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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Your status in Canada is determined by how you entered the country and what documentation you have.
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Immigrants
As a PR, you can attend school, access healthcare, and live and work in Canada. You can only vote if you're a citizen, however.
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To be deported means to be removed from Canada by immigration authorities. People who are deported are sent back to their country of origin.
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Citizenship
To apply, you'll need to make sure you're eligible, pay the fee, and take a Citizenship Test.
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You can call a CLC to briefly explain your legal problem and make an appointment. There are also specialty clinics you can try.
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Lawyers, paralegals, and other legal professionals work at community legal clinics to help low-income and marginalized groups, like youth.
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The Ontario government funds legal aid clinics to support people with low-income get free or affordable legal representation and advice.
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Whether you’re a citizen, permanent resident, or refugee, you should know you rights if you're ever stopped by an immigration officer.
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Refugees
You'll need to talk to a settlement worker, gather your documents, and pay a fee to apply for an open work permit as a refugee claimant.