of which the applicant is or has been a member. If the Certificate(s) of Standing will be more than 60 days old by the deadline for the applicant to submit documents for licensing, a new Certificate of Standing must be submitted for the file to be complete.
Also, please note that "A notarized copy (front and back) of your Canadian Citizenship Card" should be indented as the statement should read:
- A notarized copy of your Canadian Birth Certificate as proof of age and full legal name, OR,
- A notarized copy (front and back) of your Canadian Citizenship Card
- Two coloured passport photos taken within the past 12 months
- Additional pertinent documents to comply with specific application requirements
- Proof the applicant maintains the full mandatory professional liability insurance coverage required by the Barreau du Quebec
- All applications and related information and documentation must be correct, complete and received by the Administrative Compliance Department no later than 15 business days prior to the applicant's anticipated licensing date
This is a two-part process:
PART I Application for Canadian Legal Advisor Licence
All applications and pertinent attachments will be reviewed by Administrative Compliance. If the review reveals that the application and/or attachments are not complete, an Administrative Compliance Representative will contact the applicant to request additional information or clarification.
Administrative Compliance requires at least 15 business days to process the Application and will notify applicants in writing confirming their approval.
PART II Licensing Process
Applicants will be contacted by the Office of the Registrar to confirm details regarding the licensing process, once the Application for Canadian Legal Advisor Licence has been approved.
Non-refundable Administrative Fee
A non-refundable application fee in the amount of $500 + HST must be submitted along with the Application for Canadian Legal Advisor Licence. The application fee includes the administrative processing fee and licensing.
Note: Annual Law Society membership fees are payable once the licence has been granted.
Links to Application and additional information
Links to Applicable By-law and the Quebec Mobility Agreement
Application related questions should be directed to Administrative Compliance by contacting the Law Society Resource Centre at (416) 947-3315 (toll-free within Ontario 1-800-668-7380 ext. 3315) and asking to be transferred, or sending an email to Administrative Compliance using the Contact Page.
Questions concerning the Licensing Process should be directed to the Office of the Registrar by contacting the Law Society Resource Centre at (416) 947-3315 (toll-free within Ontario 1-800-668-7380 ext. 3315) and asking to be transferred, or sending an email to the Office of the Registrar using the Contact Page.