News & Updates

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

  • Monday, June 26 2017
    • 2018 Rent Cap is 1.8%In 2018, your landlord cannot raise your rent by more than 1.8%. The 2017 cap is 1.5%. As part of the Rental Fairness Act, buildings constructed after November 1, 1991 are no longer excluded from these rules.
  • Thursday, June 22 2017
    • Ontario Fun Pass ExpandedThe 2017 Fun Pass is being expanded to give 2 children entry to parks and attractions across Ontario.
  • Tuesday, June 20 2017
  • Friday, June 16 2017
  • Tuesday, June 13 2017
    • Faster Processing Times for High-Skilled WorkersThe Global Skills Strategy makes it easier for employers to sponsor high-skilled workers and their family. The strategy has also created two new permits for researchers and short-term workers.
  • Friday, June 9 2017
    • Free Concerts Across OntarioONTour will host free musical concerts across 20 communities in Ontario. Performances include artists such as The Barenaked Ladies, Tom Cochrane, Serena Ryder and many more.
  • Wednesday, June 7 2017
  • Monday, June 5 2017
    • Express Entry ChangesTomorrow, June 6, 2017 there will be several new changes to the Express Entry system. These changes affect the requirements for Express Entry and how points are awarded through the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
  • Friday, June 2 2017
  • 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.