Immigration and Refugees

Immigration and refugees laws cover all legal aspects of your arrival and stay in Canada.

You just arrived in Ontario to live, work or study? You would like to sponsor your sister? Applying for your Canadian citizenship? Your refugee claim was denied? Immigration and refugee laws cover all legal aspects of your arrival and stay in Canada.

The Centre can help you understand your rights and obligations so you can handle your legal issues relating to the Express Entry process, sponsorship, study or work permits, obtaining temporary or permanent resident status, refugee claims, or any other issue pertaining to immigration in Ontario.

For more information

The Ottawa Legal Information Centre

The Centre offers a free 30-minute meeting with a lawyer to any Ontario resident or any person faced with a legal issue in Ontario.

The Centre’s services are confidential and offered in person or by telephone, in French and in English. There are no admissibility criteria. A person can visit the Centre more than one time depending on their needs.

By video conference

on the Zoom platform

By telephone

1-844-343-7462 | 613-842-7462

Hours of operation

Due to the pandemic, our services are available by telephone and videoconference only. Call us (1-844-343-7462) or make an appointment online.
Days A.M. P.M. Evening
Monday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Tuesday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Wednesday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm 5 pm to 6:30 pm
Thursday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Friday 9 am to 12 pm Closed Closed