News & Updates

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

  • Friday, February 12 2016
    • Immigrant Award Accepting NominationsIf you know an immigrant who has made a positive difference in Canada, you can nominate them for the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Award. Candidates must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. Nominations are accepted until February 25, 2016.
  • Friday, February 12 2016
    • RRSP Deadline is February 29, 2016If you want to contribute to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), you need to do so before February 29, 2016. When you put money into your RRSP, you can deduct that amount from your taxable income for that year.
  • Thursday, February 11 2016
    • Be Careful of Scammers Asking for Money or Tax InformationIf you receive a phone call from someone asking for money or personal information and saying that they are from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), it may be a scam. You can check to see if the phone call is legitimate by calling the CRA at 1-800-959-8281.
  • Wednesday, February 10 2016
    • Go Ice Fishing For Free This Family Day WeekendOntarians can fish without buying a licence this Family Day weekend, February 13-15, as part of Family Fishing Weekend. Stay safe when venturing out; check ice conditions with local ice hut operators or other anglers.
  • Tuesday, February 9 2016
  • Tuesday, February 9 2016
    • New Pesticide Label App From Health CanadaHealth Canada has launched a new mobile app that allows you to access pesticide labels. This app, called Pesticide Labels, helps homeowners and farm workers look up specific pesticide label instructions from their smartphones or tablets.
  • Monday, February 8 2016
  • Wednesday, February 3 2016
  • Wednesday, February 3 2016
  • Monday, February 1 2016
    • Ontario Recognizes Carpool WeekIn recognition of Carpool Week, which runs Feb. 1-7 this year, the Ontario is encouraging commuters to share their ride by carpooling. Carpooling has many benefits including reducing greenhouse gas emissions and managing congestion on our roads.
  • Monday, February 1 2016
    • Ontario Formally Recognizing Black History MonthOntario is celebrating the uniqueness, vitality and continuing contributions of the Black community in Ontario by officially recognizing February 2016 as Black History Month through a proclamation.
  • Tuesday, January 26 2016
  • Monday, January 25 2016
    • Refugee HealthLineThe Refugee HealthLine can connect refugees with various health service providers for transitional care and will be maintaining a registry of providers able to provide care for refugees.
  • Friday, January 22 2016
    • Did you buy a home in 2015?If you bought your home in 2015, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has tax credits and a program that may help you save money.