News & Updates - August, 2016

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

  • Wednesday, August 31 2016
    • Know Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Student RenterAs more than 600,000 university and college students across the province prepare to go back to school, many students will be renting housing off-campus for the first time. Ontario is reminding students about their rights and responsibilities as tenants.
  • Tuesday, August 23 2016
  • Friday, August 19 2016
    • Changes for Dual Canadian Citizens Flying to CanadaAs of September 30, if you are a Canadian citizen or dual citizen travelling to Canada, you will be required to show your Canadian passport as proof of citizenship. A valid passport is one that has not expired.
  • Tuesday, August 16 2016
    • Changes to the Immigration Detention SystemThe Government of Canada has announced that they plan to create a fairer immigration detention system. The new system will have more alternatives to detention. They plan to use detention only as a last resort.
  • Monday, August 15 2016
  • Thursday, August 11 2016
    • Burning Firewood ResponsiblyThe Canadian Food Inspection Agency is reminding the public to protect the trees when travelling to cottages and campgrounds. It is important that you do not move firewood from its original environment.
  • Wednesday, August 10 2016
    • Funding for New Bridge Training ProjectsThe Government of Ontario is providing $3.35 million for 11 new bridge training projects in Ontario to help highly skilled immigrants find jobs in their profession.
  • Tuesday, August 9 2016
    • Public Consultations on Making IDs and Forms InclusiveThe Government of Ontario is seeking public consultation on how to make sex and gender information on government issued IDs and forms more inclusive of trans and non-binary gender identities. You can share your feedback online by September 16.
  • Monday, August 8 2016
    • National Youth Forum on an Accessible CanadaThe Government of Canada is encouraging youth to take part in a day-long National Youth Forum to discuss what accessibility means to them and how to improve accessibility across Canada. You can apply online by September 15 to participate.
  • Friday, August 5 2016
  • Tuesday, August 2 2016