The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada has introduced legislation that would ensure respect for equality rights by repealing section 159 of the Criminal Code.
Latest news happening in the settlement sector of Ontario.
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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:
Ontario is seeking public input to help inform the design of a basic income pilot as a new approach to providing income security.
Recorded on October 12, 2016, this webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series discusses ways of trying to prove abuse in cases where the woman has experienced abuse in their relationship and her and her partner are going to Family Court.
Tenants who need to move because of domestic or sexual violence or abuse can now give their landlords just 28 days' notice.
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.
The changes include awarding points for job offers to eligible candidates already in Canada on Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exempt work permits, and to international students who completed their studies in Canada. In addition, more time will be allocated to candidates to submit an application for permanent residence once an invitation to apply is received.
Targeted changes to the Express Entry system are being made on November 19, 2016.
Before November 19, 2016
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).
The Express Entry system only awards points for education overall as long as it has been assessed as equivalent to a Canadian standard.
This report is the result of a collaboration between the Children's Aid Society of Toronto, Family Service Toronto, Social Planning Toronto, and Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change.
It describes the level and distribution of poverty among children and families in Toronto, and explores how living in poverty affects access to housing, food, recreation, education and transit.
The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister, John McCallum has announced that Canada will welcome 300,000 immigrants in 2017.