Changes to EI sickness benefits
On December 18, 2022, the Canadian government increased the number of weeks that workers can get Employment Insurance (EI) sickness benefits. Workers who started their claims on or after December 18 can get up to 26 weeks of benefits. For claims started before that date, workers can get up to 15 weeks.
OCMS - OCASI Client Management System (for the Immigrant and Refugee Serving Sector)
The OCASI Client Management System (OCMS) is your sector preferred client management system developed with and for you. This is your ticket to an efficient and more accurate way to serve your clients.
CLEO's New Guided Pathway for Open Work Permits
CLEO has a new Guided Pathway to help people fill out draft forms to apply for an open work permit in Canada. An open work permit allows someone to work for any employer in Canada. The pathway provides all the details on who is eligible, and what information and documents they need.
Foundations of Settlement Work Level 2
OCASI is pleased to open registration for upcoming self-directed online training on Foundations of Settlement Work Level 2
Date: February 1 - March 30, 2023
Community Services Recovery Fund
We are pleased to announce the Community Services Recovery Fund will be open for applications on January 6, 2023.
OCASI Professional Education and Training Program (PET)
Under the PET project, assistance is available to frontline staff working in organizations funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), to enhance their skills and gain knowledge through individual courses.
Here’s Canada’s new plan to help foreign students and workers become permanent residents. Some say it isn’t nearly new enough
Nicholas Keung The Star Wed., Sept. 21, 2022
After much hype over a new strategy to help more migrants become permanent residents, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has delivered a plan that largely reinstated the policy changes made during the pandemic.
Foundation of Settlement Work, Level 1
This course is intended to help front-line practitioners working with immigrants and refugees better understand the immigrant and refugee-serving sector, values, principles, and standards for settlement work, and ways to support newcomers who encounter common barriers and challenges to a successful settlement.
Training for Employment Support Services (TESS)
This FREE course is designed to provide settlement service providers with the knowledge, skills, and tools to understand and address the needs, challenges and opportunities for clients seeking employment. Ultimately, the goal of this course is to prepare learners to provide excellent employment-related services, support, referrals and advocacy to immigrants, refugees and all/any migrants, by understanding the big issues that impact migrant communities in the areas of employment, developing a critical analysis, and learning about promising innovative practices.