NOTE: Services will likely be impacted in response to COVID-19. Please contact any service prior to visiting in person.

Salvation Army, Immigrant and Refugee Services

Main Office

COVID19 -- all appointments by phone or video chat, no in-person services; call for appointment

Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Services
  • assistance with applications for citizenship, passports and protected person travel documents
  • help with spouse, common-law partner and child sponsorship applications
  • refugee system navigation and related procedures such as work/study permits, permanent resident applications as protected person/Convention refugee
  • assistance with applications to become permanent resident based on Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) grounds
  • help with permanent resident card and other Canadian identification forms
  • assistance with study permit renewal and work permit applications for international students; information about pathway to become permanent residents
  • help for migrant workers such as work permit assistance for vulnerable people
Online English classes and conversation circles

Community Resources
  • assessment, information and referral to food programs, clothing and furniture banks, employment centres, schools and education resources, health centres
  • assistance with applications for government programs such as Ontario Works, Employment Insurance, Legal Aid, transitional and subsidized housing
Spiritual Care
  • provided through chaplain - referral and resources for religious communities, one-on-one spiritual counselling, and for ceremonies such as weddings, funerals and blessings
Low-income individuals and families with any immigration status

  • Naturalized Canadian Citizens

  • Permanent Residents

  • Refugee Claimants

  • Rejected Refugee Claimants

  • Convention refugees

  • Temporary residents (work permit holders, international students)

  • Non-status, (people without immigration status)

Application Process
Call or email to book appointment; for immigration assistance:; for ESL, conversation classes or settlement:; for spiritual support: lkay@salvationarmyhl.comImmigration assistance -- 647-233-6036 settlementworker@salvationarmyhl.comOnline ESL, conversation circles & settlement services -- 416-807-1983 irssettlementservices@salvationarmyhl.comSpiritual support -- 416-682-2510
Immigration Assistance
Settlement and ESL
Spiritual Support
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Mailing Address
Toronto Harbour Light Ministries; 160 Jarvis St
Unit 132
Toronto, ON, M5B 2E1
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Documents Required
Proof of low income might be required such as Notice of Assessment or receipt from income programs such as Ontario Works
Wheelchair accessible building including main entrance and barrier free washrooms
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Last Updated On
July 25, 2022
Toronto Harbour Light Ministries, 160 Jarvis St, Unit 132
Toronto, ON, M5B 2E1
Cross street: Jarvis St and Queen St E
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Hours of Operation
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

COVID19 -- no walk-in service Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm
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