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  • Videos for newcomers to Canada

    Refugee 613 has short videos to help newcomers find government programs that might benefit them or their families. The videos are available in English, Dari, Pashto, Spanish, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic and Swahili. Visit Refugee 613’s Multilingual Info Bank for other resources for newcomers.

    Available in:
    English
    Format:
    Video
    Produced by:
    Refugee 613
    Produced/Updated In:
    2024
  • Sponsoring a spouse or partner for PR status

    Connecting Ottawa has a set of tipsheets to help people fill out online forms on Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s Permanent Residence (PR) Portal.

    Some tip sheets are for people sponsoring their spouse or common-law partners to apply for PR status. The other tip sheets are for the sponsored spouse or common-law partner.

    Available in:
    English
    Format:
    Booklet/PDF
    Produced by:
    Connecting Ottawa/Connexion Ottawa
    Produced/Updated In:
    2023
  • Ukrainians in Canada: Special Immigration Measures and Supports for Temporary Residents

    Recorded on November 16, 2023

    In this presentation hosted by Connecting Ottawa, immigration lawyers Jacqueline Bonisteel and Heather Neufeld discuss post-CUAET work permits for Ukrainians, the new pathway to permanent residence available to some Ukrainians which launches in late October, the pros and cons of applying for permanent residence on...

    Available in:
    English
    Format:
    Webinar - External
    Produced by:
    Connecting Ottawa/Connexion Ottawa
    Produced/Updated In:
    2023
  • How to support clients who are making a Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) application

    Recorded on September 27, 2023

    This webinar outlines important details about the H&C process - who can apply and what supporting evidence community workers can help clients gather. Our speakers also share resources, tips, and cautions about making an H&C application.

    Speakers:
    Kristin Marshall, Legal Skills Trainer,...

    Available in:
    English, American Sign Language (ASL)
    Format:
    Webinar
    Produced by:
    Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)
    Produced/Updated In:
    2023
  • Immigration updates

    This factsheet from Connecting Ottawa sums up recent updates from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) about visitor visas and open work permits for spouses, as well as selecting Permanent Resident applicants through the Express Entry system.

    Available in:
    English
    Format:
    Booklet/PDF
    Produced by:
    Connecting Ottawa/Connexion Ottawa
    Produced/Updated In:
    2023
  • Front-end processes for refugee claimants

    This 3-page infographic from the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) can assist service providers to keep up with changes in how people apply for refugee status.

    Available in:
    English
    Format:
    Booklet/PDF
    Produced by:
    Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)
    Produced/Updated In:
    2023
  • Expansion of the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) – what it means for those seeking refuge in Canada

    Recorded on Thursday April 20, 2023

    This webinar discusses exceptions to the STCA and how to make a refugee claim at a port of entry under an exception. It also outlines the dangers faced by claimants who enter Canada irregularly between ports of entry and are at risk of deportation to the U.S. during their first 14 days in Canada. We provide...

    Available in:
    English, American Sign Language (ASL)
    Produced by:
    Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)
    Produced/Updated In:
    2023
  • Before you travel

    This webpage has information and resources for people who are thinking of travelling from the USA to make a refugee claim at official land ports of entry into Canada and at irregular points of entry.

    Available in:
    English, Français, Spanish
    Format:
    Website
    Produced by:
    Bridges not Borders
    Produced/Updated In:
    2023
  • Seeking asylum in Canada: The Safe Third Country Agreement Amendment

    This webpage explains the modified Safe Third Country Agreement that came into force on March 25, 2023. The site includes information and resources to help people who are thinking of travelling from the USA to make a refugee claim at official land ports of entry into Canada and at irregular points of entry.

    Available in:
    English, Français, Spanish
    Format:
    Website
    Produced by:
    Bridges not Borders
    Produced/Updated In:
    2023
  • Open Work Permits: A Guided Pathway to help people apply

    Recorded on March 23, 2023

    CLEO’s Guided Pathway for applying for an open work permit is a guided online interview that helps people draft an open work permit application that they can use to complete the process online with IRCC. The pathway also provides details about who is eligible and what information and documents they need to...

    Available in:
    English
    Format:
    Webinar
    Produced by:
    Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)
    Produced/Updated In:
    2023