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Have you just arrived in Ontario to live, work or study? Immigration and refugee laws cover all legal aspects of your arrival to Canada.

The Legal Information 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.

The Ottawa Legal Information Centre offers a free 30-minute meeting with a lawyer in person or by telephone to all residents of Ontario. Information, referral and support services are offered in English and in French, on a confidential basis.

To use our services:

Find the Centre:

85 Albert Street, suite 1400
Ottawa (Ontario) K1P 6A4
Tel: 613-842-7462 | 1-844-343-7462

Hours of operation:

  • Monday: 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Tuesday: 9 am to 12 pm | 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 9 am to 12 pm | 1 pm to 5 pm | 5 pm to 7 pm by appointment only.
  • Thursday: 9 am to 12 pm | 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Friday: 9 am to 12 pm