Immigration and Settlement Services

We offer the following services:

Citizenship, Immigration & Refugee

Work, student and visitor visa extensions and restorations – Assists with spouse, common-law and other family class sponsorship applications – Refugee claims including assistance for rejected refugees – Applications to become permanent resident based on Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds or as a Convention Refugee – PRRA – Applications for Permanent Resident cards and Canadian citizenship certificates – Other immigration programs approved by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Including filling out forms.

Community

Referrals to food banks and agencies assisting with food vouchers – Assists and referrers to furniture and clothing banks – Helps with city-operated recreation programs and registration fee subsidy available for qualified candidates – Provides information about Ontario driver’s licence, public library system and other services – Referrals for counselling and spiritual support.

Education

Registers in free English as a Second Language (ESL) course regardless of their immigration status (Toronto downtown) – Helps registering children at the school – Provides information about international academic credential assessments

Employment

Assists building resume and cover letters – Provides information about labour markets and licensing – Helps with job bank databases – Referrals to employment centres and more.

Forms

Helps filling a variety of government forms such as applications for permanent or temporary resident status, Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB), Canadian Child Tax Benefit (CCTB), Ontario Child Benefit (OCB), Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Old Age Security (OAS) pension – Provides information about the Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP), Ontario Photo Card, Social Insurance Number (SIN), Employment Insurance (EI), etc.

Financial

Helps with financial support applications such as Ontario Works (welfare), Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), and Welcome Policy to access city-operated recreation program, etc.

Health

Assists looking for doctors and access to health care services regardless of their immigration status – Referrals to free dental emergency services and optometrists for qualified candidates.

Housing

Helps with subsidized housing applications in the Greater Toronto Area – Assists looking for places to rent – Connects with emergency shelters – Provides rent financial assistance to qualified candidates – Referrers to get assistance with utility bills (hydro, gas).

For more information, contact:

Alejandro Segura
416-682-2498
settlementworker@harbourlight.org