The government of Ontario aims to help to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities for workers on construction sites across the province through the implementation of its Construction Health and Safety Action Plan.
Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.
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Ontario has introduced legislation that would, if passed, lower electricity bills by 25 per cent on average for all residential customers to provide significant rate relief and ensure greater fairness.
The new age limit of “under 22” will come into effect starting October 24, 2017, raising it from the current “under 19” requirement for new applications for all immigration programs under Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, including for refugees.
The government of Ontario is investing more than $600 million dollars over the next three years in affordable and sustainable housing in Toronto, including millions more for repairs and retrofits to social housing buildings.
The Canadian economy is expected to grow by 2.3 per cent this year—a substantial improvement over the previous two years. However, growth is expected to drop below 2 per cent again in 2018, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Outlook: Spring 2017.
There is now a greater tendency among newcomers to settle in peripheral municipalities, most often those bordering a central municipality. This phenomenon is referred to as the suburbanization of immigrants.
In the Ontario Human Rights Commission's (OHRC) 2017-2022 strategic plan, they committed to being a leadership voice on human rights issues and making sure that people’s lived experiences are at the centre of their work. They plan to use their enforcement powers under the Code to work towards non-discriminatory practices in the criminal justice system, including ending racial profiling in policing.
The Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) of Canada announced today that Guideline 9: Proceedings before the IRB Involving Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression is in effect as of May 1, 2017.
This package provides resources and tools for Employment Specialists who are looking to expand their programming and adapt their practices to better serve youth with mental health issues. It covers topics such as: basic mental health, how to best adapt employment service practices to fit the needs of youth living with mental illness, and how to prepare youth living with mental health issues for new employment.
Starting May 1, 2017, some citizens from Brazil, Bulgaria and Romania are able to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), instead of a visitor visa, to fly to, or transit through a Canadian airport.
However, Brazilians, Bulgarians and Romanians who are not eligible to apply for an eTA or who are travelling to Canada by car, bus, train or boat, including a cruise ship, will still need a visitor visa.