I'm not the person you asked, but I had a 2.95 cGPA from UBC (Arts), L2 3.4 and B2 3.6. I had a 164 LSAT. I got into TRU after initially being waitlisted for a few weeks.
I was never told what worked in my favour, but I had a Film Studies degree, work experience in photography, video production, and marketing, and a lot of volunteer experience.
I've heard TRU looks at your L3, with emphasis on your L2. If you can swing a 160+ you should be good to go.
I had the OP's stats almost exactly (except that I had a 2.89 CGPA). Back then, I applied at every English-language law school in the country that existed.
In the 2012 cycle, I was accepted at UVic, the University of Alberta, the University of Saskatchewan, UNB and Windsor. I ended up being waitlisted at Ottawa and at Western. I was rejected everywhere else. I should note that I generally applied as an access/discretionary candidate.
I had volunteered at a food bank, done independent research in undergrad, helped with other pro bono literature research, and held a bunch of other extracurriculars.
Much more importantly (in my mind and likely in the minds of the various admissions committees), I suffered and suffer from cystic fibrosis, Hemophilia A and chronic pain from a botched foot surgery.
I understand where you're coming from, and the same logic is why so many people major in polisci, philosophy, and criminology as a precursor to law school.
The reality is that there's no correlation between legal experience/education and success in law school. Admissions committees know this.
Additionally, there's a lot of value in accepting students with diverse educational and professional backgrounds. It makes for better, more educational discussions in the class room.
Having legal experience/education gives you more substance when it comes to explaining why you want to go to law school, but that's pretty much the extent of your advantage.
Nobody in admissions at any law school in Canada is going to be impressed by a paralegal degree. Just because people with that background got in to law school doesn't mean that they were admitted for that reason.