Jurisdiction: Canada Canada

Legal aid is available to low-income individuals who qualify for a certificate to assist with paying the cost of a lawyer. Applicants who apply for legal aid must disclose financial information pertaining to income and assets to ascertain whether they meet the low-income requirements. Other criteria are considered in addition to financial eligibility, such as possibility of incarceration and loss of employment.

Source: Glossary of Legal Terms - Legal Aid Program Evaluation, Department of Justice Canada