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Click here Application Kits/Forms Most of the applications you will need for immigration and citizenship services are available on this site.

Click here Trousses et formulaires de demande La plupart des formulaires de demande dont vous aurez besoin pour obtenir des services en matière d'immigration et de citoyenneté se trouvent sur ce site

Emmigrating to Canada: Immigrants include independent and business immigrants, who contribute to the Canadian economy, and sponsored family members of Canadian citizens or residents.

Here is where you can find out about the different categories and how to apply.

Click here Citizenship and Immigration Canada
This is the "official" Canadian Government web site. If you are a newcomer to Canada, you must adapt to a new culture, language and climate. Most communities have organizations to help you become familiar with your new surroundings and find a job. This link is in many lanquages Most of the applications and information you will need for immigration and citizenship services are available on this excellent site.

Click here Canadian Bill of Rights An Act for the Recognition and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Click here Canadian Consulate General 3000 Marine Midland Centre, Buffalo, New York, U.S. 14203-2884

Click here Canadian Human Rights Act

Canada and Canadians believe in freedom and the principle that all individuals should have an opportunity equal with other individuals to make for themselves the lives that they are able and wish to have and to have their needs accommodated, consistent with their duties and obligations as members of society, without being hindered in or prevented from doing so by discriminatory practices based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability or conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted.

Click here Canadian Multiculturalism Act the Constitution of Canada provides that every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and benefit of the law without discrimination and that everyone has the freedom of conscience, religion, thought, belief, opinion, expression, peaceful assembly and association and guarantees those rights and freedoms equally to male and female persons.

Click here Canadian Race Relations Foundation Act Canada, as a party to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, has resolved to adopt all necessary measures for speedily eliminating racial discrimination in all its forms and manifestations.


Click here Citizenship Act The legal descriptions of who is and who is not a citizen.

Click here Taxation and Your Money Management in Canada Taxes, Financial management, Your assets and how to preserve them

Click here Geneva Conventions Act Canada is a signatory to the Geneva Conventions for the Protection of War Victims.

Click here Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

    REFUGEE means any person who
  • (a) by reason of a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion,
  • (i) is outside the country of the person's nationality and is unable or, by reason of that fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country, or
  • (ii) not having a country of nationality, is outside the country of the person's former habitual residence and is unable or, by reason of that fear, is unwilling to return to that country, and
  • (b) has not ceased to be a Convention refugee by virtue of subsection (2),

Click here Legal Aid Assistance

  • Can you get Legal Aid for Immigration purposes?
  • Legal Aid is usually free to people with little income or money.
  • People who have a little money but not enough to hire a lawyer may have to pay some money.
  • Clients will be eligible for legal aid coverage for deportation appeals and submissions to the Minister of Immigration for deportation appeals.
Click here Criminal Code of Canada The laws of Canada

Click here Criminal Records Act An Act to provide for the relief of persons who have been convicted of offences and have subsequently rehabilitated themselves.

Click here Pardons and How to get them. If you have a criminal conviction, you may find your travel to the US restricted. A pardon will help you obtain a US Waiver permitting you to enter the USA

Click here Department of Canadian Heritage Act Information relating to Canadian identity and values, cultural development, heritage and areas of natural or historical significance to the nation. Typically Canadian, dry as dust.

Click here Extradition ActAn Act respecting the extradition of fugitive criminals

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