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A temporary resident is someone who has a permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to live, work, or visit Canada for a specific period of time.

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A temporary resident is someone with temporary immigration status in Canada. The temporary status will have an expiry date. Examples include status as a temporary foreign worker or as a foreign student with a study permit.

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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.

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Tenant duty counsel are lawyers and community legal workers who can help tenants at most Board locations across the province. They are also usually available by telephone if there is a telephone hearing scheduled. Tenant duty counsel can give free advice about legal rights, obligations and the Board process, help work out settlements with your landlord, or help you talk to Board mediators. There is no charge for tenant duty counsel services.

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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.

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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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A 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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When an employer fires you or lays you off, they usually have to give you notice ahead of time. The amount of time can depend on many things including how long you’ve been in the job.

If they let you go right away, they must pay you the money you’d have earned if they had told you ahead of time. This is called pay in lieu of notice or termination pay.

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When you testify, you give evidence as a witness in a court of law. You answer questions asked by the lawyers and the judge. You do this under oath or after you have given an affirmation. With an oath or an affirmation, you promise to tell the truth in court.

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Testifying is a way of presenting evidence to the court using a witness. A witness testifies by answering questions asked by the lawyers and the judge. The answers the witness gives are called their testimony. The witness answers questions under oath or after giving an affirmation. With an oath or an affirmation, the witness  promises to tell the truth in court.

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