Compensation by complexity level according to selected breakdowns in Québec in 2016 – 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 35,1 39 144 50 609 45 426 24,85 36,51
Level 2 35,7 46 535 59 400 56 458 30,23 46,02
Level 3 35,2 60 834 80 457 82 469 44,90 65,26
Public sector2
Level 1 34,7 36 046 41 479 40 103 22,25 33,65
Level 2 35,5 44 672 55 833 52 999 28,51 44,54
Level 3 x x x x x x
Private sector
Level 1 35,6 43 068 62 175 52 169 28,16 39,87
Level 2 36,3 52 230 70 923 66 206 35,08 49,87
Level 3 35,3 64 911 91 129 93 961 51,10 72,83
Private sector, unionized
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 x x x x x x
Level 3 x x x x x x
Private sector, non-unionized
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 36,3 51 710 70 722 65 771 34,82 49,14
Level 3 x x x x x x
Private sector, 200–499 employees
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 x x x x x x
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Private sector, 500 and more employees
Level 1 36,4 37 026 49 796 51 161 27,04 38,33
Level 2 36,6 51 013 66 045 64 051 33,60 48,18
Level 3 35,7 69 649 87 811 86 261 46,31 67,76
Manufacturing
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 37,4 47 386 65 324 73 590 37,80 51,29
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, 2016.
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. 2016 Data collection.
 
February 27, 2017
     

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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