News

Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.

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

Advisor Appointed to Review Use of Segregation in the Province’s Corrections System

Ontario has appointed an independent advisor on corrections reform to provide advice to the government on the use of segregation and ways to improve the province's adult corrections system.

Howard Sapers, who has most recently served as the Correctional Investigator of Canada and Ombudsman for offenders sentenced in federal correctional institutions, will review the use of all forms of segregation in Ontario's corrections facilities, and will identify opportunities for longer-term corrections transformation.

Canada's First Financial Empowerment Champions

Prosper Canada is partnering with five non-profit/charitable organizations nationwide to improve the financial well-being of one million Canadians living on low incomes.

Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program, these five partners will be known as Financial Empowerment Champions (FECs) with the aim to expand proven financial empowerment (FE) interventions across the country. The partners include:

Recorded Webinar: What Comes First — Language or Work?

Learning a new language is a primary step for successful integration for newcomers. Finding meaningful employment opportunities is also an essential step for those who arrive and are able and willing to work. In this Hire Immigrants webinar, Jonas Mansson and Merissa Preston share their research and practical workplace tips and advice on language training for newcomers.

Backgrounder to Express Entry Changes

Targeted changes to the Express Entry system are being made on November 19, 2016.

Before November 19, 2016

Job offers

The Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) awards 600 points for a job that is permanent and is supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

Education

The Express Entry system only awards points for education overall as long as it has been assessed as equivalent to a Canadian standard.