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Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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

Immigration ministry needs ability to waive paperwork requirements during emergencies

The Canadian Press  June 9th 2022

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada needs an emergency mechanism to respond quickly to humanitarian crises, according to a new report from the special parliamentary committee on Afghanistan.

That would include allowing the minister to lift biometric requirements, introduce special visas, establish refugee sponsorship programs, and establish air gateways if needed.

Feds increase funding for program helping internationally trained health professionals get certified

Thomas Desormeaux Jun 06, 2022  Ottawa Citizen

The federal government is extending funding for the National Newcomer Navigation Network (N4), a program that aims to help newcomers to Canada navigate social and medical services, MP Marie-France Lalonde announced at a press conference outside CHEO Monday.

Canada has quickly rolled out the welcome mat to displaced Ukrainians but the real job has just started: How to properly settle them?

Nicholas Keung The Star Mon., May 30, 2022

Nataliia Morozova has a lot on her mind.

First and foremost, the safety of her husband and other family members who are still in Ukraine, as Morozova and her daughter try to get by in Canada.

Then, there’s money.