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Immigration & Citizenship
- November, 2016
Wednesday, November 30 2016
New Law on Equal Recognition for All Parents and Children in Ontario
In recognition of our diverse society, the Ontario Government has passed a new law to recognize the legal status of all parents and children alike.
Monday, November 28 2016
Public Consultation on Child Care in Ontario
The 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 Canada
Due 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 Voluntarism
If 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 Tips
With 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 Supports
Prosper 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
New Learning Tools in Ontario’s classrooms
As part of a strategy to improve learning, the Ontario Government has partnered with the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) to bring innovative technology into classrooms.
Friday, November 18 2016
Social Assistance for Refugees in Canada
In 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
Safe Learning Environments for Students in Ontario
In an effort to ensure that children and students can learn in a safe environment, the Ontario Government has made the disciplinary process for teachers more clear and transparent.
Wednesday, November 16 2016
Financial Literacy Tips
In 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
Upcoming Changes to Express Entry
The Canadian Government has announced that on November 19, 2016 changes will be made to the Express Entry system.
Friday, November 11 2016
Independent Advisor on Corrections Appointed
An 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 Period
If 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
Financial Literacy Resources Available to Students
In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, the Ontario province has shared some resources for students to improve their financial literacy.
Monday, November 7 2016
Over 70 Million Questions Answered on CitizenshipCounts.ca
In 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 Ontario
The 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 Tips
In 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
Visa Changes for Romanians and Bulgarians Announced
The Canadian Government has announced that starting December 1, 2017 Romanian and Bulgarian citizens will no longer need a visa to travel to Canada.
Wednesday, November 2 2016
2017 Immigration Plan Announced
The 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.