News & Updates - December, 2016

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

  • Friday, December 30 2016
    • Large Food Providers Must Display CaloriesStarting on January 1, 2017, food providers with 20 or more locations must display the total calories of the beverages and food they serve. Changes take effect on January 1, 2017.
  • Thursday, December 29 2016
  • Wednesday, December 28 2016
  • Wednesday, December 28 2016
    • Costs of Payday Loans ReducedThe maximum cost of taking a payday loan has been lowered from $21 to $18 per $100 borrowed. Changes will take effect on January 1, 2017.
  • Thursday, December 22 2016
  • Wednesday, December 21 2016
  • Wednesday, December 14 2016
    • 4 Year Limit for Temporary Foreign Workers EliminatedThe Government of Canada has removed the 4 year wait period for temporary foreign workers to continue working in Canada. Eligible migrant workers can now work in Canada for longer periods of time without leaving the country.
  • Wednesday, December 14 2016
  • Tuesday, December 13 2016
    • New Online Tuition CalculatorThe Ontario Government has launched an online calculator to help students plan for university tuition under the new Ontario Student Assistance Program.
  • Friday, December 9 2016
    • Tips to Avoid Hidden Vacation CostsThe Competition Bureau released a message about the risks of holiday travel deals. Follow these tips to avoid hidden fees and costs this holiday season.
  • Thursday, December 8 2016
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  • Tuesday, December 6 2016
    • Ontario Medal for Young VolunteersNominations for the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers are now open. If you know a person between the ages of 15 and 24 who has dedicate a large amount of time volunteering in the community, you may submit a nomination by January 15, 2016.
  • Monday, December 5 2016
    • Changes to Ontario Drug Benefit Program CardsAs of December 1st, 2016 individuals under the Ontario Drug Benefit Program will no longer receive a paper drug eligibility card and will be able to show their Ontario health card when buying prescription medicine at pharmacies.
  • Friday, December 2 2016
    • Celebrating Christmas Tree Day in OntarioOn December 3rd, 2016 Ontario celebrates its annual Christmas Tree Day, recognizing the hardworking tree farmers and workers that help families across the province get a tree to decorate for the Holidays.
  • Friday, December 2 2016
  • Thursday, December 1 2016