List of legal aid offices

The Immigration and Refugee Board does not offer legal aid and does not pay for the cost of having a lawyer or other counsel represent you in your case.

The provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador, offer immigration and refugee legal aid services. This may include legal information, advice, assistance and representation for eligible persons related to immigration and refugee matters. For detailed information on services and eligibility, please contact the legal aid office in your province in the list below:

Legal Services Society of British Columbia

You can reach legal aid services by calling the LSS Call Centre:

  • Greater Vancouver: 604-408-2172
  • Elsewhere in British Columbia: 1-866-577-2525

Legal aid is available in person at 35 locations.

Legal Aid Alberta

You can reach legal aid services by calling toll-free 1-866-845-3425 or in person at these offices:


Dominion Centre Building, Suite 1100
665-8 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3K7


Revillon Building, Suite 600
10320 - 102 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 4A1

Legal Aid Manitoba

You can apply at the Application Centre in Winnipeg or at any of the Legal Aid Manitoba offices outside of Winnipeg listed on their website.


100 - 287 Broadway
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0R9
Telephone: 1-800-261-2960 or 204-985-8500

Legal Aid Ontario

You can call Legal Aid Ontario toll free at 1-800-668-8258 for more information. Free translation services are available in 200 languages when you call. You can also go in person to these locations:

Refugee Law Office Hamilton
110 King Street West Suite 780
Hamilton, On L8P 4S6
Telephone: 905-528-0134

Ottawa Immigration & Refugee Law Office
85 Albert Street Suite 200
Ottawa ON K1P 6A4
Telephone: 613-569-7448

Toronto- Refugee Law Office
20 Dundas St West Suite 202
Toronto M5G 2H1
Telephone: 416- 977-8111 Toll free: 1-800-668-8258

Commission des services juridiques du Québec

You can reach legal aid services by calling or coming in person to this office:

Aide juridique Montréal (droit de l'immigration)
440, René-Lévesque boulevard West, suite 1001
Montreal, QC Telephone: 514-849-3671 or 1-800-842-2213

Newfoundland & Labrador Legal Aid Commission

You can reach legal aid services by calling or going in person to this office:

Provincial Director's Office
251 Empire Ave, Suite 300
St. John's, NL A1C 3H9
Telephone: 709-753-7860
Toll free: 1-800-563-9911

You can find other area offices on the Newfoundland & Labrador Legal Aid Commission’s website.