An Analysis of Immigration and Refugee Law Services in Canada

Community Legal Clinic Services for Immigration and Refugee Law Cases in the Greater Toronto Area, 2000-2001
Immigration and Refugee Law Issue Number and Percentage of Clinics Offering this Type of Service
No Services Summary Advice and Brief Services only Summary Advice and LegalRepresentation Full Services (including Federal Court)
Number (total=27) Percent Number (total=27) Percent Number (total=27) Percent Number (total=27) Percent
Refugee Claims 4 15 10 37 2 7 11 41
PDRCC 4 15 6 22 7 26 10 37
Undocumented Refugee Claims* 7 27 4 15 9 35 6 23
Humanitarian and Compassionate 3 11 2 7 9 33 13 48
Immigration Appeals 13 48 2 7 2 7 10 37
Detention 16 59 5 19 4 15 2 7
Domestic 9 33 5 19 6 22 7 26
Sponsorship 6 22 9 33 2 7 10 37
Cracks# 5 19 9 33 10 37 3 11

* The total number of CLCs providing assistance with Undocumented Refugee Claims adds to 26 (instead of 27, as with the other areas of immigration and refugee law listed in this table). According to a respondent, this is the case because the question of whether assistance is provided in undocumented refugee claims is simply not applicable to the range of services offered by one clinic.
# "Cracks" refers to other immigration and refugee law services - dealing with processing delays, tracing files, and so on.
Source: Chart provided by CLC representative.

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