For refugee and immigration lawyers
Legal Aid Ontario has begun interim measures to reduce its immigration and refugee programming effective April 16, 2019. The content on this website may not be up‑to‑date and should be used for information purposes only.
Effective June 8, 2015, LAO is issuing 10-hour certificates for requests to the Canadian Border Service Agency to defer removal, in circumstances where:
- there is evidence of a risk to a Section 7 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms interest that has not been assessed
- removal would be contrary to the best interests of a child
- removal would cause significant hardship due to separation of dependent family members, or
- there is an outstanding meritorious H&C application.