Mobility within Canada, also known as interjurisdictional practice of law, allows lawyers to practise outside of their own province or jurisdiction if they are a member of a Canadian Law Society. To qualify, lawyers must meet the following criteria:
- Be providing temporary legal services in another jurisdiction or with respect to the law of another jurisdiction, or
- Be a member of the governing body of another jurisdiction.
- Be in good standing with your regulator who participates in the National Mobility Agreement and hold the required level of liability insurance.
- Work less than 100 calendar days in the different province/territory from your own.
If you are looking to change jurisdictions permanently (transferring), you must maintain your status in your home province until being called to the bar in your new jurisdiction. If you are travelling to or moving from Quebec, you will be subject to additional rules and restrictions. More information about transferring to Alberta is available on the How to Become A Member page.