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Strengthening Immigration in Ontario

New Legislation to Help Attract More Skilled Immigrants, Boost Economic Growth

Ontario is taking steps to strengthen its role in immigrant selection by introducing legislation today that would, if passed, help meet the province’s future labour market needs and support economic growth.

A New Direction: Ontario’s Immigration Strategy

Encouraging Ontario Students to “Change the World”

Province Launches Seventh Annual Youth Volunteer Challenge

Ontario high school students are being challenged to “change the world” while earning the volunteer hours they need to graduate.

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Helping Skilled Immigrants in Ontario Succeed

The Governments of Ontario and Canada are expanding the Ontario Bridge Training Program, helping thousands of skilled immigrants get licensed and find jobs in their fields.

Volunteers Honoured with June Callwood Awards

Ontario is honouring 14 people and four organizations with a June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award, for their commitment to volunteerism and longstanding service to their communities.

Volunteer now at TO2015

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.

Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program
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