Program Information

School: Capilano University
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Description: Looking for a career in the law? Apply direct from high school and start your legal training as part of your degree – with no previous experience required.

CapU Legal Studies department has an excellent reputation and our graduates are highly sought after. We’re also the only university in Western Canada to offer a degree program that allows students to begin their legal training straight after high school graduation.

URL: Legal Studies (Paralegal) at Capilano University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $18,963

Please see website for cost breakdown as fee varies for each individual course.

Careers: Paralegals

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80 to 100
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have British Columbia secondary school graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent OR Mature Student status; or equivalent education or experience. Applicants are also required to have an 80% average through Grades 11 and 12 (in English 12 or English 12 First Peoples and at least four other academic courses).

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 560] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 83] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]

Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests

The School of Legal Studies will review applications once the application package is complete. The applicant may be called for an interview if they meet the admission requirements. Applicants are also required to submit: a Resume; a short handwritten essay (three pages, double-spaced) entitled, “Why I Want to Become a Paralegal”; and two letters of reference (preferably from high school teachers and/or non-family members who work in a business or professional setting).