Our Founder, Wendy Souter, with the then HRH Prince Charles (now King Charles 11)

Our Story

Our founder, Wendy Souter with the then Prince Charles (now King Charles III) at the opening of the College in 1988

OTC-Canada has been delivering courses online for the Provinces since 2010.

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Having spent many years working in various areas of law, Wendy recognised the lack of relevant law courses for Legal Secretaries, so she created a program allowing secretaries to qualify and work as Legal Secretaries.

In 1988, she created the Legal Secretary Course and set up her Law Training College in London.

In 2010 we founded OTC-Canada offering law courses online for Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Office Administrators and Business Law.

Our focus was on allowing students to start their legal careers in a shorter time by specialising in areas of law. This proved to be a very beneficial formula as students no longer have to study for years in order to qualify. They are able to add-on other law subjects at a later date, expand their legal qualifications and take their careers further.

This OTC- formula is yet another success story.

Since introducing OTC-Canada, student numbers have grown enormously due to the easy and convenient study method. Lessons cover the Canadian Legal System and legal procedures for most of the provinces and are accessible from wherever you are located. Two exceptions are that we do not offer the legal system of Quebec due to its Civil Code system. We also do not deliver Paralegal programs for Ontario as online paralegal programs were prohibited by the Law Society of Ontario.

* All our programs are for unregulated professions, therefore, there are no accreditation bodies for our programs, except for Ontario where paralegals are regulated and their training must be accredited by the Law Society of Ontario.

For many mature students, completing a university course is not a feasible option due to work and family commitments. We offer opportunities to change careers without compromising salaries, family time and excessive travelling. Our courses supplement previous work experience, enabling many to change career paths, get promotions, improve earning potential and get job satisfaction.

Our online courses are Tutor-led and are very much like a traditional classroom, except that you are using your computer from home or work, at a time convenient to you! Questions are sent to us by email and we aim to reply to students' queries within 24 hours. Registrations are conducted online. Tests are conducted online with a webcam for monitoring. Course material are emailed for printing and assigments are sent by email. All very convenient!

So wherever you are located, you can now enjoy the convenience of studying online with OTC-Canada.

Celebrating 30 Years of History
1988 - 2018

Paralegal/Executive Assistant
Congratulations on your work anniversary!

OTC wins Gold at UK Business Awards

OTC-UK has been awarded the Gold Trophy in the UK Business Headline Awards for South of England, which took place at Covent Garden, London WC2 on 20 April 2015.

We are all very proud that our efforts in Training & Education continue to get recognised and appreciated, not only by our many students globally but also by the Business Community.

A very Good Achievement and Well Done to our Dedicated Team @ OTC.

"Well done Wendy and Online Training
College, you thoroughly deserve this
award". Julie, Q.Inst.Pa

Our Online Classes are more convenient than traditional classrooms, as you are using your own computer with a protected password. Our Diplomas and Certificates have long been associated with excellence in education. We provide courses covering the Canadian Legal System and Procedural Law which includes proficiency in drafting legal documents, writing effectively to clients, preparing court bundles and more.

OTC reaches students throughout the Provinces and Overseas.  
As an online college, you can download our lessons and study at your own pace and convenience from home, work or anywhere that is convenient. If you live overseas, you can also download and study with us regardless of where you are located. All our lessons are given by an online Tutor.