Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

Here we post new publications (studies, reports), government notices and more.

Continuing care assistant recruitment strategy fails refugees and immigrants: report

Relying on newcomers to fill labour shortages in Nova Scotia’s long-term care sector needs to come hand-in-hand with big changes to both the immigration and health-care systems in the province.

A report published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) said existing policies to recruit newcomers in the sector are “myopic and ethically fraught.”

Federal government announces $35M in new funding for refugee settlement services

The federal government has announced $35 million in new money over the next three years to improve and expand immigration settlement services in small towns and rural communities.

"Our investment today will be key to enhance access to support services in smaller and rural communities that will support newcomer families and provide the tools for their long-term success in the years ahead," said Immigration Minister Sean Fraser.