What are my rights in accessing education in Canada?
Can I go to school I have no status in Canada?
Yes! The law in Ontario is that you can go to school. Sometimes the people who work for the school or the school board do not understand this and they tell you that you cannot go to school. They are wrong.
Can I go to school if I am making a refugee claim?
If already made your refugee claim:
you can go to school. If you already made your refugee claim, you will either have the Refugee ID (brown paper) or the Acknowledgement of claim form.
If you entered Canada on a tourist visa:
you have to wait until you have sent in your refugee application on the online portal before you can go to school without paying fees. As soon as you send in your application and you get a paper called the Acknowledgement of Claim form, you can sign up for school.