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.

In person

85 Albert Street, Suite 1400, Ottawa (Ontario) K1P 6A4

By telephone

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

Hours
Days A.M. P.M. By appointment only
Monday Closed 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
The staff has no control over waiting times. To maximize your chances of meeting a lawyer, it is strongly recommended to arrive at least one hour prior to closing time, both at lunchtime and at the end of the day.