1. Pre-Arrival

  • Pre-Arrival

    The Federation of Law Societies of Canada (FLSC) is the national body which coordinates the 14 provincial and territorial law societies that exist in the country. Every lawyer in Canada and notary in Quebec is required by law to be … Continue reading

2. Skills Development

  • Skills development
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    In addition to accreditation, upgrading your skills through a bridging program or other courses and workshops is an important part of your journey to become a lawyer in Canada. You have to have strong skills in the fields of language, … Continue reading

3. Understanding Canadian Workplaces

  • Understanding Canadian workplaces
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    Canadian employers, who often do not know how to assess education and work experience from other countries, may require or prefer you to have experience working in Canada. Lack of local market experience can pose a challenge for newcomers, but … Continue reading

4. Job Finding Techniques

  • Job finding techniques
    Getting the Job

    The Canadian job market is very competitive, so be prepared and understand each of the steps needed to gain employment. As well, finding a job in Canada may be very different than in your home country. You have to be … Continue reading

5. Associations

  • Associations
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    The associations listed below provide additional information about licensure and certification and offer a variety of professional development, education and networking opportunities. National Federation of Law Societies of Canada (FLSC) World Exchange Plaza 45 O’Connor Street, Suite 1810 Ottawa ON … Continue reading

6. Employment

  • Employment

    Finding a job in Canada may be different than in your home country and you may need help finding job vacancies, updating your resume, writing cover letters, preparing for interviews, and understanding what Canadian employers are looking for. The National … Continue reading