News in Immigration and Refugee Law
In a Toronto star opinion piece, health professionals demand that Ontario provide access to full health coverage to workers and families for injuries sustained and lives lost.
The Ontario Human Rights Commission is trying to make it easier for foreign-trained immigrants to get professional accreditation and find a job in their field.
Beginning September 3, 2013, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will issue certificates for 16 hours, plus attendance, to eligible refugee claimants at risk of losing their status as Convention refugees or people who are in need of protection.
Date Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Time 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Place Hamilton Central Library, Jackson Square, 4th Floor
This information session looks at the rights of refugees, immigrants, sponsored women, or permanent residents; child abduction and the Hague Convention; and changes to Bill C43.
Date Monday, September 16, 2013
Time 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. - program starts at 5 p.m. sharp
Place North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge St., west end of lower level, across from North York Public Library
Intended for lawyers, law students, and court workers, this session includes an overview of immigration law and a discussion of advocacy considerations in cases where family law intersects with immigration issues.
The federal government has examined setting limits on the number of refugees that Canada takes in with health problems, such as trauma from torture.
Topics include updates on Social Assistance, immigration law, criminalization, and a sex work case at the Supreme Court.
A survey finds it's risky for undocumented people to seek help from a service agency; half will "ask" about their status, and nearly one in three will "tell."
Project matches lawyers willing to provide free services with people of limited means who need legal help.
The Law Society of Upper Canada and the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) are working together on a special, streamlined admissions process for licensed paralegals who want to become a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC).