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Immigration status and Social Assistance

Recorded June 23, 2021 – Misunderstandings exist about who is eligible for social assistance programs in Ontario and about consequences of receiving Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).  Undocumented people and those living with temporary status can be concerned about applying for benefits. And others need to know the rules about sponsoring relatives or being sponsored while receiving social assistance.

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2021

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Immigration Status and Social Assistance

Recorded June 23, 2021 – Misunderstandings exist about who is eligible for social assistance programs in Ontario and about consequences of receiving Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).  Undocumented people and those living with temporary status can be concerned about applying for benefits. And others need to know the rules about sponsoring relatives or being sponsored while receiving social assistance.

Available in:

English

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2021

A Pathway to End Violence Against Migrant Sex Workers: Access, Safety, Dignity and Justice

This resource is a guide for community workers on common legal and social problems faced by migrant sex workers. It provides legal information on the following legal topics in the context of migrant sex workers’ rights:

Criminal law
Immigration law and immigration status
Municipal law
Labour and employment

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Butterfly

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2020

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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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Meet Gary – a website for refugee claimants

This website provides links to information about the refugee claim process in Canada. It also contains legal information for claimants on how adjudicators assess credibility, as well as types of evidence to present in support of a refugee claim or an appeal of a denial of refugee status.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

The Meet Gary Team

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019