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As a lawyer you could not practice in Canada without significant education and experience in Canada so unless you want to try and come to Canada as an international student being a lawyer will not help.
But if may be that your spouse could come as a skilled worker and you would come with him.
I suggest that you both review this information to see if it could apply to you:http://www.cic.gc.ca/ENGLISH/immigrate/skilled/index.asp
You cannot apply from within Canada so you cannot remain here. That is not an option. It is not how our system works.
Even if you apply to law school you cannot get the permit while in Canada. Visitor's do not have the right to apply for permits of any sort from within Canada.
You can get an off campus work permit after being in school for six months and that will allow you to work 20 hours a week.
So you can come to Canada and get a job offer and then leave and apply or apply for schools but that just cannot all happen while you are here as a visitor.
I cannot act for you but if you let me know the province you are interested in I can suggest ways to find a lawyer.
I believe that the skilled worker way is fastest if your spouse is eligible.
I cannot analyze your husband's skills and experience and education. So I don't know if he will fit under any of those categories. Canada Experience Class will not apply now but the others could.
You need your own lawyer to analyze your personal details.
I am not your lawyer. I can only give legal information of a general nature. My law society doesn't allow me to give advice or analzye facts online.You may be able to do other work but you cannot practice law or be a paralegal as both those professions are now licenced.
You could contact the law society in the province you hope to immigrate to and find out what you need to do to certify yourself.
If that means going to law school then you could come as a student, your spouse can come on your permit and work and then after you graduate and become licenced and have done the appropriate work experience then you could come under the Canada Experience class but that is all a few years down the road and you are asking about what is fastest.
What province are you interested in. I said I could suggest how to find a lawyer but need that information first.
You can contact the Law Society and use their Lawyer Referral Service. You will be given the name of a lawyer and can consult with the lawyer and the first half hour will be free.
The number is:
1-***-***-**** or(###) ###-####(within the GTA)
There are two law schools in Toronto by the way. Both are first rate. One is at the University of Toronto and the other is Osgoode Hall Law School.
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