Immigrants Entering Canada

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9. What are the barriers faced by women in accessing justice and services?
Canada is the dream destination for many immigrants. Federal government reported, the number of immigrants entering Canada in 2012 were over 250,000 being one of the highest proportion of foreign-born population in any country. Immigrants who enter Canada generally have no understanding or knowledge of the family justice system and face some serious hindrances in gaining access and learning the system, and arguably, the single group of immigrants that face the greatest barriers are immigrant women who are victims of domestic violence.
• Immigrant women find themselves caught in abusive relationships without any means of emotional, financial or legal support. Their sponsor’s
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