If you have questions about the laws on working in BC, call Employment Standards Inquiries:
1-800-663-3316 (toll-free in B.C.)
or 250-612-4100 in the Prince George area
For information about Employment Insurance, look in the Blue Pages of the telephone book under Government of Canada, Human Resources Development Canada. You can find out about Employment Insurance benefits at their website: www.servicecanada.gc.c...home.shtml
Community Legal Education Ontario has an online booklet about how to apply for employment insurance. The site has information about how to obtain print copies in English and other languages: www.cleo.on.ca/english...t/work.htm
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You can find out more at the website of Canada Customs and Revenue Agency: www.ccra-adrc.gc.ca. The site has pages for newcomers.
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There are legal clinics that provide some legal advice free of charge. Sometimes the legal clinic is called the pro bono clinic. “Pro bono” is a Latin term. It means the service is free.
To find out if there is a free legal clinic in your area, ask the Law Line (Lower Mainland: 604-408-2172, Outside the Lower Mainland: 1-866-577-2525 toll-free). You can also look for a free legal clinic by going to the following website: www.probononet.bc.ca .
Click on “Directory,” and look under “pro bono programs.”
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Information about BC courts is available from: www.courts.gov.bc.ca.
If you are going to Small Claims court, see the information on Small Claims Forms and Procedures on The Law Centre website at: www.thelawcentre.ca. This website also has information on fighting a traffic ticket