News & Updates

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

  • Wednesday, May 25 2016
    • Provincial Parks Free of Charge on July 15Ontario's provincial parks will be open to the public free of charge on July 15 this year for all day-use visitors, as part of the world-wide Healthy Parks Healthy People movement.
  • Thursday, May 19 2016
  • Wednesday, May 18 2016
    • Walk, Cycle and Drive Safely This SpringOntario is reminding drivers and pedestrians to be safe and look out for one another. It is important to be aware of your surroundings and avoid distractions when driving, cycling or walking.
  • Wednesday, May 18 2016
    • Interim Federal Health Care Program Dental CoverageImmigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has expanded dental coverage within the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) to include dentures, denture repairs, x-rays and other services. Coverage only applies to emergency situations.
  • Tuesday, May 17 2016
    • Settlement.Org Summer Student Position (Toronto)Settlement.Org is hiring a summer student. There are also other summer student positions available with the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI). Candidates must be returning students between the ages of 15 and 30.
  • Monday, May 16 2016
  • Friday, May 13 2016
    • Public Consultation on Employment Insurance ServicesThe Government of Canada is completing a consultation in order to improve services to Employment Insurance (EI) claimants. If you would like to share your opinions you can submit them online, by email or participate in a town hall meeting.
  • Friday, May 13 2016
  • Wednesday, May 11 2016
    • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program NewsSome of the streams within the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program have temporarily stopped accepting applications. These streams, such as the Employer Pre-screen and the Master’s and PhD student streams are closed for the 2016 year.
  • Wednesday, May 11 2016
    • Ontario Provincial Parks Opening SoonOntario provincial parks are opening soon. Most provincial parks in southern Ontario will open on May 13, 2016 and most of the parks in northern Ontario will open on May 20, 2016.
  • Tuesday, May 10 2016
    • New Resource for Youth in TorontoThe City of Toronto has a new web portal where youth can find out about opportunities and services. YouthTO includes an interactive map, a listing of events, videos and more.
  • Monday, May 9 2016
    • Enter the Settlement.Org Survey to Win PrizesIf you are an immigrant who lives in Ontario and you visit Settlement.Org regularly, you are eligible to fill out the short Settlement.Org User Survey. Individuals who fill out the survey can enter a random prize draw. The prizes are Amazon gift cards.
  • Friday, May 6 2016
    • Discussion Forum RedesignThe Settlement.Org Discussion Forum has a new look. The redesign of our Discussion Forum launched today, you may notice some technical bugs as we work through this new design.