News & Updates

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

  • Tuesday, August 22 2017
    • OINP In-Demand Skills StreamThe Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) has opened a new stream for people with skills in the construction and agricultural sectors. To be eligible for this stream, you must have a full-time, permanent job offer in an eligible occupation.
  • Wednesday, August 16 2017
  • Thursday, August 10 2017
  • Thursday, August 3 2017
  • Friday, July 28 2017
    • Start-up Visa ProgramThe Start-up Visa Program is becoming a permanent program for foreign entrepreneurs wishing to start a company in Canada.
  • Monday, July 24 2017
    • Challenge to Spend More Time in NatureThe Government of Ontario has launched a challenge to encourage people to spend more time outdoors. Starting in August, the challenge is to spend at least 30 minutes a day in nature for 30 days.
  • Thursday, July 20 2017
  • Wednesday, July 19 2017
  • Friday, July 14 2017
    • Bank of Canada Raises Interest RatesThe Bank of Canada has raised the interest rate for the first time in 7 years to 0.75 per cent. This increase could affect your credit and loan payments.
  • Thursday, July 13 2017
    • Forest Fire Fines IncreasedYou can now be charged up to $25,000 if you start a forest fire. The increase in fines is intended to prevent fires which can be expensive and dangerous for the public.