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COVID-19: Newcomers and Refugees

Useful COVID-19 information and resources for newcomers and refugees. 

COVID-19 – Updates for Refugee Claimants

COVID-19 – Information for Convention Refugees & Permanent Residents

  • IRCC latest updates: How the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is affecting immigration, refugees, citizenship and passport services

  • Immigrants, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada Client Support Centre Services: Call:1-888-242-2100 (24/7), TTY: 1-888-576-8502 (8:00am-4:00pm your local time): You can listen to pre-recorded information about our programs and check the status of your application. Client Support Centre agents are available Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, your local time, except for statutory holidays. Services are available in French and English.

COVID-19 – Service Ontario updates

  • Service Ontario Updates: Important information about driver’s licences, OHIP, Ontario Photo Cards and other services

* With regards to COVID-19, anyone in Ontario can now access free testing and treatment for COVID-19, regardless of their immigration status.

COVID-19 – Services for Newcomers and Refugees

Other Useful Resources

COVID-19: Current Services Available at The 519

COVID-19: Essential Services and Supports

COVID-19: Care and Prevention

COVID-19: Emotional Self-Care