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A Guide to Voting in Ontario’s Provincial Election

This resource answers questions about voting in Ontario provincial elections. Prepared for newcomers, it explains who can vote, how to get on the voters list, what issues provincial governments make decisions about, what the role of the Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is, and where and when to vote.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Settlement.Org

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Arrests, detentions and removals: Removal from Canada

This webpage from the Canada Border Services Agency has information on the three types of Removal Orders issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). These are Departure Orders, Exclusion Orders, and Deportation Orders.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Choose an immigration or citizenship representative

This Government of Canada website has tips about finding an immigration or citizenship representative, either paid or unpaid, and how to protect yourself from fraud.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada

The web site of Citizenship and Immigration Canada has information, application forms, and guides on topics such as:

  • Visiting, studying, and working temporarily in Canada
  • Immigrating to Canada
  • Making a refugee claim
  • Becoming a permanent resident
  • Applying for citizenship
  • Sponsoring family members
  • International adoption

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Community Sponsorship

This website has information for private sponsors of refugees has information for groups who are already sponsoring refugees or intend to do so. Topics include:

  • Who can sponsor?
  • Who can be sponsored?
  • The sponsorship process
  • Sponsorship application forms
  • Refugee forms
  • Settlement preparation
  • The first year and beyond

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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How do I come to Canada as a temporary foreign worker?

This resource explains how someone from abroad can apply for a permit to work legally in Canada, what a person can do if they are already in Canada, and how temporary foreign workers can apply for permanent residence.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Settlement.Org

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Refugee family reunification:Practical Guide

This guide is meant to assist community organizations serving refugees and immigrants who are confronted with barriers as they try to reunite with family members. It deals with these topics:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Should I get help with my immigration application from an immigration consultant or lawyer?

This resource has information for newcomers who are thinking about using a consultant or lawyer to represent them or to help with an immigration application. It discusses paid and unpaid consultants and what to look for in a consultant.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Settlement.Org

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Understanding Canada’s immigration system

This tip sheet describes several streams through which people can apply to immigrate to Canada.

Available in:

English, Français, Spanish

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Applying for Canadian citizenship

This section of the Canadian Council for Refugees website has information on these topics:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018