Can I still get healthcare if I don’t have status?

Everybody deserves healthcare, but unfortunately the current system can make it difficult to access if you don’t have provincial health insurance like OHIP. That’s why we’re uniting together to fight for permanent status for all, so that everyone can get the care they deserve.

Community Health Centres (CHCs) provide healthcare for people without insurance and immigration status. For a list of CHCs in Ontario, press this link. If you need help finding healthcare in your area, contact us for assistance. Everything you share is private and confidential.

I don’t have papers and am working for cash. Do I have rights at work?

Even if you’re working without a valid work permit or Social Insurance Number (SIN), you still have rights! This includes human rights, health & safety, employment standards, and Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB).

But without status, it can feel scary to stand up for our rights. That’s why we’re uniting together to protect ourselves and fight for permanent resident status for all!

There is safety in numbers. If you’re being mistreated or cheated at work, you’re not alone! Get in touch with us for support.

My work permit is expiring or expired. What can I do?

Last updated January 14, 2022Get in touch with us for the most recent information

During COVID19, the federal government changed rules around restoration of status because migrants like you organized! There was an extension of the restoration period, which meant that migrants who had valid status on or before January 2020 could apply for restoration until August 31, 2021. 

Now, the extension has ended and you only have 90 days after your permit expires to apply for restoration. For many of us, 90 days have already passed since we lost status, and we cannot apply. That’s not fair.

If you are in this situation, you are not alone! Contact us so we can discuss your options and continue to organize for changes to immigration rules.