News & Updates - September, 2017

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

  • Thursday, September 28 2017
    • Minimum Wage to Increase October 1Ontario’s general minimum wage is increasing to $11.60 an hour on October 1, 2017. Special minimum wage rates for students, liquor servers, homeworkers and hunting and fishing guides are also increasing.
  • Thursday, September 21 2017
  • Tuesday, September 19 2017
    • Reminder to Book Your Child's Eye ExamOntario is reminding parents to schedule optometry appointments for their children. The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) covers annual eye exams by an optometrist or physician for children and youth under 20.
  • Friday, September 15 2017
    • Ontario’s New Education Equity Action PlanOntario has released a new Education Equity Action Plan. The plan aims to make the education system more equitable and inclusive for all student populations including racialized students, newcomers to Canada, religious minorities and LGBTQ students.
  • Thursday, September 7 2017
    • Tips for Student RentersOntario has provided student renters with tips for living in rental accommodation. Most off-campus housing is covered by the Residential Tenancies Act.
  • Wednesday, September 6 2017
  • Tuesday, September 5 2017
    • New Eviction Protections for TenantsThere are now stricter rules for landlords who want to evict their tenants so that they or a family member can live in the unit. If your landlord ends your tenancy for this reason they must give you 1 month’s rent or offer you another unit.
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