Assistance for NCA Candidates

Please note these are all voluntary programs, not required by the NCA or provincial law societies, nor endorsed by the NCA.  NCA applicants are reminded that they must have NCA approval of all courses they wish to take at law school prior to starting the course.

Programs other than those listed below may be available to NCA students to help them meet their requirements.  However, not all of the approved Canadian law school programs accept NCA students.  You must contact each institution to determine if specific programs offer admission to NCA students.

Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP)

Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP) is the innovative eight-month licensing program available to LSUC licensing candidates seeking to get called to the Bar in Ontario.  Our program offers rigorous, on-line, simulated, experiential training for four months, developed and delivered by leaders of the legal profession, followed by a hands-on four month work term.  The LPP prepares law school graduates to succeed in their legal careers.  We invite you to join us for one of two upcoming Information Webinars to learn more about the LPP:  Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. EST) or Wednesday, March 22, 2017 (6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST).  Together with the Executive Director (Chris Bentley), Director (Gina Alexandris) and Assistant Director, Work Placement (André Bacchus), you will also hear from current and former LPP Candidates.  To register, visit https://goo.gl/wdze9X, select the Webinar you wish to join and click “Register” and submit the required information.  If you have any questions in advance of the Webinar, please feel free to contact us at 416-979-5000, ext 3024 or lpp@ryerson.ca.

Please note this is a voluntary program, not required by the NCA or provincial law societies, nor endorsed by the NCA. NCA applicants are reminded that they must have NCA approval of all courses they wish to take at law school prior to starting the course.

Applications open for University of Toronto Faculty of Law GLOBAL PROFESSIONAL MASTER OF LAWS (G.P.LL.M.) Program

The Global Professional Master of Law (G.P.LL.M.) in Canadian Law in a Global Context is a 12-month executive-style Master of Laws (LLM) program that enables participants to work full-time while earning their degree.  The GPLLM program includes nine (9) courses designed to meet the National Committee on Accreditation’s Requirements for internationally trained lawyers, including the core subject areas (Foundations of Canadian Law, Professional Responsibility, Canadian Administrative Law, Canadian Criminal Law, Canadian Constitutional Law), and many others. Courses are taught by our full-time faculty, distinguished visiting faculty, and senior members of the bench and bar.  If you would like to learn more about the program, including the resources, support, and non-credit co-curricular activities offered in the program, please visit the GPLLM website, or sign up for one of our webinars.  You can also email the GPLLM Program at gpllm@utoronto.ca or call 416.978.1400 with any questions.

Please note this is a voluntary program, not required by the NCA or provincial law societies, nor endorsed by the NCA. NCA applicants are reminded that they must have NCA approval of all courses they wish to take at law school prior to starting the course.

University of Alberta now offering new Internationally Trained Lawyer Program

The University of Alberta is pleased to announce the new Internationally Trained Lawyer Program, designed with the NCA to help students demonstrate competency in those subjects where the NCA commonly requires additional training. The NCA program at the University of Alberta offers courses taught by leading faculty, law practitioners and judges, and academic training in all core NCA subject areas, including but not limited to Canadian Constitutional Law, Canadian Administrative Law, Canadian Criminal Law, Foundations of Canadian Law, and Canadian Professional Responsibility. Visit the University of Alberta’s Internationally Trained Lawyer Program, or email law.nca@ualberta.ca for more information.

Please note this is a voluntary program, not required by the NCA or provincial law societies, nor endorsed by the NCA.  NCA applicants are reminded that they must have NCA approval of all courses they wish to take at law school prior to starting the course.

Programs for NCA candidates through Osgoode Professional Development

OsgoodePD is pleased to announce that we have expanded our offerings to include a fully online NCA exam preparation program.  The courses are available on demand and you can work through them at your own pace.  Resources include sample questions and answers and the opportunity to submit a sample answer for evaluation.  Candidates living in Ontario may be eligible for our NCA Online Exam Prep Bridging Program, which includes a roadmap to licensure with timelines and career-related resources to help you through the licensing exams and articling or LPP process; an exam preparation and writing module that helps you with study and prep tips and key strategies for answering typical types of exam questions; and an NCA alumni network including discussion forums and contact information for previous participants who’ve successfully completed NCA exams.

Other options for NCA candidates include our Canadian Common Law LLM program and LLM Single Course Enrollment.  Visit our International Lawyers and Law Graduates page for more information. Please note the NCA Exam Preparation Program is voluntary, not required by the NCA or provincial law societies, nor endorsed by the NCA.

Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC launches Distance Learning Program

The NCA would like to inform applicants that the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia has launched a Distance Learning Program consisting of online, graduate-level law courses in Property Law, Canadian Public Law (Foundations of Canadian Law and Canadian Constitutional Law), Business Organizations and Canadian Criminal Law & Procedure. Designed to meet the needs of foreign-trained lawyers and law students working towards completing their NCA requirements, these online courses give students the flexibility to take UBC Law courses outside of a formal degree program and from anywhere in the world.

Program details and registration information can be found on the Distance Learning Program’s web site. For more information, contact UBC Law’s Distance Learning Program or visit here.

This Distance Learning Program is a voluntary program, neither required by the NCA or provincial law societies nor endorsed by the NCA.  NCA applicants are reminded that they must have NCA approval of all courses they wish to take at law school prior to starting the course and that distance education courses, such as those offered at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia will not meet the in-class requirement for NCA applicants who completed their LL.B./J.D. by distance education.