News & Updates

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

  • Friday, January 12 2024
  • Tuesday, July 25 2023
  • Monday, June 19 2023
  • Wednesday, May 31 2023
  • Wednesday, April 26 2023
  • Friday, January 20 2023
    • One-time top-up to the Canada Housing BenefitThe one-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit aims to help low-income renters with the cost of renting. You may be eligible for a tax-free one-time payment of $500 if your income and the amount that you pay on rent qualify.
  • Friday, January 20 2023
    • Replacement documents for People affected by Hurricane FionaImmigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will issue free replacements of certain documents for those directly affected by the hurricane. These documents will expire on the same date as the original damaged or lost ones would have expired.
  • Thursday, September 29 2022
    • COVID-19 Border and Travel Measures ChangesThe Government of Canada is removing all COVID-19 entry restrictions and testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada, starting October 1, 2022.
  • Friday, August 5 2022
    • Ontario Introduces French Accents on Health Cards If you have a French name you may now visit a ServiceOntario location to request a free replacement health card displaying your name with French language characters, including the correct accents.
  • Wednesday, July 13 2022
    • Ontario Expanding Eligibility for Second Booster DosesOntario is expanding eligibility for second booster doses to people aged 18 and over starting on Thursday, July 14. You can book an appointment through the COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre.
  • Monday, February 14 2022
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