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About

The legal profession is a dynamic and well-paid sector that demands employees have the most up-to-date skills and education. Paralegals are a vital element to any legal team who are well-respected for their knowledge of legal documentation and procedures.

CDI College's Paralegal diploma program teaches a combination of administrative skills with specific paralegal training. Students study day-to-day administrative skills like advanced keyboarding and business communications as well as the law and legal processes.

This includes an introduction to the Canadian court system including elements of corporate law, family law, real estate, criminal law, and litigation. Students also learn how to handle evidence and legal documentation.
The paralegal training at CDI College includes a practicum where students will put their newly-acquired skills to work in a legal office.

Admission Requirements:

  • High school graduation or equivalent*
  • OR
  • Mature student** status
*    From an English-language teaching institution
**  19 years of age upon starting classes and Pass the college's admissions test

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

Career Opportunities

  • Law Firms
  • Legal Departments
  • Corporations
  • Government Agencies
  • Real Estate Firms
  • Trust Companies
  • Financial Institutions

Industry Salary Information

  • Low Wage ($/hr): $20.88
  • Average Wage ($/hr): $28.85
  • High Wage ($/hr): $45.67
  • Average Salary: $60,008

* Information Source: www.jobbank.gc.ca/trend-analysis. Salary data provided is an estimate, and is intended for reference purposes only.

Financial Aid

Finding yourself in a position where College is unaffordable is more common than most of us realize. Fortunately, Canada’s provincial and federal governments are very focused on making education accessible to virtually everyone; even students that are new to Canada. Regardless of your situation: didn’t finish high school, are having (or had) financial difficulties, or you are a new arrival to Canada, we will find financial solution best for you!

Our Financial Aid Expert will provide you with best options to make education investment in yourself, both realistic and affordable. Let us help you find option that suits you best. Fill out the form NOW!

  • Government Student Loans
  • Currently, British Columbia has a government-sponsored plan that provides loan assistance to qualified full-time students. The type and amount of assistance usually varies depending on your individual circumstances.

    When you meet with our Student Financial Planning Expert at the campus, we will go over all the financial options available to you to make this amazing investment in yourself both affordable and realistic.

  • RRBC Royal Credit Line for Students ©
  • The Royal Credit Line for Students lets you focus on what's important: your studies. Available to full-time and part-time students who need to finance their studies, it allows you to take charge of your financial needs in a way that fits your lifestyle.

    The Royal Credit Line for Students is different from a traditional loan in that it lets you borrow funds as you need them, and pay the interest on only the amount you use, without ever having to reapply. You get all the convenience and benefits with no annual fee.

    As a student, you may qualify for one of RBC`s best rates - Prime + 1%, which applies when you are at school and for a 12 month grace period after graduation.

    Further information about financial assistance is available from the Financial Advisor at your nearest campus.

  • Other Financial Assistance
  • There may be other forms of financial aid available to you. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for specific government grants and bursaries. Additionally, you may be eligible to receive funding through a government-sponsored agency such as HRSDC or WorkSafe.

    If you have questions about funding your education, each CDI College campus has a Financial Advisor who can provide information about the various options available to you. Additionally, your Financial Advisor will also assist you with completing your application for whichever funding option you choose.

    Obtaining financial aid will enable you to concentrate on your CDI College training so you can embark on a rewarding career in your field.

Campuses

Vancouver

626 West Pender St. Suite #710
Vancouver, BC V6B 1V9

Burnaby

5021 Kingsway Suite #500
Burnaby, BC V5H 4A5

South Surrey

112 - 14928 56th Ave.
Surrey, BC V3S 2N5

Surrey

11125 124th St. Suite #100
Surrey, BC V3V 4V2

Richmond

4351 No 3 Rd.Suite #180
Richmond, BC V6X 3A7