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Ontario Preparing to Welcome Syrian Refugees

Ontario is a welcoming and inclusive society and is working to ensure seamless, co-ordinated and appropriate support for the refugees who will arrive in this province.

In addition to collaborating with the federal government, Ontario has also been working with municipal governments and across ministries to mobilize and identify provincial resources to support the settlement of refugees.

Services for newcomers and immigrants

Learn English or French
Classes to fit your schedule

Global Experience Ontario
Find out how to qualify for licensure and registration in a non-health regulated profession in Ontario.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
Become a permanent resident of Ontario faster.

People in front of Ontario Bridge Training banner

Ontario Bridge Training
Get your license or certificate in your profession or trade, so you can work in Ontario.

Watch videos of bridge training success stories

Front page of Welcome to Ontario booklet

Welcome to Ontario guide for newcomers. Available in 14 languages. Read online or download.

Newcomer information at your finger tips

Active citizenship in our communities

Three young people planting trees

Volunteering helps you and helps your community. Get involved.

Volunteering, Eh! Newcomer youth in Kitchener-Waterloo show how it’s done. A project funded by the Government of Ontario.

Insurance and Liability Resource Centre for Non-Profits: Tools, advice and more on how to manage risk. Brought to you by the Ontario Volunteer Partnership.

Young award recipient holding up his medal

Ontario Honours and Awards offers many programs to recognize Ontarians whose achievements and good works benefit their communities and the province. Nominate someone for an award.

Celebrate: Canada Day at Queen’s Park has been a Government of Ontario tradition since 1967. Fun for the whole family on July 1.

Commemorate: Every Remembrance Day, November 11 the province hosts a ceremony to honour Ontarians who served in war to protect our freedoms.

Special days and months recognized by Ontario