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Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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

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Leniency period for Canada's new e-Travel Authorization extended to Nov. 9 2016

September 2016 – Ottawa, ON – To give travellers and airlines more time to prepare for changes when flying to or transiting through Canada, the government is extending the leniency period for the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) requirement until November 9, 2016.

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 .