News & Updates - November, 2016

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

  • Wednesday, November 30 2016
  • Monday, November 28 2016
    • Public Consultation on Child Care in OntarioThe Ontario government is inviting residents to participate in a public consultation to inform the future of child care in Ontario. You can share your feedback by filling out the survey by January 15, 2017.
  • Friday, November 25 2016
    • Tips for Travellers to CanadaDue to the Black Friday holiday in the United States, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) expects to receive a higher volume of travellers to Canada. To ensure a smooth border crossing, they have shared tips with people travelling to Canada.
  • Thursday, November 24 2016
    • June Callwood Award for VoluntarismIf you know an individual or organization dedicated to volunteering in the community, you may submit a nomination for the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism. The nomination deadline is December 5, 2016.
  • Wednesday, November 23 2016
    • Winter Driving Safety TipsWith winter weather approaching, drivers must adapt to new road conditions. The Ontario Government has shared some tips to plan ahead and ensure that you stay safe on the road.
  • Tuesday, November 22 2016
    • Webinar on Tax Filing SupportsProsper Canada will be hosting a webinar on tax filing supports on November 30, 2016 from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (EST). The webinar will inform residents of tax clinics and other support programs available to help them file their taxes.
  • Monday, November 21 2016
  • Friday, November 18 2016
    • Social Assistance for Refugees in CanadaIn order to support the settlement journey of refugees in Canada, there are social assistance programs in all provinces. The Canadian Government has shared a number of resources available to refugees during the different stages of the settlement process.
  • Thursday, November 17 2016
  • Wednesday, November 16 2016
    • Financial Literacy TipsIn celebration of Financial Literacy Month, the Canada Revenue Agency has shared tips that can help you manage and improve your finances. Some tips include keeping accurate records and protecting yourself from fraud.
  • Tuesday, November 15 2016
  • Friday, November 11 2016
    • Independent Advisor on Corrections AppointedAn independent advisor has been appointed in Ontario to review the use of segregation in the province’s adult corrections system. This is part of an initiative to reform and improve the system.
  • Thursday, November 10 2016
    • End of eTA Leniency PeriodIf you are travelling to Canada remember that the leniency period to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) ends November 9, 2016.
  • Tuesday, November 8 2016
  • Monday, November 7 2016
    • Over 70 Million Questions Answered on CitizenshipCounts.caIn order to prepare for the Citizenship Test, users of the CitizenshipCounts.ca website have answered 70,404,646 questions combined. This is a new record, demonstrating how useful this tool can be to help people prepare for the Citizenship Test.
  • Friday, November 4 2016
    • New Supports Available for Adoptive Families in OntarioThe Ontario Government has introduced new supports for families with adopted children as part of Adoption Awareness Month. Changes include more recruitment staff, additional health benefits and resources, and a new grant for postsecondary education.
  • Thursday, November 3 2016
    • Carbon Monoxide Safety TipsIn celebration of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Awareness Week, the province has partnered with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management to raise awareness of the dangers of CO poisoning. They have also shared some safety tips.
  • Thursday, November 3 2016
  • Wednesday, November 2 2016
    • 2017 Immigration Plan AnnouncedThe Canadian Government has announced that it will welcome 300,000 immigrants in 2017. This number is the same as the 2016 target, but the distribution between immigration classes has changed slightly.