These external legal resources provide information on law and legal structures, both in Canada and internationally.

World Wide OCR

  • Get international copyright and intellectual property protection and archiving online in minutes. SEAL file date-stamps protect scripts, songs, images, inventions, and ideas in any digital file format. Save time and money.

Center de recherché en droit public

  • A compilation of various Quebec legal documents and statutes. In French only.

American Immigration Center

  • Immigration and citizenship do-it-yourself kits, books and products for green cards, USA visas and US citizenship.

The Canadian Legal Information Institute

  • Provides free access to Canadian laws and court decisions, with access to court judgments, tribunal decisions, statutes and regulations from all Canadian jurisdictions.

Government of Canada

  • The website of the Government of Canada.

Canada's Law Societies

  • A list of Canada's law societies by province and territory.

Legal Gazette of Canada

  • This official gazette is not solely related to immigration law, but is useful nonetheless.

Legal Gazette of Quebec

  • In French only.


  • Informs the public about their rights and the law in plain language.

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

  • Bill of rights in the Consitution of Canada.

Quebec Charter of Rights and Freedoms

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  • Canada opens new Visa Application Centres to assist expanding biometrics program

    The Government of Canada is opening new Visa Application Centres in various regions in preparation for December 31, when nationals from Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas will be required to provide their biometric information (fingerprints and a photo) when applying to visit, work, study or settle in Canada.  

  • Canada to open new Visa Application Centres and services points to facilitate biometrics collection

    The Government of Canada is opening new Visa Application Centres and service points in Europe, Africa and the Middle East to support the expansion of its biometrics program.