March 7: How to File Your Income Tax

CultureLink in partnership with the Toronto Public Library invites you to an information session: How to File Your Income Tax.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Introduction to the Canadian Individual Tax System
  • What you need...

Sponsoring a foreign spouse to Canada: Reasonable Doubt

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Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said today he will present a plan by April to kill an outdated policy that excludes immigrants based on their medical conditions — but the NDP wants quicker action to end the "discriminatory"...


Mother fears Canadian government could force her family to leave due to son's disability

Karolina Krystyniak and her family moved to Canada in the summer of 2016. She's an assistant professor of finance at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

But Krystyniak, 32, fears her family could be forced out of Canada because...


Legal clinic challenges part of Income Tax Act

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The Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic has filed Notices...


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A Brampton judge has blasted a Mississauga-based translations company for its repeated failure to pay contract workers and what she described as an "intentional, habitual and high-handed course of conduct" that is "clearly aimed at taking advantage of...


Permanent Residence Changes for Caregivers

Information from If you are a caregiver in the Caring for Children Program or the...


Refugees facing delays in working and supporting families due to 'pointless' mistakes on work permits

Eritrean refugees to Canada are going without valid work permits -- in some cases for months -- because their passports don't follow the Canadian format.
Unlike the Canadian passport, which lists...

Lawyers allege 'sexist,' 'aggressive' behaviour by powerful immigration, refugee judges

In court documents she is referred to as "the claimant." A young Ukrainian woman who came to Canada in 2005 when she was just 18 years old with the hope of working as...

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