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Permanent Transfer by way of Licensing Exams


On April 22, 2021, the Law Society of Ontario approved amendments to By-Law 4, to permit Quebec lawyers to become licensed in Ontario subject to the same terms and conditions as lawyers from other Canadian provinces. Quebec lawyers, other than lawyers who qualified for membership in the Barreau du Québec under the Entente entre le Québec et la France en matière de reconnaissance mutuelle des qualifications professionnelles, may now apply for licensing under the National Mobility Agreement.

For more information about the permanent transfer under the National Mobility Agreement process or a copy of the application form, visit the Permanent Transfer Under the NMA or TMA page.

The Permanent Transfer by way of Licensing Exams process is no longer offered by the Law Society of Ontario to new applicants.*

*Licensing candidates who have already passed both the solicitor and barrister exams as of April 22, 2021 and would like to be administratively called to the bar must contact Complaints & Compliance for more information by emailing Applications for Quebec lawyers to be administratively called to the bar must be completed and approved by Complaints & Compliance by October 23, 2021.


Questions about the licensing process for Quebec lawyers should be directed to the Complaints & Compliance department by contacting the Law Society at (416) 947-3315 (toll-free 1-800-668-7380 ext. 3315) and asking to be transferred, or by email at


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