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Question asked on Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 18:07
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Hi I'm 17 and i want to move out of my parents but i'm only a permanent resident here in canada and my mom is my sponsor as a dependent child for citizenship. I just want to ask if i do have a right to move out or live by my own but in the same province as my parents without us getting problems about applying for citizenship

Comment:

Hello and thank you for your question.

As a minor under the age of 18-years-old, your parent or guardian must apply for citizenship on your behalf, and it's best if your family applies together and submits all documents in one envelope so that everyone is processed together.

However, you do not need to live with your parents to submit the application and it will not affect the process if you move out. Read our article on how to get Canadian citizenship.

The Government of Canada also has a helpful guide on everything you need to know about applying for citizenship as a minor.

We hope this helps.

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Question asked on Friday, September 21, 2018 - 13:37

If i fail the litercy test is it bad to redo it again

 

Comment:

Hello and thank you for your question.

We're sorry to hear that you failed the literacy test, but don't worry, we're confident that you'll be able to pass after you study some more. 

The good news is that you can take the literacy test as many times as you want until you pass. There are many resources out there to help you, so take advantage of them before you take the test again.

We've published an article for someone exactly in your situation, so find out what you can do if you fail the literacy test.

We hope this helps.

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Question asked on Friday, September 21, 2018 - 04:41
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Hello and thank you for your question.

If you have protected-person status (as a refugee) and you want to travel outside of Canada, you'll need to get a Refugee Travel Document. This document is recognized in all countries as a valid travel document. 

However, keep in mind that you can't use the Refugee Travel Document to go to the country you're a citizen of, or to go to the country that's persecuting you. 

The Government of Canada has more information on how to apply for the document and travel outside of Canada as a refugee.

For more information, read about your rights as a refugee.

We hope this helps.

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Question asked on Monday, September 17, 2018 - 10:21

hi I’m 17 years old and I need to leave my house to get away from the constant emotional abuse. I work part time and I am in high school so I would not be able to afford an apartment on my own. Am I eligible for assistance, if I am how to I apply?

Comment:

Hello and thank you for your question.

We're sorry for the difficult situation you're in. Your health and safety is most important, and if you feel like you're in danger, please get help immediately. 

You can contact a Legal Aid clinic in your area and speak to an advisor for a free consultation on what your options are. You can also call or chat online with a counsellor at Kidshelpphone.ca.

Welfare, known as Ontario Works, is one of the options you should look into. To be eligble for welfare, you must:

  • live in Ontario
  • be in financial need (your household doesn’t have sufficient financial resources to meet basic living expenses)
  • be willing to make reasonable efforts to find, prepare for and keep a job (unless you have specific circumstances that temporarily prevent you from doing so, such as an illness or caregiving responsibilities)

To get the best help, we suggest going to an Ontario Works office and meeting with a case worker. They'll be able to answer all of your questions and guide you through the process. Make sure you bring all the necessary documents to your appointment. 

If you're underage, please read our article on  applying for Ontario Works if you're under 18 on our website. 

We hope this helps.

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Question asked on Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 20:19

I’m 17 and really need to leave my mothers house. She is very mentally unstable and has a drug problem. I’m currently in high school and don’t have a job right now. I wish to move out and rent my own apartment so I don’t have to deal with the abuse, drugs, and overall better my lifestyle and be free of this environment so I can succeed. I would really benefit from an apartment of my own and have no issues working but I need help and financial assistance. Can you reccomend the best course of action for me? What do I need to do to ensure government assistance and the chance to get my own apartment? I suffer so terribly at home and really need to leave. 

Comment:

Hello and thank you for your question.

We're sorry for the difficult situation you're in. Your health and safety is most important, and if you feel like you're in danger, please get help immediately. 

You can contact a Legal Aid clinic in your area and speak to an advisor for a free consultation on what your options are. You can also call or chat online with a counsellor at Kidshelpphone.ca.

