News & Updates

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

  • Tuesday, May 23 2017
    • Changes to Rent Increase GuidelinesAny rent increases made since April 20, 2017 cannot be above the provincial guideline of 1.5%. Buildings constructed after November 1, 1991 are no longer excluded from the guideline.
  • Thursday, May 18 2017
    • The 2017 Ontario BudgetThe Ontario provincial budget includes many changes to social services that might be of interest to you.
  • Wednesday, May 10 2017
  • Tuesday, May 9 2017
    • Increased Age Limit for Dependent ChildrenAs of October 24, 2017, all new immigration applications may include children aged 21 and younger as dependents. Changes apply to all immigration programs, including refugees.
  • Monday, May 1 2017
  • Tuesday, April 25 2017
    • Support for Family CaregiversOntario is providing new resources for family caregivers, such as education and training, and increased respite care.
  • Wednesday, April 19 2017
  • Tuesday, April 18 2017
    • Free Pre-Apprenticeship TrainingThe Ontario Government is sponsoring space for 1,200 people to enroll in free pre-apprentice training programs for people interested in joining the skilled trades.
  • Monday, April 17 2017
    • Champion of Diversity Award NominationsThe Champion of Diversity Award recognizes individuals, groups and employers who help promote immigrant success, economic growth, and inclusion in Ontario. You can nominate a resident of Ontario or an organization based in Ontario until May 15, 2017.
  • Wednesday, April 12 2017
    • Reducing Classroom SizesOntario will be decreasing the size of classrooms over the next two years, while increasing support for students with special education needs.