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Guide 5291 - Humanitarian and Compassionate Considerations

This guide, produced by the Government of Canada may be used to apply for permanent residence from within Canada on humanitarian and compassionate grounds (H&C) if you:

  • are a foreign national currently living in...
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What are the dangers of distracted driving and how to avoid them?

Information from Settlement.org: It's very easy to get distracted while you are driving. Having your eyes on the road and paying attention to all the things happening around you takes a lot of focus and energy. There are many distractions that you can...

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Injured migrant worker to get partial benefits

A Jamaican migrant worker who was injured while picking fruit at an Ontario farm will be eligible to receive partial benefits for loss of his earning power, after a decision by the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

The...

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Complete a short survey on Access to Justice needs of Arabs in Ontario

Are you a member of the Arab community in Ontario? Do you work or associate with the Arab community? We want to hear your views on the legal system - even if you haven't used it before.

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Complete this ...

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September 11: Health And Safety Rights at Work for Newcomers

YMCA Newcomer Information Centre invites you to a workshop: Health And Safety Rights at Work.

The Workers' Health and Safety Legal Clinic is a specialty clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario. One of its main focuses is to educate youth, newcomers...

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Government of Canada warns public of immigration scams on social media pages

The Government of Canada, through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), is warning the public about pages on social media making false claims that they are connected to the Government of Canada and can guarantee successful immigration...

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Are asylum seekers crossing into Canada illegally? A look at facts behind the controversy

The issue of asylum seekers who are crossing into Canada between border points has sparked fiery political debates this summer.

In special hearings of the House of Commons immigration committee last week, the opposition Conservatives accused...

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Canada using DNA, ancestry websites to investigate migrants

Canadian immigration officials are using DNA testing and ancestry websites to try to establish the nationality of migrants, the Canada Border Services Agency said on Friday.

CBSA spokesman Jayden Robertson said the agency uses DNA testing to...

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Rights tribunal slams Imperial Oil for cancelling job offer to engineer over immigration status

In a precedent-setting decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ruled that an employer cannot discriminate against job candidates who do not have Canadian permanent residence status or citizenship but are legally...

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