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Federal Court of Appeal Rules Illegal Immigrant Has No Right to Free Health Care

Illegal immigrant can’t get health care because she didn’t pay application fees

A Grenadian woman who came to Canada in 1999 and remained in Toronto after her visitor visa expired has been denied free health care by the Federal Court of Appeal, according to an article in the Globe and Mail.

As the woman’s health began to decline, by 2006 she was seriously ill – and the hospital and doctor’s bills kept adding up. She applied for free health care, but was denied. Just recently, the Federal Court of Appeal denied her second appeal of the decision – also acknowledging that the woman being left untreated could result in her death.

While the Federal Court of Appeal has ruled that illegal immigrants have no right to free health care, the woman had applied for a temporary residence permit that would qualify her for free health care. This free health care is meant to assist people who immigrate to Canada legally, however, she didn’t pay the fees associated with the application and therefore her application was not processed.

Woman could still get free health care if immigration application approved

Immigrants that are waiting for their applications to be processed can qualify for free health care if they apply for it, but by not paying her fees the woman was not considered to be currently being “handled” by Canada’s immigration system. A different court suggested the government waive the fees on her initial application, which could result in the application being accepted eventually and grant her free health care.

This case proves why paying your application fees and submitting your immigration applications with all of the required paperwork is extremely important.

Published on: July 14th, 2011Published by: sboc

Denied Entry to Canada: TRP approved and husband and wife united!

Hi Shab,

It was a little frightening but I got through immigration on Friday with a TRP valid until 31 July.

Ron will scan and send the TRP to you first thing Monday morning and I presume we will have to get an application for an extension under way as soon as possible.

It is absolutely wonderful to be with my husband.  Thank you so much for you help so far.  You and your team has done such a wonderful job taking care of me. Cant you thank you guys enough!

Kind regards.

Yours sincerely

 

Linda O

Published on: July 14th, 2011Published by: sboc

Happy Canada Day: Immigrants Appreciate it!

Canada Day is a special day for us but especially for those who have left their home, jobs and family for a better life here. Whether they come for work, study or for permanent settlement in Canada, these immigrants have chosen Canada as their destination of choice.

Often I find immigrants as the most patriotic of Canadians as they know how good they have it here in Canada. And after all, it is immigrants that make Canada what it is today. We are lucky to live here and I am very privileged and honoured to have helped thousands of families come to our shores. I look forward to many more opportunities to help.

Happy Canada Day!

Published on: July 14th, 2011Published by: sboc

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