Paralegal Education Program Accreditation

In January 2004, the Attorney General of Ontario asked the Law Society to expand its public interest mandate to include regulation of paralegals. As part of its mandate, the Law Society accredits every Paralegal Education Program in Ontario, approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Accreditation is required for Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology and Private Career Colleges that wish to offer a Paralegal Education Program.

Programs are required to include, at a minimum, certain mandatory courses that cover the essential elements of procedural and substantive, as well as ethical and responsible, legal services practice. The Accreditation Package sets out the New Standards for accredited Paralegal Education and includes the Forms required for an institution to make an Application for accreditation.

Paralegal Education Program Accreditation Package 2015   

          NEW - Policy and Procedure FAQs for Paralegal Education Programs, Sept 2015

Accredited Paralegal Education Programs Audit Policy and Framework

Accredited Paralegal Education Programs

Institution Location Program Language Ontario College Credential
Academy of Learning Toronto English Diploma
Algonquin Careers Academy Mississauga, Ottawa English Diploma
Algonquin College Ottawa English Graduate Certificate
Canadian Business College Toronto, Mississauga English Diploma
Canadian College of Business, Science & Technology Brampton English Diploma
CDI College North York, Toronto English Diploma
Cestar College of Business, Health and Technology Toronto         English Diploma
Centennial College Scarborough English Graduate Certificate
Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Kitchener English Graduate Certificate
CTS Canadian Career College Barrie, *North Bay, Sudbury English Diploma
Durham College Oshawa English Graduate Certificate
Oshawa English Diploma
Fanshawe College London English Graduate Certificate
Fleming College Peterborough English Diploma
George Brown College Toronto English Certificate
Georgian College Barrie English Graduate Certificate
Herzing College Ottawa, Toronto English Diploma
Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Toronto - North Campus English Diploma
Toronto - North Campus English Graduate Certificate
Toronto - Lakeshore Campus English Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree
La Cité collégiale Ottawa Français Diploma
Loyalist College Belleville English Diploma
Metro College Toronto English Diploma
Mohawk College Hamilton English  Diploma
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology Toronto English Diploma
Toronto English Certificate
Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Brampton English Diploma
St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology Windsor English Diploma
triOS College Business Technology Healthcare Brampton, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Mississauga, Oshawa, Toronto, Windsor English Diploma
Westervelt College  London English Diploma

*CTS Canadian Career College’s North Bay location is not offering a Paralegal Program at this time. Please contact the College for further information.