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Pathway to status for refugee claimants working in healthcare during COVID-19

Recorded on March 31, 2021 – The federal government introduced a new program that would allow some refugee claimants working in the healthcare sector to apply for permanent residence. The program aims to acknowledge refugee claimants’ exceptional service working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A CLEO legal expert shared details about who qualifies for the program,


March 31, 2021 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Immigration Law: Debunking the Misconceptions

Immigration law can be very complicated and it is sometimes hard to figure out what rights women have while living with precarious status. This webinar will go through some of the most common myths and misconceptions about immigration law and help you establish accurate and up-to-date information. You will leave better equipped to work with women navigating the immigration and refugee system.


March 16, 2020 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

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The Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program

Recorded on February 27, 2014 – This webinar provides an introductory overview of the Private Sponsorship of Refugees program in Canada including who is eligible for sponsorship, what are the criteria for sponsorship, what does the refugee sponsorship process look like, and what are sponsors’ responsibilities.

Copies of the presentation materials are available below.


February 27, 2014 (53 minutes)

Threats to Convention Refugee and Permanent Resident Status

Recorded on July 4, 2013 – The unqualified right of Convention Refugees to remain in Canada has been eroded by recent changes to the law. This webinar examines cessation and vacation proceedings where the Minister of Immigration applies to remove a person’s Protected Person status.


July 4, 2013 (58 minutes)

The New Basis of Claim Form (BOC) for Refugee Claims

Recorded on March 28, 2013 – In the wake of recent changes to the refugee determination process, this webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series looks at the first step in making a refugee claim, the new Basis of Claim (BOC) form, introduced in December 2012.  METRAC’s Legal Director Tamar Witelson is joined by lawyer and former Immigration and Refugee Board adjudicator Su


March 28, 2013 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

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