Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
The Paralegal- Court and Tribunal Agent diploma program is intended to provide students with the training required to become licensed paralegals in Ontario pursuant to the requirements of the Law Society Act. Upon completion of this program, students will gain theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the areas of law in which licensed paralegals may practice. The program emphasizes the development of written and oral advocacy skills in all areas of authorized paralegal practice, ethics and practice management. In semester four, classroom instruction is enhanced by a field placement in a law-related setting.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
- Paralegal Studies Program combines a strong legal foundation with real-world application to provide students with the legal knowledge, critical thinking abilities, and technical competencies needed for a successful legal career.
Paralegal - Court and Tribunal Agent graduates have an additional incentive upon completion of their 2 year diploma. The Centennial College pathway to Algoma University allows graduates with a 3.0 GPA (B) average or higher, to apply for a maximum of 45 college to university transfer credits. Paralegal graduates will strengthen their knowledge of the law and may choose to transition into law school upon completion of the Law and Justice degree. The joint program is an innovative legal pathway for paralegals to obtain a degree in Law and Justice. Note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits.
|Algoma University||Bachelor of Law and Justice Studies|
|Honours Bachelor of Law and Justice Studies|
- Paralegal Agent
- Paralegal Business Owner
- Paralegal for Corporation
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
- English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
1. Apply Online
If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.If you have previously attended a full-time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in-person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
2. Submit Documents
Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.
Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.
If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).
For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.
3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission
Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.
You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.
You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.
When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
4. Pay Fees
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.
You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.
5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)
Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.
Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April
Your web-registration will not open if:
You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.
Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2020.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|