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Intersections between family, criminal and immigration

February 25, 2020 – Many women who leave abusive relationships are dealing with multiple legal issues, each of which has an impact on the other(s). This webinar looks at the intersections among three common legal systems: family, criminal and immigration.

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February 25, 2020 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place


Malicious misrepresentation

Recorded on October 20, 2019 – “Misrepresenting” or providing false information in immigration applications can have serious consequences, including removal from Canada. This webinar discusses what “misrepresentation” means under Canada’s immigration law and how it can affect immigrant women facing violence and abuse. It also gives practical tips on how women can protect themselves and […]

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October 30, 2019 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Produced by:

METRAC


Immigration, Women and Violence: Making a Claim on Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds

Recorded on March 28, 2019 – Women who don’t have legal immigration status in Canada may have a close relationship with a child in Canada; and/or they are affected by violence, either in Canada or in their country of origin.  These situations make an application for permanent residence based on Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) grounds an […]

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March 28, 2019 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

METRAC


Immigration Status and Relationship Breakdown: What Women Should Know

Recorded on May 29, 2017 – This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series discusses the different types of immigration status for non-citizen women in Canada and how status may be affected by their partner and the breakdown of their relationship.

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May 29, 2017 (1 hour)

Produced by:

METRAC


Citoyenneté – Ce que vous devez savoir

Présenté le 16 octobre, 2014 – Ce webinaire porte sur les nouveaux changements à la Loi sur la citoyenneté canadienne. Le projet de loi C-24, la Loi renforçant la citoyenneté canadienne, qui a été adoptée en juin 2014, contient une série de changements qui modifient considérablement la citoyenneté au Canada.

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October 16, 2014 (37 minutes)


Citizenship – What you need to know

Recorded on September 24, 2014 – This webinar addresses the new changes to Canadian citizenship law. Bill C-24, the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, which was passed in June 2014, contains a variety of changes which will dramatically reshape citizenship in Canada.

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September 24, 2014 (56 minutes)


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.

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February 27, 2014 (53 minutes)


Advocating for Refugee and Other Precarious Status Clients on Social Assistance Matters

Recorded on December 11, 2013 – A growing number of immigrant and refugee clients are having their benefits illegally terminated based on a misapplication of social assistance regulations.

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December 11, 2013 (57 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.

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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

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March 28, 2013 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

METRAC

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