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Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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Government of Canada announces agreement with the Canadian Women’s Foundation and Women’s Shelters Canada to provide funding for gender-based violence supports

The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, announced that an agreement had been reached with Women’s Shelters Canada and the Canadian Women’s Foundation to disburse up to $36.3 million of the funding from October 2020, to women’s shelters, sexual assault centres and other organizations providing supports and services to women experiencing violence.

Simplifying the process for claiming a deduction for home office expenses for employees working from home due to COVID-19

As a result of the unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19, many people have been working at home and using their kitchens, bedrooms and living rooms as their work space. In response, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has introduced a new temporary flat rate method to simplify claiming the deduction for home office expenses for the 2020 tax year.

Minister Mendicino announces increased flexibility in Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot and welcomes practical nurses

The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced changes to make the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) more flexible for applicants and welcomed the first two practical nurses under the Pilot to Sault St. Marie.