This is a list of useful links for people living in Canada or traveling around Canada. These links can be useful to understand what your rights are in Canada. Almost all of these sources are official. They are mostly in French or English so use Google Translate, or any other translation service, if you need support in another language.
Guides and general information about Canada
Welcome Guide To Canada is a guide for people new to Canada, it’s published by the Canadian government.
Welcome Guide for Expats is a guide by expat.com, a website for expatriates.
Settlement Org is information for people wanting to live in the province of Ontario in Canada.
Asylum and Refugees
Rights in Exile publishes legal information and lists free legal assistance providers. It is a directory of organizations, lawyers, and others. All are able to work with refugees for free about legal matters and help secure refugee rights. Legal providers can use this information for arguing cases elsewhere in the world. This site is translated into all languages in Google Translate.
The Canadian Council for Refugees is a group of non-profit organizations. It works with the rights and protection of refugees and other vulnerable migrants in Canada and around the world. The Canadian Council for Refugees supports the settlement of refugees and immigrants in Canada. The Council’s website is in English and French.
Visa and Immigration
VFS Global is the official place where to apply for a visa to Canada.
Healthcare and health insurance,
Websites about healthcare rights for everyone in Canada and for migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in Canada.
Accommodation and housing
Websites about possible places (hotels, renting, buying, housing, shelter, accommodation, camps) where people can stay in Canada.
Women, men, LGBTQ+, elderly, disabilities, minorities, diasporas
You can find in Canada.ca an introduction to LGBTQ+ refugees’ rights.
Rainbow Railroad is one of a few organizations in Canada dedicated to protecting the rights of LGBTQ+ refugees.
Schools and university
Websites or documents about education, enrolment, and universities in Canada. You can find an introduction to the Canadian education system on the official Canadian government website.