Canadian LLM or Paralegal courses?


Curious
I am an admitted Attorney with a LLB Degree from South Africa and about 18 years experience as an Attorney in South Africa. I want to immigrate to Canada (Vancouver) and I am at the moment gathering all information required by the NCA for an assessment of my qualification. I want to find out if my chances of securing a job will be better with an online Canadian LLM Degree or with an online Canadian Paralegal Certificate/Qualification?
Or maybe it will be quicker and easier for me to be admitted to the Bar in Quebec?
Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks.
I am an admitted Attorney with a LLB Degree from South Africa and about 18 years experience as an Attorney in South Africa. I want to immigrate to Canada (Vancouver) and I am at the moment gathering all information required by the NCA for an assessment of my qualification. I want to find out if my chances of securing a job will be better with an online Canadian LLM Degree or with an online Canadian Paralegal Certificate/Qualification?
Or maybe it will be quicker and easier for me to be admitted to the Bar in Quebec?
Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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chicken so...
I don't think there's a 'best' solution here. It's relatively complicated to be able to practice law in Canada. Neither of those online courses will give you what you need to actually become a practicing attorney. Instead, you'll have to follow the guidelines set out by the law society in the province where you want to practice. This usually involves multiple exams and other requirements.


Or maybe it will be quicker and easier for me to be admitted to the Bar in Quebec?

If you're planning on going to Vancouver, wouldn't you want to be admitted to the bar in British Columbia? If so, you'd need to do BC's 12-month admission program:

https://www.lawsociety.bc.ca/page.cfm?cid=305&t=Law-Society-Admission-Program

Some good discussion here:

https://llm-guide.com/board/canada/practicing-in-canada-60834

[Edited by chicken soup on Jan 09, 2017]

I don't think there's a 'best' solution here. It's relatively complicated to be able to practice law in Canada. Neither of those online courses will give you what you need to actually become a practicing attorney. Instead, you'll have to follow the guidelines set out by the law society in the province where you want to practice. This usually involves multiple exams and other requirements.

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Or maybe it will be quicker and easier for me to be admitted to the Bar in Quebec?
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If you're planning on going to Vancouver, wouldn't you want to be admitted to the bar in British Columbia? If so, you'd need to do BC's 12-month admission program:

https://www.lawsociety.bc.ca/page.cfm?cid=305&t=Law-Society-Admission-Program

Some good discussion here:

https://llm-guide.com/board/canada/practicing-in-canada-60834
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Curious
Thank you Chicken soup. If I may ask, for interest sake, what is your thoughts on rather doing a MBA instead of any of the above?
Thank you Chicken soup. If I may ask, for interest sake, what is your thoughts on rather doing a MBA instead of any of the above?
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