Job prospects Paralegal in the Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "paralegal" was moved from the group Paralegal and related occupations (NOC 4211) to the group Paralegals and related occupations (NOC 42200).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Paralegal and related occupations" in the Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2019-2021). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

paralegal
Prospects over the next 3 years
Moderate

The employment outlook will be moderate for Paralegal and related occupations (NOC 4211) in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Paralegal and related occupations in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:

  • Approximately 1,730 people work in this occupation.
  • Paralegal and related occupations mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 86%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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Labour Market Information Survey
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