Compensation by complexity level according to selected breakdowns in Québec in 2017 – Paralegal (306)

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Sector Weekly regular work hours Pay scales Annual salary Hourly salary Total compensation1

Minimum Normal Maximum



h $ $/h

All of Québec
Level 1 34,9 41 255 53 910 47 439 26,08 38,49
Level 2 35,8 49 074 62 318 58 230 31,13 47,38
Level 3 35,6 66 236 86 359 85 632 46,14 66,84
Public sector2
Level 1 34,6 37 065 42 915 42 055 23,38 35,75
Level 2 35,6 47 072 58 440 55 280 29,65 46,19
Level 3 35,1 52 970 58 789 58 706 32,07 49,12
Private sector
Level 1 35,3 46 191 66 863 53 630 29,19 41,41
Level 2 36,2 55 789 75 324 67 243 35,68 50,75
Level 3 36,0 73 385 101 215 100 141 53,72 75,61
Private sector, unionized
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Private sector, non-unionized
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 36,3 55 472 75 369 66 829 35,44 50,08
Level 3 36,0 73 385 101 215 100 141 53,72 75,61
Private sector, 200–499 employees
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Private sector, 500 and more employees
Level 1 35,8 40 361 52 397 53 452 28,71 41,80
Level 2 36,8 53 800 67 755 64 477 33,68 48,54
Level 3 36,5 68 868 89 122 86 558 45,61 65,84
Manufacturing
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 37,5 53 339 67 109 70 589 36,22 50,23
Level 3 x x x x x x
  

1. For more information about the equation, see the chapter called "La méthodologie" in the report Rémunération des salariés. État et évolution comparés, 2017.
2. Comprises the Québec government (Québec civil service and the public education, health and social service networks) and the "other public" sector (municipal government [25 000 or more inhabitants], public enterprises of the three levels of government, universities and federal government employees in Québec).
  
Source: Québec survey on total compensation. 2017 Data collection.
 
February 21, 2018
     

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Summary of responsibilities

The Paralegal as the direct assistant to the management personnel in registry and records offices, performs technical work related to legal, judicial and court activities; also works with professionals in various areas of law and judicial administration. This job is generally found in law firms or notaries’ offices, legal services or litigation departments, court records offices, public administrations and administrative agencies.

Education requirement

Diploma of College Studies (DEC) in paralegal technology

Condition of employment

None

Minimum experience generally required by level of complexity

  • Level 1: None
  • Level 2: 3 years
  • Level 3: 8 years

Examples of job titles

  • Law clerk
  • Paralegal
  • Legal assistant

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To be excluded from this job

  • Legal secretary
  • Notary public
  • Trademark agent