Welfare, known as Ontario Works, is one of the options you should look into. To be eligble for welfare, you must:

  • live in Ontario
  • be in financial need (your household doesn’t have sufficient financial resources to meet basic living expenses)
  • be willing to make reasonable efforts to find, prepare for and keep a job (unless you have specific circumstances that temporarily prevent you from doing so, such as an illness or caregiving responsibilities)

To get the best help, we suggest going to an Ontario Works office and meeting with a case worker. They'll be able to answer all of your questions and guide you through the process. Make sure you bring all the necessary documents to your appointment. 

If you're underage, please read our article on  applying for Ontario Works if you're under 18 on our website. 

We hope this helps.

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Question asked on Friday, May 4, 2018 - 23:12

I am a refugee claimant, i want to know hiw ri go abiut renewal ir extension of my work permut that would be expiring by end of August 2018. I was unable to use the work permit since last year dye to some reasons beyond my control. I hope to get employed before the end of this month and l just want to know how ti go about the renewal so ut does not affect the job am taking up soon.

Comment:

Hello and thank you for your question.

It's great that you're being proactive about renewing your permit and looking into how to do so in advance!

If you want to extend your work permit, make sure you begin your application at least 30 days before the date your permit will expire. 

You can either apply online, or on paper after downloading the application package. Details on how to apply can be found on the Government of Canada's website.

We hope this helps.

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Question asked on Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 21:32

Hi, I'm 19years old currently a refugee claimant in Toronto. I arrived here when I was 18 and made my claims same year 2017. I had a hearing date that was later postponed with no new date yet. Though it made me depressed , I had to move on retake high school and now I'm almost done . And now I don't know my fate.

Comment:

Hello and thank you for reaching out to us.

We understand how difficult your situation must be. 

Please try to be patient and stay hopeful. You can check the status of your application online, or try contacting whoever you've been in touch with about your hearing date. 

If you're feeling low and can't seem to pick yourself back up, check out our article on where to get mental health help. It's just as important to take care of your mental health as it is taking care of your physical health. 

In the meantime, get excited about your future! This is very important time in your life, and you may want to start thinking about college or university

We hope this helps.

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Question asked on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 19:01

I have to go see a neurologist in the near future and was wondering if Ohip covers it or do I have to pay out of pocket?

Comment:

Hello and thank you for your question.

OHIP covers visits to doctors, so we suggest going to your family doctor or a walk-in clinic so that they can determine if you need to be referred to a neurologist. A neurologist is a doctor, so OHIP should cover the cost of seeing one. 

A list of everything that OHIP covers can be found on Ontario's website

We hope this helps.

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Question asked on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 14:41

If you have a permanent residency can you, and if you can, when can you become  a citizen of Canada?

Comment:

Hello and thank you for your question.

If you have permanent residency, then you absolute can apply to become a Canadian citizen. To do so, you'll have to :

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have been physically present in Canada for 3 out of the 5 years before the day you apply
  • Know how to speak or write in either English or French (Canada's two official languages)

To learn more, read our article on how to become a Canadian citizen. Once you're ready to apply, go on over to www.citizenshipcounts.ca to prepare for the test. 

We hope this helps.

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Question asked on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:13

Im 18 years old and being constantly emotionally abused at home & im just wondering if there is some kind of student welfare that would help me get my own place until i leave for university in the fall? i cant stay with any relatives since they all live too far from my high school. This is a pretty broad question but i would appreciate any help i can get

Comment:

Hello and thank you for your question.

We're sorry for the difficult situation you're in. Your health and safety is most important, and if you feel like you're in danger, please get help immediately. 

You can contact a Legal Aid clinic in your area and speak to an advisor for a free consultation on what your options are. You can also call or chat online with a counsellor at Kidshelpphone.ca.

Welfare, known as Ontario Works, is one of the options you should look into. To be eligble for welfare, you must:

  • live in Ontario
  • be in financial need (your household doesn’t have sufficient financial resources to meet basic living expenses)
  • be willing to make reasonable efforts to find, prepare for and keep a job (unless you have specific circumstances that temporarily prevent you from doing so, such as an illness or caregiving responsibilities)

To get the best help, we suggest going to an Ontario Works office and meeting with a case worker. They'll be able to answer all of your questions and guide you through the process. Make sure you bring all the necessary documents to your appointment. 

We hope this helps.

NewYouth.ca team

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