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Ontario Volunteer Service Awards

Ontario is celebrating the contributions of more than 9,000 volunteers at 54 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards ceremonies across the province between March and June.

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New Appointees to the Order of Ontario

Internationally celebrated writer and lecturer John Ralston Saul, social justice advocate Barbara MacQuarrie, and former Executive Director of the Canadian branch of Doctors Without Borders Marilyn McHarg were among 26 extraordinary Ontarians invested into the Order of Ontario today.

New China Mission Agreements Bring Investment and Partnerships to Ontario

As a result of the Premier’s first international trade mission to China, Ontario has secured an additional 11 science and technology partnerships and clean technology commercial agreements worth an estimated $358 million. These projects could create up to 80 new jobs in communities across Ontario.

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Services for newcomers and immigrants

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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.

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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

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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