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Getting Help with Immigration and Refugee Matters in Hamilton

(This page was current as of March 31, 2011.)

Our clinic does not offer service in this area; however If you need assistance in Immigration and Refugee matters:

  • Refugee Hearings before the Immigration and Refugee Board
  • Sponsorship and Deportation Appeals
  • Detention Reviews

Legal aid is available through the certificate program.  A legal aid certificate allows you to receive advice and representation from a private lawyer.

Clients can apply for certificates by calling LAO’s Client Service Centre. The toll free number is: 1-800-668-8258 and press 0

No coins are required from a payphone and LAO accepts collect calls. This service is offered in 120 languages.

Clients must be legally and financially eligible for legal aid services.

Legal Aid Ontario:

Hamilton- Kitchener District Office
110 King Street West, Hamilton, ON Suite 760
Robert Thompson Bldg.
Telephone 905-529-0134
Fax 905-528-1857
www.legalaid.on.ca

More information can also be found at the website of Citizenship and Immigration Canada  

(http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp) and from Community Legal Education Ontario

(http://refugee.cleo.on.ca/en/home)