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Canadian Law

International students in Canada have full protection under Canadian Law and must comply with Canadian Law in turn. If you commit a crime on or off campus you are subject to legal prosecution. Consequences for breaking the law can be serious and can lead to the loss of your legal status in Canada.

Under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms:

Visit the Department of Justice Canada online to review the complete Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Do You Have Legal Questions?

You are welcome to visit Western’s Community Legal Services (CLS) for free legal advice. CLS provides services in a variety of areas of law, including criminal, landlord and tenant, immigration, and academic appeals. CLS also provides notarized copies of documents and will witness affidavits, statutory declarations and invitations to family members (service fees apply).

Community Legal Services
Room 120, Western Law Building
Telephone: 519-661-3352 
clsinfo@uwo.ca 
law.uwo.ca/cls/index.html