News & Updates

News about and for newcomers to Ontario and the latest updates from Settlement.Org.

  • Thursday, September 29 2016
    • Minimum Wage Increases October 1, 2016On October 1, 2016, the general minimum wage will increase from $11.25 to $11.40. Minimum wage rates for liquor servers, students under the age of 18, hunting and fishing guides, and homeworkers will also increase at the same time.
  • Thursday, September 29 2016
    • Social Assistance Rates IncreaseThis fall, Ontario is increasing social assistance rates for people receiving support from Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
  • Wednesday, September 28 2016
  • Tuesday, September 27 2016
    • Ontario Releases Ministers' Mandate LettersThe Government of Ontario has publicly released the Ministers’ mandate letters. You can read these letters to find out the priorities for each government department.
  • Monday, September 26 2016
    • Experience Fall Colours at Ontario Parks this YearOntario's provincial parks offer great opportunities to view beautiful fall colours throughout the province. The Ontario Parks website includes a Fall Colour Report, suggested driving routes for viewing leaves and seasonal event listings.
  • Thursday, September 22 2016
    • New Youth Mobility Agreement with San MarinoThere is a new Working Holiday Youth Mobility Arrangement between Canada and San Marino. Canadian Citizens aged 18 to 35 can now work and travel in San Marino for up to a year. Youth from San Marino can also work in Canada under the same conditions.
  • Thursday, September 22 2016
    • Dementia Strategy ConsultationThe Province of Ontario is looking for your views on the new dementia strategy. You can participate by reading the discussion paper and submitting your opinions through an online survey or by emailing dementiastrategy@ontario.ca.
  • Wednesday, September 21 2016
    • ETA Leniency Period ExtendedThe leniency period for the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) has now been extended until November 9, 2016. Starting November 10, visa-exempt visitors will need an eTA to travel to Canada.
  • Thursday, September 15 2016
    • Shingles Vaccine Now Free for Eligible SeniorsStarting today, the shingles vaccine is available free of charge to seniors aged 65 to 70. If you are eligible, you should contact your primary care doctor or nurse practitioner to receive the vaccination.
  • Wednesday, September 14 2016
    • High Occupancy Toll Lanes Open September 15Ontario is opening High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes in both directions on the Queen Elizabeth Way highway from Trafalgar Rd. in Oakville to Guelph Line in Burlington. The lanes are part of a pilot project.
  • Monday, September 12 2016
    • Anti-Racism Community MeetingsThe Province of Ontario is holding 9 community meetings this fall to engage with the public on addressing systemic racism and eliminating barriers for Indigenous and racialized communities. They will take place in communities across Ontario.
  • Thursday, September 8 2016
  • Thursday, September 8 2016