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.
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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.
This report presents key facts and figures of Syrian refugees settled in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The objective is to provide a better understanding of Syrian refugees’ demographic and employment characteristics. It can be used by government, service providing agencies, and community groups in the GTA for planning relevant programs and services. It may also be helpful for businesses interested in hiring Syrian refugees. Over 26,615 Syrian refugees came to Canada between November 2015 and November 2016. Of this number,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ontario is taking steps to improve representation of all people living in Ontario's northernmost communities.