Referrals - Immigration - Community Advocacy & Legal Centre

Referrals - Immigration

We do not assist in the area of immigration law.  We do offer the following referrals:

For legal help with immigration problems, visit Legal Aid's website or contact a legal aid office in your area

If there is no legal aid office serving your area, call their Client Service Centre, 1-800-668-8258 (for TTY users(telephone device for the deaf), call 1-866-641-8867).

Assistance for Newcomers

Quinte Local Immigration Partnership - collaborative partnership of many organizations to help achieve a successful integration for newcomers


Quinte United Immigrant Services (QUIS) - a not-for-profit charitable organization which offers direct, essential services to newcomers to Canada including reception, orientation, translation/interpretation, referral to community resources, solution focused counselling, general information, and employment-related services to meet the needs of newly arrived immigrants any time after their arrival in Canada through the Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program, the Newcomer Settlement Program. - information about Ontario for newcomers (in 11 languages) - where to go for help

Other Resources & Links

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) - produces many pamphlets and facts sheets including those on sponsoring your family, refugee claims, hiring a lawyer, immigrant women and domestic violence and more.

Canadian Council for Refugees - non-profit organization committed to the rights and protection of refugees and to the settlement, sponsorship and protection of refugees and immigrants


Citizenship and Immigration Canada - information about Citizenship and Immigration services and programs or applications in process - lots of guides and forms available


HALCO - HIV & Aids Legal Clinic Ontario - Immigration links page

Immigration and Refugee Board - Independent tribunal that is responsible for hearing refugee claims and appeals - many guides, including Claimant’s Guide, and forms are on their website website - a legal information resource from Legal Aid Ontario.  Written by Legal Aid lawyers from across Ontario, LawFacts provides legal information about criminal, family and refugee law, as well as court-related mental health issues.

No One Is Illegal (Toronto) -  a group of immigrants, refugees and allies who fight for the rights of all migrants to live with dignity and respect - They publish a guide called Know Your Rights, a guide to immigration, arrest and deportation and your rights at home, on the street and at work (for people without immigration status) - Available in English, French and Spanish

Your legal rights - Immigration page


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