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A record of landing, which is also known as a landing paper, is a document that proves a person is a Permanent Resident. It was given to people who were first approved to be permanent residents before July 2002. After July 2002, the document is called a confirmation of permanent residence.

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A record suspension used to be called a pardon. If you have a criminal record, you may be able to apply to the Parole Board of Canada for a record suspension. If you get a record suspension, your criminal record is not erased. But it is set aside and you can say you don't have one.

There are rules about how long you have to wait to apply and what you need to show for your application to be successful.

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Registered mail is mail that is tracked from the time it is sent until it is delivered. It usually requires the person who accepts the delivery to confirm that they received the package by signing for it.

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You might qualify for regular EI benefits when you lose your job or stop working for reasons beyond your control.

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To serve a document by regular service means you have to give a copy of that document to your partner or their lawyer by either:

  • mail
  • courier
  • document exchange
  • fax
  • email

There are rules about how to serve a document by regular service that depend on how you serve the document. For example, you can serve a document by electronic document exchange or email only if the person you are serving agrees or you have a court order that allows you to serve documents this way.

Most documents can be served by regular service. In some cases, such as when you are starting a court case, you have to serve your document by special service.

Title: regular wages
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The Employment Standards Act says that regular wages means wages you earn, not including any of the following:

Title: remedies
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A remedy is an order made by a court or tribunal to give someone their legal rights or to compensate them for their rights not being respected. For example, if a landlord is not doing repairs that are needed, the Landlord and Tenant Board could order the landlord to do the repairs, lower the tenant's rent until the repairs are done, or let the tenant move out with short notice. Usually a tenant or landlord can ask the Board for certain remedies by filing an application with the Board.

Title: remedy
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A remedy is an order made by a court or tribunal to give someone their legal rights or to compensate them for their rights not being respected.

For example, if a landlord is not doing repairs that are needed, the Landlord and Tenant Board could order the landlord to do the repairs, lower the tenant’s rent until the repairs are done, or let the tenant move out with short notice.

Or, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal might order an employer to change their policy manual to deal with discrimination in the workplace.

Title: removal order
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A removal order says that a person must leave Canada. There are 3 types of removal orders:

  • departure orders
  • exclusion orders
  • deportation orders
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Reporting conditions can be terms of a court order. If your court order includes reporting conditions, you have to report regularly to a specific person, such as a probation officer or a police officer. 

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