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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) 2016-12-23

For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Paralegal and related occupations (NOC 4211) in Ontario.

This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:

  • Employment growth is expected to be strong.
  • A moderate number of people are expected to retire.
  • This occupation has recently experienced moderate levels of unemployment.

Here are some key facts about Paralegal and related occupations in the Ontario region:

  • Approximately 12,650 people work in this occupation.
  • Paralegal and related occupations mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Legal services (NAICS 5411): 74%
  • 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.
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: 8% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 75% compared to 69% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: 17% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 17% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 83% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • No high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 10% for all occupations
    • High school diploma or equivalent: 11% compared to 26% for all occupations
    • Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 7% for all occupations
    • College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 59% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • Bachelor's degree: 20% compared to 18% for all occupations
    • University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 7% compared to 11% 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) 2017-08-25
Kingston - Pembroke Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-12-23
Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2017-08-25
London Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2017-08-25
Muskoka-Kawarthas Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-12-23
Northeast Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-12-23
Northwest Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-12-23
Ottawa Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2017-08-25
Stratford--Bruce Peninsula Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-12-23
Toronto Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2017-08-25
Windsor-Sarnia Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2016-12-23

Additional Provincial Prospects

For additional information on current trends or the outlook for occupations in this province or territory, visit on: Provincial Job Futures - (Employment Prospects section) Web Site.

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