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Immigration

We do not provide immigration services. If you need to speak to someone there are other organizations that can help.

Guelph- Wellington Immigrant Services

http://www.is-gw.ca/
Immigrant Services provides new immigrants to Guelph and Wellington County with many services, including translation and interpretation, settlement services, and workshops.
104 Dawson Rd #102, Guelph, ON N1H 1A6
Call: 519-836-2222

County of Wellington Settlement Services

https://www.wellington.ca/en/social-services/settlementservices.aspx
Settlement Services assists newcomers to Canada access community services and adjust to life in their new community. Services are available to Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees, or Live-In Caregivers status in the County of Wellington.
138 Wyndham Street North, Guelph or 321 St. Andrew Street West, Fergus.
Call: 519-823-7887

Refugee Law Office Hamilton

The Refugee Law Office provides summary advice and legal representation to those who financially qualify for their services. They provide summary advice and review of permanent residency applications including those based on Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds. The office also provides assistance and representation to people with refugee hearings, sponsorship and deportation appeals, and detention reviews.
110 King Street West, Suite 780, Hamilton, L8P 4S6
Call: 905-528-0134

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO)

https://legalaid.on.ca/
Legal Aid Ontario has a number of services for people who qualify financially, including:

  • certificates to cover the cost of lawyer, if there is a strong possibility you will be sentenced to jail,
  • summary advice and information from a lawyer for up to 20 minutes, and
  • expanded certificates for individuals who identify as First Nations, Metis, and Inuit.

Call: 1-800-668-8258 (collect calls are accepted)

Government of Ontario

http://www.ontarioimmigration.ca/en/index.htm
This website provides information about immigrating to Ontario.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/immigration-citizenship.html
The Citizenship and Immigration Canada Call Centre answers questions on all aspects of immigration to Canada.
Call: 1-888-242-2100

Settlement

https://settlement.org/
This website provides information about immigrating to Ontario and advice for newcomers on topics such as finding a job, housing, healthcare, English as a Second Language, and many more.

Law Society Referral Service

https://www.lsuc.on.ca/lsrs/
This is an online service that gives you a free 30-minute consultation with a lawyer or paralegal. A crisis line is available Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Toll-free crisis line: 1-855-947-5255