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How we can help....

We give legal advice & representation to people with low incomes in the following situations:

  • If the Canadian Border Services Agency is starting to remove you from Canada, we can help with your Pre-Removal Risk Assessment;
  • Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications;
  • If your application for status in Canada is refused, we can review the decision to see if there are legal errors and possibly represent you in an application to the Federal Court for judicial review of the decision;
  • Sponsorship applications in certain situations, such as when a family member was not declared in your application for permanent residence;
  • Sponsorship appeals;
  • Sponsorship breakdowns;
  • If you don't meet the residency requirements for permanent residence, we can represent you in an appeal on humanitarian grounds;
  • “Stay” (meaning suspension) of a decision to remove you from Canada, in certain circumstances;
  • Detention reviews;
  • Refugee Hearings.

Our Range of Services

For each person who contacts us, we decide on the extent of assistance we can offer. We will usually try to help you by doing one or more of the following things:

  • Providing legal advice by telephone or in person
  • Meeting you to review documents
  • Preparing documents to assist you
  • Representing you in an appeal to the Immigration and Refugee Board (Refugee Protection Division, Immigration Appeal Division)
  • Representing you in a judicial review at the Federal Court
  • Referring you to other resources or another lawyer if we are not able to assist you

Information and Resources on Immigration & Refugee Law

Please Note: This website provides general legal information developed by third party sources. It is not intended to be used as legal advice for a specific legal problem. If you live in Central or South Ottawa and need legal advice or help with specific legal problems contact us; otherwise, contact a lawyer or paralegal or a community legal clinic that serves your community.

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