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Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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Clarification on New Country Designations under the IRB’s Expedited Policy

Recently, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) announced that refugee claims from four countries, including Egypt, can be processed under its expedited policy. Incorrect information has been shared from unofficial sources about what this means for people seeking protection in Canada. The IRB would like to clarify this information.

Ontario Has Passed Legislation to Protect Tenants from Unfair Rent Increases

The Rental Fairness Act, 2017 expands rent control to all private rental units, including those occupied on or after November 1, 1991. Effective April 20, 2017, landlords cannot raise rents more than the rent increase guideline, which is 1.5 per cent in 2017. Any rent increase notices above this amount given on or after April 20 must be reduced to 1.5 per cent.