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 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:
2016
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

This booklet sets out the rights of a person who is stopped, questioned, searched, arrested, or detained by the police. It also explains when the police can enter or search someone's home.

Available in:
English, français (français), American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic (عربي ), Spanish (español), Urdu (اردو)
Produced In:
2016
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Video

This resource has information about programs and services available to Ontario's seniors. Topics covered include:

  • Active Living
  • Caregiving
  • Finances
  • Health and Wellness
  • Housing
  • Long-Term Care Homes
  • Safety and Security
  • Transportation
  • Key Contacts
  • Ontario Government I.D.

It is available in English, French, and 15 other languages. You can order a hard copy from the Ontario Government, or look at individual chapters in English here.

Available in:
English, français (français), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Farsi/Persian (پارسی ), Gujarati (ગુજરાતી), Italian (Italiana), Korean (한국어/조선말), Polish (język polski), Portuguese (português ), Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ), Russian (русский ), Spanish (español), Tamil (தமிழ்), Urdu (اردو), Vietnamese (tiếng Việt)
Produced In:
2015
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Web

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 resource offers basic information about sponsoring family members who are outside Canada to come and live here as permanent residents. It includes sections on who can be sponsored, the sponsor’s responsibilities, what can happen if sponsors cannot support the people they sponsored, 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 resource offers basic information about what tenants need to do if they do not want to move out or be evicted, what happens at a Landlord and Tenant Board hearing, 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)
Produced In:
2014
Format:
Audio, Booklet/PDF

If you or your partner came to Canada from another country, you may face both family law and immigration challenges when your relationship ends. This resource covers these topics:

  • 1. Rights in Family Court
  • 2. Relationship breakdown and immigration concerns
  • 3. Refugees and persons needing protection
  • 4. No legal status
  • 5. Humanitarian and Compassionate (H and C) application
  • 6. Domestic violence and abuse
  • 7. Other family law issues for immigrant women
Available in:
English, français (français), American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic (عربي ), Chinese (中文), Farsi/Persian (پارسی ), Korean (한국어/조선말), Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ), Russian (русский ), Somali (Afsoomaali), Spanish (español), Tamil (தமிழ்), Urdu (اردو)
Produced by:
FLEW/FODF
Produced In:
2014
Format:
Booklet/PDF, Video, Web

This resource offers basic information to tenants about how much rent a landlord can charge, deposits and payments a tenant might have to make before moving in, and other rules landlords and tenants must follow. There is also information about discrimination, moving out, taking legal action if a landlord breaks the rules, 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)
Produced In:
2014
Format:
Audio, Booklet/PDF