T4 statement

In Employment and Work

A T4 statement is an information slip prepared by your employer with information you need to complete your annual income tax return. It lists things like wages your employer paid you, and how much they took from your pay for Employment Insurance, income tax, and Canada Pension Plan.

temporary care and custody hearing

In Abuse and Family Violence, Child abuse and neglect, Family Law

A temporary care and custody hearing is a court process where the court decides what should happen to your child while your case is still going on. What the court decides at this hearing has to be followed until it is changed by another decision of the court or by an agreement that you make with the Children’s Aid Society.

temporary order

In Family Law

A temporary order, also called an interim order, is an order that lasts until:

  • the period of time, or event, that the order deals with ends
  • another temporary order is made
  • a final order is made
temporary resident

In Employment Insurance, Immigration Law, Income Assistance, Refugee Law

A temporary resident is someone who has permission from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to be in Canada for a specific period of time. This includes visitors, people with some study permits, people with some work permits, and people with Temporary Resident Permits.

Not everyone who’s allowed to enter Canada is a temporary resident. For example, if you make a refugee claim, this does not give you the status of a temporary resident. But you can remain in Canada until your refugee claim process is complete.

Temporary Resident Permit

In Immigration Law, Income Assistance, Refugee Law

A Temporary Resident Permit is a special permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that lets a person live in Canada for a certain period of time. If IRCC gives someone a Temporary Resident Permit, they agree to let the person stay in Canada temporarily. And they do this even though the person has not met a requirement or is inadmissible to Canada. IRCC can cancel the permit at any time. 

In some situations, after being on a Temporary Resident Permit for a certain period of time, the person may be able to apply for permanent resident status.


In Housing Law

A tenant’s legal right to live in their place. Usually this right comes from an agreement between the tenant and the landlord. This agreement might be called a tenancy agreement, a lease, or a rental agreement. It does not have to be in writing to be legal. It can be a spoken agreement or even an unspoken understanding.

tenant duty counsel

In Housing Law

Tenant duty counsel are lawyers and community legal workers who can help tenants at most Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) hearings. They are also usually available by telephone or Zoom. Tenant duty counsel can give free advice about legal rights, obligations and the LTB process, help work out settlements with your landlord, or help you talk to LTB mediators. There is no charge for tenant duty counsel services.


In Wills and Powers of Attorney

Tenants-in-common is a way for people to own property together. When one of the tenants-in-common dies, their share goes into their estate.


In Housing Law

The length of time that an agreement, such as a tenancy agreement, is meant to last. For example, a lease that goes from April 1 to the following March 31 has a term of one year. This is also called a fixed term tenancy. During this time, neither the landlord nor the tenant can end the tenancy unless the other one does something that seriously breaks the agreement.

When the term is over, it does not mean the tenancy ends. The tenancy automatically turns into a periodic tenancy unless the landlord or tenant does something to end it.

Term can also mean a detail or part of the agreement, for example, that the tenant will not hang things from their balcony railing, or that the landlord will provide parking for visitors.


In Housing Law

A Notice of Termination is a form that a landlord or tenant uses when either wants to end their tenancy agreement. Termination date is the last day of a tenancy, according to a notice that a tenant or landlord gives to the other, or according to an agreement between them.

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