Newcomers, immigrants or refugees


Intersections between family, criminal and immigration

February 25, 2020 - Many women who leave abusive relationships are dealing with multiple legal issues, each of which has an impact on the other(s). This webinar looks at the intersections among three common legal systems: family, criminal and...


Information for people considering making a refugee claim in Canada entering from the USA

This document from the Canadian Council for Refugees, provides information for people considering making a refugee claim in Canada entering from the USA.


Arrests, detentions and removals Removal from Canada

This webpage from the Canada Border Services Agency has information on the three types of Removal Orders issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). These are Departure Orders, Exclusion...


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

Recorded on March 28, 2019 1:00 p.m. E.S.T. - 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. ...


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,...

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