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Settlement.Org is a website that provides information for newcomers. On Settlement.Org, you will find current information on topics such as employment, education, healthcare, and housing. Settlement.Org also provides access to local immigrant-serving agencies, multilingual information, and an online community for those seeking answers to their resettlement questions. is a project of the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI).

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July 4: Understanding Your Credit Report & Credit Score Workshop

When: Saturday, July 4, 2015, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T1R5

If you have ever applied for a credit card, or borrowed money for a car, house, or other purchase, you have a credit report on file with a credit bureau. Find out how this can affect your financial future.

June 23, 2015

September 23 webinar: Workplace Rights and Responsibilities

When: Wednesday, September 23, 2015, see the link for the time in your city

Where: Online

This free interactive webinar is for workers who are immigrating to Ontario or will be moving there shortly. It will be available in 15 cities around the world.
June 23, 2015

A Guide to Voting in Your City or Municipal Election

This resource answers questions about voting in city or municipal elections. Prepared for newcomers, it explains who can vote, how to get on the voters list, and more.

October 27, 2014

French-speaking Newcomers and Settlement Workers Needed for Survey

The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) and Francoqueer are conducting two Ontario-wide surveys. The surveys are in French.

June 20, 2014

July 9: Family Law Series - Child Custody & Division of Property

When: July 9, 2014, 8 p.m.

Where: Morningside Library, 4279 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough  M1E 2S8

Contact: Zarmeena Khan, 416-707-8259,

The Centre for Immigrant & Community Services in partnership with the Toronto Public Library invite you to an information session: Family Law Series - Child Custody & Division of Property.

June 19, 2014

New Legislation Caps Annual Rent Increase Guidelines

Under the recently amended Residential Tenancies Act (RTA), the maximum annual amount by which most landlords can increase a tenants rent in Ontario will not exceed 2.5%.

July 04, 2012

New citizenship regulations and new procedures for citizenship test

On September 30, 2010, new citizenship regulations came into force, and Citizenship and Immigration Canada has developed new procedures for the citizenship test.

November 08, 2010

Commissioner Launches Investigation into Decision to Eliminate Long-Form Questionnaire for 2011 Census

A news item reports that the Commissioner of Official Languages has launched an investigation into the Government of Canada's decision to eliminate the long-form questionnaire from the 2011 census.

July 14, 2010

Study: The Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Program

This study looks at Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program to determine Canada's approach to integrating and protecting temporary foreign workers.

May 17, 2010

Study looks at older women's experience of abuse and neglect after migration reports on a new study that focuses on older women from the Sri Lankan Tamil community in Toronto and recommends actions to help prevent abuse and improve support for women experiencing abuse.

April 29, 2010

Changes to Live-In Caregiver Program in effect April 1

Recent changes to the Live-In Caregiver Program affect applications for permanent residence and what employers must provide to live-in caregivers.

April 20, 2010

New law affects live-in caregivers has information in English, Hindi, Pilipino (Tagalog), and Spanish, about the Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act (Live-in Caregivers and Others), which came into force on March 22, 2010.

March 31, 2010