Limitations When Travelling Overseas

This article outlines what you can expect from the Canadian Embassy, Canadian Consulate, or Honorary Consul when you are outside of Canada.
If you are a citizen of Canada and another country and you are travelling in the other country, please understand that having Canadian citizenship does not stop that other country from imposing restrictions upon you.

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The Housing Crisis

A recent KPMG survey found that an impressive 94% of respondents agreed that high housing costs and a lack of supply are the top risk to the economy in Canada. The respondents were business owners or executive-level decision makers. About a third of those interviewed were the leaders of companies with revenue over $500 million,

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Just Lost your Job? These are your Basic Rights Under the Employment Standards Act

Losing your job is always a stressful experience. However, knowing your rights and next steps in these situations can help minimize that stress.
Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, or ESA, sets out the minimum rights for most non-unionized employees in the province (if you are a unionized employee,

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RentSafeTO needs to issue larger fines to bad landlords: tenants

RentSafeTO program is able to fine landlords up to $100K but never has

Olivia Bowden · CBC News · Posted Mar 28, 2024 4:00 AM EDT

Cockroaches, mice and piles of garbage — those are among the conditions residents of several high-rise apartment buildings in Thorncliffe Park say they’re facing.

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Avoiding Common Family Sponsorship Pitfalls

Disclaimer: The following information is intended to provide general information only. It’s a good idea to consult a lawyer about your particular circumstances before filing your application, to learn what to expect and make the process go more smoothly. For free legal advice and information, please call our Intake Line at 416-441-1764 extension 1.

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Facing Eviction for Landlord’s Own Use? Know Your Rights and How to Stand Your Ground

Receiving a notice from your landlord asking you to move out can be both shocking and unwelcome. If your landlord has given you a “Notice to End your Tenancy Because the Landlord, a Purchaser or a Family Member Requires the Rental Unit” (known as an N12), claiming they or their family need your home,

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Harassment in the Workplace

Ontario law prohibits workplace harassment and provides rights for workers who experience harassment. Employers have obligations under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “OHSA”) to address workplace harassment.
Employers have additional obligations under the Human Rights Code (the “Code”), where harassment is connected to a ground of discrimination that is prohibited under the Code.

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Making Sense of Recent Announcements about Changes to the Study Permit/International Students Program

**The following information was updated March 27, 2024**
Over the last several months, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has made a number of announcements about changes being made to Canada’s International Student Program and Study Permit Application Requirements. Below is a summary of the main changes. More information can be found on the Immigration,

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Low-Income Energy Network – Program Information

The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) is a joint program of the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO). LIEN’s aim is to ensure that low-income consumers have optimal access to energy efficiency and financial assistance programs and to build local community capacity to reduce energy poverty.

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HRTO finds paying newcomer less than minimum wage is citizenship-based discrimination

Second largest damages award in Tribunal’s history
BY Aidan Macnab / Law Times / 15 Feb 2024
In a decision ordering the second highest damages award in its history, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal found that paying a non-citizen worker less than the minimum wage is a form of citizenship-based discrimination.

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