Immigration

As you make Ontario your home, you may be having some difficulty figuring out what your status is and what your rights are. These resources will help you settle in and plan your next steps.

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Canada was built on the exploitation of enslaved people, who were segregated after slavery ended. Systemic racism continues to this day.
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The PR card is a valid form of identification for Permanent Residents. It proves your status and is needed when travelling outside Canada.
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You can have a voice by voting or through civic and/or political engagement in your community.
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Citizens of Canada have a right to vote and elect leaders who make decisions that affect housing, transit, immigration, and more.
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Applying for a SIN is easy if you meet all the requirements. Find out how to apply and what documents you need to get your SIN.
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Refugees
There are different types of refugees, but in general, they are eligible for public services like education and healthcare, but can't vote.
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Canada has three levels of government: federal, provincial, and municipal. Each level has its own unique set of responsibilities.
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Convention refugee students and all protected persons in Canada are eligible to apply for Canadian student loans.
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CSIS is Canada’s spy agency and it reports to and advises the Canadian government about national security.