1. You must have a high school diploma.
2. To be a legal assistant or paralegal, you need a bachelor's degree in law or a college diploma in a legal assistant/law clerk program or in-house training.
3. To be an independent paralegal, you usually obtain your education through experience, industry-sponsored courses or a college paralegal program.
4. To be a notary public, you usually receive in-house training and are appointed after examination/certification by the governing judiciary in your province/territory. Specific activities/time periods limit all appointments. You also need a licence in the province/territory where you'll work. In British Columbia, you must be a member of the Society of Notaries Public.
5. To be a trademark agent, you must finish two years' in-house training and an examination conducted jointly by the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and the Registrar of Trade Marks, Canadian Intellectual Property Office, or complete one of the preceding requirements and be a lawyer entitled to practise in Canada. You must also register with the federal Trade-Marks Office.
6. Almost 2 in 5 either have a community college diploma or an undergraduate university degree.