Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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

Ontario Expands Access to Postsecondary Education in Milton and Brampton

October 26, 2016 Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development
Ontario is expanding access to post-secondary education in Milton and Brampton, and supporting students with new learning options in their communities.

Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development announced the province's plans to create new university-led post-secondary sites in both Brampton and Milton focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).

Province Providing Free Language Training for Ontario Immigrants

Equipping Newcomers, Refugees and Immigrants with Skills to Succeed
Ontario is funding free language training for all newcomers and immigrants in the province to help people get jobs, pursue an education and adjust to life in Ontario.
This investment will deliver free language assessment and training courses that help newcomers, refugees and immigrants settle in Ontario.

Higher immigration levels can soften the effects of an aging population on the Canadian economy

Immigration Will Help Alleviate Canada’s Aging Population Challenges, But Not Solve Them: Ottawa, October 6, 2016
According to a recent report released by Conference Board of Canada, higher immigration levels can help soften the effects of an aging population on the Canadian economy.
However, population growth alone will not completely offset the effects of aging demographics .