Practicing Law in Canada

Internationally trained lawyers are required to complete a two-part process of accreditation and licensing before they can be licensed to practice law in Canada. The entire process can take two to four years to complete, and involves obtaining both a Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA), and a license to practice law in the individual provinces or territories. Navigating the process alone can be challenging and overwhelming. Our Legal Career Pathway Ebook will provide:

  • Pre-Arrival First Steps

    Including links to the Working in Canada tool from the Federal Government.

  • Skills Development

    Including tips on skills upgrading and bridging programs available at universities, colleges and settlement agencies across the country.

  • Understanding Canadian Workplaces

    Featuring tips about volunteering, internships, mentoring, and job shadowing programs that could can help you in your job search and job performance.

  • Job Finding Techniques

    Resources including links to Immigrant Settlement Agencies and tips on resume writing, interview techniques, information interviews and networking.

  • Associations

    Links to National, Provincial and Territorial regulatory bodies and professional immigrant networks.

  • Employment

    An overview of best locations, major employers sector reports and alternative career pathways. 

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Note – “Career Pathways” is only a guide and you will have to do more research to make a career plan that will work for you. The information listed in Career Pathways is for guidance purposes only and is up to date to the best of our knowledge. It is recommended that you contact the relevant body before taking any step.