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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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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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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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Caregivers: Know Your Rights!

This fact sheet covers these topics in relation to caregivers: Who is a caregiver, ESA protects non-unionized workers, Discrimination, Injured at work, Income Supports, Facts About Your Work Permit, Protect Yourself, Get Support.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Come to Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has created a web tool to help users learn how they might visit, study, or live in Canada.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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FCJ Refugee Centre

The FCJ Refugee Centre has information about refugee settlement and refugee protection, and features manuals, workshop presentations, and research of interest to refugees and front line workers.

Available in:

English, Français, Spanish

Produced by:

FCJ Refugee Centre

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Age of dependants in Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

On October 24, 2017, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations will change to reinstate the maximum age for a dependent child as under 22 years.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Online Help Centre

Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Online Help Centre is designed to answer questions about moving to Canada. It features several ways of finding information: You can search by keyword, by topic question and answer, and by what you wish to do in Canada, such as work, study, immigrate, visit, etc. There is also a section with the top 10 questions, and a glossary.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Guide 5553 – Applying to Change Conditions or Extend Your Stay in Canada – Worker

This guide is designed to help you determine if you are eligible to apply for an extension of your work permit or change conditions of your stay in Canada, including applying for an initial work permit. Contents include:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

Migrant Worker Guide – Agricultural Stream

This guide is for people in the Agricultural Stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in Ontario. It’s meant to help workers learn about their rights and what services are available to them in Ontario. Workers can also find out about topics such as employment, housing, health, everyday life, work permits, and legal rights.

Available in:

English, Français, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Thai

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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