News & Updates

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

  • Friday, July 29 2016
    • Protect Yourself from Tick BitesBe sure to protect yourself from tick bites while you spend time outdoors this summer. Bites from infected blacklegged ticks can lead to lyme disease, which can cause arthritis, neurological problems, numbness, and paralysis.
  • Thursday, July 28 2016
    • Canada Student Grants IncreasingStarting August 1st, Canada Student Grants will increase by 50%. The Repayment Assistance Plan will also be changing its rules starting November 1st.
  • Thursday, July 28 2016
    • Consultation on Employment LawsThe Ontario government is carrying out public consultations on employment and labour laws to protect workers and support businesses. You can provide your opinion by email or mail submissions by October 14, 2016.
  • Tuesday, July 26 2016
    • 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.
  • Monday, July 25 2016
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  • Thursday, July 21 2016
  • Thursday, July 21 2016
    • New Youth Advisory CouncilThe Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, announced that he will be creating a Youth Advisory Council to discuss national issues such as employment, access to education, building stronger communities, climate change, and clean growth.
  • Wednesday, July 20 2016
    • Canada Child Benefit Payment Issued TodayThe Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is issuing the first Canada Child Benefit (CCB) payment on July 20, 2016. You should receive your payment within a week. If you do not receive your CCB payment by July 27, 2016, you should check on its status.
  • Wednesday, July 20 2016
    • Community Consultations for the Toronto Police ServiceThe Toronto Police Service is holding 8 community consultations across the city. They will take place until November 2016. Attend a session in your area and share your opinion on how to modernize the Toronto Police Service.
  • Tuesday, July 19 2016
  • Tuesday, July 19 2016
    • Police Warning of Telephone ScamThe Waterloo Regional Police Service has issued a public warning about a telephone scam from someone who is falsely claiming to be from "Immigration Canada" Please be aware of such telephone scams and contact the police if needed.
  • Monday, July 18 2016
    • Changes to the Employment Insurance ProgramThe Government of Canada has made changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program. These changes allow EI claimants who are newly entering or re-entering the workforce to follow the same eligibility requirements of other claimants in their region.
  • Friday, July 15 2016
    • New Video on Tips and GratuitiesThis video from the Ministry of Labour outlines your rights if you work in an industry where tips or gratuities are provided. It is now illegal for employers to take employees' tips and other gratuities, except in limited circumstances.
  • Thursday, July 14 2016
    • New Car Charging Stations in OntarioOntario is introducing 500 new electric vehicle charging stations in 250 locations across the province. This will help the enviornment by reducing greenhouse gas pollution.