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Paralegal and related occupations  (NOC 4211)
Toronto Region
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Provincial Employment Potential Information

The following table identifies employment conditions within Ontario.

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Table on the employment potential for Paralegal and related occupations in Ontario.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Ontario Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2017-12-15

The employment outlook will be fair for Paralegal and related occupations (NOC 4211) in Ontario for the 2017-2019 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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 Ontario region:

  • Approximately 14,750 people work in this occupation.
  • Paralegal and related occupations mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Legal services (NAICS 5411): 73%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 88% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 12% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 72% of paralegal and related occupations work all year, while 28% work only part of the year, compared to 66% and 34% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 11% of paralegal and related occupations are self-employed compared to an average of 10% for all occupations.
  • Table on the employment potential for Paralegal and related occupations in Toronto Region as well as in the rest of the Ontario.
    Location Employment Potential Release Date
    Hamilton--Niagara Peninsula Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2017-12-15
    Kingston - Pembroke Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2017-12-15
    Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2017-12-15
    London Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2017-12-15
    Muskoka-Kawarthas Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2017-12-15
    Northeast Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2017-12-15
    Northwest Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2017-12-15
    Ottawa Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2017-12-15
    Stratford--Bruce Peninsula Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2017-12-15
    Toronto Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2017-12-15
    Windsor-Sarnia Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2017-12-15

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