News

Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Program delivery instructions

These program delivery instructions inform IRCC and Canada Border Services Agency staff on the procedures for new and existing temporary and permanent residence and citizenship applications in Canada and abroad that are affected by the disruption of services associated with impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Office Closures

To prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus, some visa application centres are closed until further notice. See which offices are temporarily closed:

Province Expanding Telehealth Ontario Resources

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve locally and globally, Ontario is taking further action to ensure the province's health care system is prepared to continue to protect the health and well-being of Ontarians.

Working closely with Telehealth Ontario, the province is rapidly expanding service capacity to ensure timely responses. This is a critical step to help address the increased daily call volumes and reduce call wait times.

Phase 1: Immediately Increase Resources to Reduce Call Wait Times

Ontario Enhancing COVID-19 Protections for Long-Term Care Residents, Families and Staff

Today, the Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Minister of Long-Term Care, issued the following statement related to long-term care and COVID-19 in Ontario:

The health and well-being of Ontarians, including long-term care residents, their families, and staff, is our number one priority. Ontario recently announced that the province is implementing an enhanced response structure to COVID-19 that brings together a wide range of partners to strengthen and implement provincial and regional plans.

Government of Canada outlines COVID-19 response

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving global challenge. The Government of Canada is working closely with local, provincial, territorial, and international partners to minimize its health, economic, and social impacts in Canada and around the world. We have worked closely with Canada’s trained public health and medical professionals to put in place the plans, infrastructure, and resources needed to protect the health and safety of all Canadians.