Lawyers

Lawyers

NOC
4112

- Lawyers and Quebec notaries

Advise and represent clients on legal matters and draw up legal documents such as contracts and wills. They also conduct prosecutions in courts of law.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

73
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$69,396
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

1,160
 

% Working Full Time

92%
 

% Working Full Year

69%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Lawyers and Quebec notaries advise clients on legal matters, represent clients before administration boards and draw up legal documents such as contracts and wills. Lawyers also plead cases, represent clients before tribunals and conduct prosecutions in courts of law. Lawyers are employed in law firms and prosecutor's offices. Quebec notaries are employed in notary offices. Both lawyers and Quebec notaries are employed by federal, provincial and municipal governments and various business establishments or they may be self-employed. Articling students are included in this group.

Main Duties

Lawyers and Quebec notaries perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Advise clients of their legal rights and all matters related to law
  • Research legal precedents and gather evidence
  • Plead clients' cases before courts of law, tribunals and boards (lawyers only)
  • Draw up legal documents such as real estate transactions, wills, divorces and contracts, and prepare statements of legal opinions
  • Negotiate settlements of civil disputes (lawyers only)
  • Perform administrative and management functions related to the practice of law
  • May act as mediator, conciliator or arbitrator
  • May act as executor, trustee or guardian in estate and family law matters.

Lawyers and Quebec notaries may specialize in specific areas of the law such as criminal law (lawyers only), corporate law, contract law, taxation law, administrative law, international law, commercial law, real estate law, family and estate law, intellectual property law and labour law.

Also Known As

  • articling law student
  • corporate counsel
  • Crown Attorney
  • law partner
  • lawyer
  • legal advisor
  • legislative counsel
  • notary (Quebec)
  • prosecutor
  • solicitor
Requirements

Employment Requirements

Lawyers

  • Two to three years of undergraduate studies or, in Quebec, completion of a college program and A bachelor's degree from a recognized law school and Successful completion of the bar examination and completion of a period of articling are required.
  • Licensing by the provincial or territorial law society is required.

Notaries (Quebec)

  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized law school and a Diploma of Notarial Law (D.D.N.) or A master's degree of law with specialization in notarial law and A 32-week vocational training program are required.
  • Registration with the Corporation of Notaries is required.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: Yes
  • Red Seal: No
Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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42.9%
Female
57.1%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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0.8%
15-24
25.2%
25-34
22.8%
35-44
17.7%
45-54
21.3%
55-64
12.2%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
0.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
0.0%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
100.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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76.4%
Professional, scientific and technical services
18.5%
Public administration
1.2%
Other services (except public administration)
3.9%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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6.40%
Northeast
34.70%
Southeast
22.70%
Southwest
29.90%
Central
6.40%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$55,061
Northeast
$74,052
Southeast
$63,178
Southwest
$84,809
Central
$58,094
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$69,396

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$79,997

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$69,396

Newfoundland

$125,912

Prince Edward Island

$86,831

Nova Scotia

$83,473

Canada

$97,589
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

73
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

75
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

227
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-20
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

246