News & Updates - February, 2017

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

  • Tuesday, February 28 2017
    • Poverty Reduction ConsultationEmployment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is conducting an online consultation on the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy. You can participate until June 2017.
  • Monday, February 27 2017
    • Patient & Family Advisory CouncilThe Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is recruiting patients, families and caregivers to become members of the new Patient and Family Advisory Council.
  • Thursday, February 23 2017
    • Ontario's Tax Credits and BenefitsOntario has several provincial tax credits and benefits for individuals, families, students, seniors and businesses. In order to access these benefits you must file a tax return.
  • Thursday, February 16 2017
    • Updates from the CRAThe CRA has issued an alert informing all Canadian tax payers of updates to tax benefits and credits for the 2017 tax-filing season.
  • Thursday, February 16 2017
    • 2017 Provincial Nominee AllocationsThe Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)’s allocation has increased from 5,500 in 2016 to 6,000 for 2017. Applications will be processed through an online system.
  • Tuesday, February 14 2017
    • Fish For Free This WeekendIn Ontario, you can fish for free and without purchasing a license during Family Day Weekend, February 18 to 20, 2017. However, it is important to check local ice conditions before you go ice fishing.
  • Monday, February 13 2017
    • Alert for Online Dating WebsitesThe Competition Bureau has issued an alert to consumers warning them of tricks and tactics some online dating websites use to encourage you to pay for their services.
  • Thursday, February 9 2017
    • CRA Tax FactsheetWith Tax season approaching, the CRA wants to help newcomers understand how to filing taxes. Factsheets and videos are available in many languages.
  • Wednesday, February 8 2017
    • New 211 Website211 Ontario is launching a redesigned website for Ontarians on February 11. 211 connects people with information on social services free of charge.
  • Friday, February 3 2017
    • Credit Card AdvisoryBanks must ask permission before signing you up for credit cards. Salespeople must provide simple and clear language when promoting credit cards to consumers.