Immigration, Women and Violence: Making a Claim on Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds

Women who don’t have legal immigration status in Canada may have a close relationship with a child in Canada; and/or they are affected by violence, either in Canada or in their country of origin.  These situations make an application for...


February 28: Access to Justice for Trafficked Persons Legal Case Study Hack

Information from Canadian Council for Refugees: This in-person networking and training meeting will explore legal strategies for responding to trafficked persons cases. Using case examples, participants will brainstorm on appropriate...


Jan. & Feb. 2019: Injured Workers in the World of Precarious Work: Advocacy and organized resistance

A series of seven weekly seminars for workers and advocates  – starting January 22, 2019 –

Workers in precarious employment suffer most harshly the consequences of workplace injury: poverty, social isolation, and deteriorating...


Citizenship & Employment Precarity Project Survey

Information from York University: The Citizenship and Employment Precarity (CEP) research project studies the relationship between immigration status upon arrival and job prospects over time.

The project includes an online...


Jan. 28, 30, 31: Citizenship Test Prep, Hamilton

Information from Immigrants Working Centre: To become a Canadian citizen you must pass the Canadian citizenship test. This is a multiple-choice test with questions about Canada.

This includes questions about Canada’s history,...


Latest updates on Steps to Justice / L'actualité de Justice pas-à-pas

Steps to Justice now has information about getting legal help with problems in immigration law.

Justice pas-à-pas donne maintenant des informations sur l'aide juridique disponible en cas de problèmes liés au droit de l'immigration.



Study highlights 'uncomfortable truth' about racism in the job market

Racialized workers in Ontario are significantly more likely to be concentrated in low-wage jobs and face persistent unemployment and earnings gaps compared to white employees -- pointing to the "uncomfortable truth" about racism in the job market,...


Lawyer versus consultant? Immigration data shows visa applicants have best shot with former

Foreign nationals who prepare their own Canadian visa applications are nearly as successful in being accepted as those who spend money on a consultant to do the job.

But chances of success are much higher if they hire an immigration...


Permanent residents of Canada: Make sure you know and follow our laws, including our tough new rules for impaired driving and marijuana-related crimes.

This fact sheet from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has informaton for permanent residents about recent updates to laws. It answers these questions: 

  • What is changing with impaired driving and marijuana-related rules...

Jan., Feb., March 2019: 'Discover Canada' Citizenship Education Mentoring Circle

The Citizenship Mentoring Circle is a 10-session mentoring program whose aim is to help newcomers learn more about Canada. All 10 sessions are facilitated by a CultureLink staff member and a team of trained Citizenship Education mentors. Every...

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