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Settlement Assistance - Open Work Permit Holder 

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Posted On: 5/27/2015
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Does anyone know, which agencies or community based organizations across Toronto serve people with open work permits?

Most agencies have an eligibility criteria to serve clients, they must be Permanent Residents, Citizens or Refugee Claimants.

People with open work permits cannot access services to help them to find employment, housing and settle.

If anyone has information please share it.

Thanks.
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Posted On: 6/5/2015
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your observation and questions with us.

We can appreciate that this would be of concern to you.

Unfortunately, as you have noticed, most services have specific eligibility criteria. These are generally based on the guidelines that are provided by the funders who fund their organizations.

There are on-line resources that are open to all that provide some information related to employment, housing and settlement.

You may want to try dialing 211 on your phone to speak to an Information and Referral Specialist. They may be able to provide you some additional information.

211 is free and it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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