Migrant Workers and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Benefits

Recorded on September 21, 2015 - This webinar is for migrant workers (temporary foreign workers and non-status people), their allies, community organizations and community legal clinics. The webinar explains:

  • the basics of workers’ compensation in Ontario
  • the particular rules that apply to migrant workers
  • what migrant workers should do if they have been...
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Date:
September 21, 2015
Length:
53 minutes

Citoyenneté - Ce que vous devez savoir

Présenté le 16 octobre, 2014 - Ce webinaire porte sur les nouveaux changements à la Loi sur la citoyenneté canadienne. Le projet de loi C-24, la Loi renforçant la citoyenneté canadienne, qui a été adoptée en juin 2014, contient une série de changements qui modifient considérablement la citoyenneté au Canada. Certaines des dispositions sont déjà entrées en vigueur le 1er Août 2014, tandis que d...

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Date:
October 16, 2014
Length:
37 minutes

Citizenship - What you need to know

Recorded on September 24, 2014 - This webinar addresses the new changes to Canadian citizenship law. Bill C-24, the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, which was passed in June 2014, contains a variety of changes which will dramatically reshape citizenship in Canada. Some of the provisions already came into effect on August 1, 2014, while other provisions will come into force later (likely...

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Date:
September 24, 2014
Length:
56 minutes

Understanding the Intersections and Conflicts Among Family, Criminal, and Immigration Law

Recorded on May 8, 2014 - Many women who have left abusive relationships find themselves involved in several, sometimes conflicting, legal systems. This webinar will examine family, criminal, and immigration law from this perspective, with a focus on gaps and conflicts, so frontline workers can better support women who find themselves entangled in more than one legal system at the same time....

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Date:
May 08, 2014
Length:
57 minutes

The Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program

Recorded on February 27, 2014 - This webinar provides an introductory overview of the Private Sponsorship of Refugees program in Canada including who is eligible for sponsorship, what are the criteria for sponsorship, what does the refugee sponsorship process look like, and what are sponsors’ responsibilities.

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Date:
February 27, 2014
Length:
53 minutes

Advocating for Refugee and Other Precarious Status Clients on Social Assistance Matters

Recorded on December 11, 2013 - A growing number of immigrant and refugee clients are having their benefits illegally terminated based on a misapplication of social assistance regulations. This webinar looks at how immigration status and/or a removal order impacts eligibility for Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program and how recent changes to the Immigration and Refugee...

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Date:
December 11, 2013
Length:
57 minutes

Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act

Recorded on November 28, 2013 - The Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act has caused significant changes to the law in regards to the impact of criminality on the immigration system. This webinar examines the new state of the law and how different criminal convictions can impact different immigration statuses in Canada. The consequences can include inadmissibility, deportation, and the...

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Date:
November 28, 2013
Length:
42 minutes

Threats to Convention Refugee and Permanent Resident Status

Recorded on July 4, 2013 - The unqualified right of Convention Refugees to remain in Canada has been eroded by recent changes to the law. This webinar examines cessation and vacation proceedings where the Minister of Immigration applies to remove a person's Protected Person status. It highlights the significance of the changes to the law and the importance of Convention Refugees and Permanent...

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Date:
July 04, 2013
Length:
58 minutes

Refugee Claim or an H&C?

Recorded on June 27, 2013 - Under changes to the refugee and immigration system, a Humanitarian and Compassionate application (H&C) and a refugee claim cannot be made at the same time. In fact, if your refugee claim fails, in most cases you are barred from making an H&C application for one year. This webinar, intended for community workers, will provide legal information to highlight...

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Date:
June 27, 2013
Length:
51 minutes

The New Basis of Claim Form (BOC) for Refugee Claims

Recorded on March 28, 2013 - In the wake of recent changes to the refugee determination process, this webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series looks at the first step in making a refugee claim, the new Basis of Claim (BOC) form, introduced in December 2012.  METRAC’s Legal Director Tamar Witelson is joined by lawyer and former Immigration and Refugee Board adjudicator...

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Date:
March 28, 2013
Length:
1 hour and 15 minutes