Using CanLII – Introduction

Icon representing the Using CanLII module. A person sitting at a computer. The screen on the computer shows the words "CANLII".

Approximate duration: 15 minutes

Description: CanLII, the Canadian Legal Information Institute, is a not-for-profit organization which supports permanent open access to Canadian law.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this module you will be able to:

  • Explain the differences between CanLII and e-laws, and between CanLII and commercial providers such as WestLaw or QuickLaw.
  • Using CanLII, search for and note up applicable legislation and case law in the jurisdiction relevant to your research.