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Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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Two Initiatives to Support the Development of Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development today has launched two initiatives to support the development of Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy: a nation-wide consultation process and a call for nominations for a ministerial advisory committee on poverty.

Immigrant Access Fund

IAF provides micro loans of up to $10,000 to internationally trained immigrants so they can obtain the Canadian licensing or training they need to work in their field. The loan can pay for exams, training, qualification assessments, professional association fees, books and course materials, living allowance and other expenses related to obtaining the Canadian licensing or training they need.

IAF is a character-based community lending program funded by both the private and public sectors.