Toronto Services For Undocumented Immigrants

Earlier on this year, the city of Toronto took steps to assist immigrants and give them access to City of Toronto services even if they are not here legally. There are currently an estimated 200,000  immigrants here illegally at this present time. Toronto wants you to know that if you are out of status there are still services available to you. Most, free of charge.

What’s Available to Undocumented Immigrants?

Here is list of the various services in Toronto available to those with undocumented or illegal immigration status.

Toronto Community Health Centers

You do not require OHIP to receive services at a Toronto Community Health Centre. They charge low fees and require you to make an appointment.

Workers Action Center

If you are currently working and have not received pay but are illegally in the country, you still have every right to receive your wages. You are able to file an anonymous complaint.

Telehealth Ontario

This is a free service available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. It’s free and confidential, you will obtain advice from a Registered Nurse, they also offer free translation in multiple languages. Simply call – 1 866 797 0000.

Police, Fire and Ambulance

If you have any type of emergency do not hesitate to call 911, if you are fearful of police presence you are able to request ambulance services only.

Toronto District School Board

All children under the ages of 18 have the right to attend school regardless of their immigration status, or the immigration status of their parents. If you need to register a child visit the International Programs and Admission Offices.

Ontario Early Years Centres

Parents and Children up to 6 years of age are able to take part in activities and programs together. All services are free, in order to locate a center near you call 1-866-821-7770.

There are many other services available to  immigrants that have no status. Shelters, Legal Aid, counselling, legal aid, library services, child care, banks and much more. You are able to access all these services on While many places will require Canadian I.D, most places are lenient with the types of documentation they require.

Niren & Associates Are Here To Help

If you or your family are in need of immigration services do not hesitate to give us a call. We are dedicated to our clients and ensure that all our client needs are met. Visit our website to fill out our free online assessment form. We at Niren and Associates are here to help. 1 866 929 0991 or 416 410 7484.

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About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

4 thoughts on “Toronto Services For Undocumented Immigrants

  1. Capucine

    Im without status. I lost my jobs a couple months ago and have been leaving off my small savings. Im in desperate need of a job otherwise i’ll out on the street with nothing. Can someone PLEASE help?

    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Capuine,
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! I am so sorry to hear the hardships you are currently facing. We have helped thousands of clients in similar situations like yours, and we may be able to help you! I do need to take a closer look at your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions. Please, complete this form for me it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

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  2. Angy

    I am with out status. How can my babys (7months and the another one is almost 2) get childcare? If i work cash i will earn around 1600 monthly. How can i pay childcare with that little money?

    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Angy. We will need to know more about the details of your situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at
      Regards, Muga


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