Resources - Chinese

This resource offers information to help parents who are dealing with child protection agencies. It outlines when an agency might contact a family, how to respond if contacted, what the agency might do, what to do if the agency takes a child away, and where to get help in many languages.

Available in:
English, français (français), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Somali (Afsoomaali), Spanish (español), Tamil (தமிழ்), Urdu (اردو)

This is a basic overview of your rights at work under the Employment Standards Act (ESA). It looks at topics such as signing a contract, minimum wage, hours of work, overtime, and more. It also looks at who is covered under the ESA, and how to protect yourself. This resource has been revised to reflect changes that came into effect in 2018.

Available in:
English, Chinese (中文), Spanish (español), Tamil (தமிழ்)
Produced In:
2018
Format:
Booklet/PDF

This resource identifies the main issues that can come up when relationships end. It includes information about marriage and divorce, living together, and domestic contracts, and explains how decisions can be made through agreement, mediation, court, or arbitration.

Available in:
English, français (français), Chinese (中文), Farsi/Persian (پارسی ), Spanish (español), Urdu (اردو)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

This know-your-rights guide is for non-U.S. citizens coming to Canada from the United States to make a refugee claim. It has four sections:

  • Coming by a port of entry
  • Making a refugee claim at a port of entry
  • Entering Canada somewhere other than at a regular port of entry
  • Protecting yourself
Available in:
English, français (français), Amharic (Amharic), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Farsi/Persian (پارسی ), Haitian Creole (kreyòl ayisyen), Kurdish (Sorani) (Kurdish (Sorani)), Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ), Somali (Afsoomaali), Spanish (español), Tagalog/Filipino (Tagalog/Filipino), Tamil (தமிழ்), Tigryna (Tigryna), Twi (Twi), Urdu (اردو), Vietnamese (tiếng Việt)
Produced by:
No One Is Illegal
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Booklet/PDF

This resource offers basic information about what being charged with a crime in Canada can mean for a person's immigration status. It explains what a removal order does and what can be done to protect one's status and stay in Canada.

Available in:
English, français (français), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Somali (Afsoomaali), Spanish (español), Tamil (தமிழ்), Urdu (اردو)

This booklet explains the basic rules for property division between separating married spouses, their rights and obligations with respect to the matrimonial home, and what happens to property if one spouse dies. It also explains the different situation of common-law spouses. There are sections on responsibility for debts, division of CPP credits, and written agreements. The booklet closes with detailed information on where to find legal assistance.

Available in:
English, français (français), Chinese (中文), Spanish (español)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

When parents separate or divorce, issues about how to pay the expenses of raising their children arise. This booklet discusses who has a legal responsibility to pay child support, as well as how to calculate the basic amount to be paid and other factors that can affect the amount of support, such as the child's living arrangements and special expenses. The booklet also explains how to enforce payment of child support and has a section about parents on social assistance. The booklet closes with detailed information on where to find legal assistance.

Available in:
English, français (français), Chinese (中文), Spanish (español)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

This booklet looks at spousal support for married or common-law partners who are divorcing or separating, including the factors that affect whether spousal support must be paid, in what amount, and for how long. It also contains information about spouses who are on social assistance, and how to enforce payment of support. The booklet closes with detailed information on where to find legal assistance.

Available in:
English, français (français), Chinese (中文), Spanish (español)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

This fact sheet on the Legal Aid Ontario website has information on:

  • What is first appearance?
  • Free interpretation services
  • What to bring to court 
  • How do I get a lawyer?
  • When should you apply for legal aid?
Available in:
English, français (français), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Dari (دری ), Hungarian (magyar ), Russian (русский ), Somali (Afsoomaali), Spanish (español), Tamil (தமிழ்)
Produced In:
2017
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

This resource offers basic information about workers' rights: what they are and who has them. It also includes information about discrimination, workplace accommodation, taking legal action, and where to get help.

Available in:
English, français (français), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Somali (Afsoomaali), Spanish (español), Tamil (தமிழ்), Urdu (اردو)