Welcome to the publications, resources and useful links section of the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration website.
- Office of the Fairness Commissioner
This office makes sure the Fair Access to Regulated Professions Act, 2006 is implemented.
- Career Maps
- Ontario’s cities and towns
Ontario’s 445 towns and cities are major destinations for newcomers. They include the Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa – the capital of Canada – Hamilton, Windsor, London, and the region around Niagara Falls.
- Discover Ontario
Read interesting facts about the province and its history and culture.
- Work in Your Profession; Services to Help You Settle; and Improving Your Language Skills
- Ask an expert
- Bill 175, Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009
This Ontario legislation supports full labour mobility for more professional and skilled workers across Canada who want to work in Ontario. This means that if you work in a regulated profession or a skilled trade, you may soon be able to move anywhere in Canada to find work without more training or testing. If you’re an employer, you would have a broader pool of qualified candidates and enjoy a simpler process for hiring workers from other parts of Canada.
- Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement
Through this agreement, the federal government will provide $920 million in new immigration funding over five years to help newcomers successfully integrate into Ontario communities and achieve their full potential.
- Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is part of the Canadian Constitution. The Charter sets out those rights and freedoms that Canadians believe are necessary in a free and democratic society.
- Citizenship and Immigration Canada
- Admits immigrants, foreign students, visitors and temporary workers who help Canada’s social and economic growth
- Resettles, protects and provides a safe haven for refugees
- Helps newcomers adapt to Canadian society and become Canadian citizens
- Manages access to Canada to protect the security and health of Canadians and the integrity of Canadian laws and
- Helps Canadians and newcomers to participate fully in the economic, political, social and cultural life of the country.
- Employment Ontario is a Government of Ontario organization that offers many training programs and employment services to help you achieve your goals.
- Employment Standards – Multilingual Information
In Ontario, all employers must meet workplace standards. These standards make sure that the workplace is safe, fair and productive for employers and employees. The Ontario Ministry of Labour provides information, in PDFs, about employment standards in 23 languages.
- Fair Access to Regulated Professions Act, 2006
This is the first legislation of its kind in Canada. It became law in March 2007. An Act to provide for fair registration practices in Ontario’s regulated professions An important part of this law is that it requires Ontario regulators to have a quicker, fair and open registration process including a clear assessment of academic credentials; timely response to applicants and reasonable fees. Breaking Down Barriers Brochure - Bill 124
- Federal Agreement on Internal Trade
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Canada’s Premiers and Territorial Leaders signed this agreement. Among its provisions, it will provide that any worker certified for an occupation by a regulatory authority of one province or territory is to be certified for that occupation by all others (with very few exceptions, such as it jeopardizes public health or safety).
- Federal Live-In Caregiver Program
The goal of this program is to bring qualified workers to Canada to do live-in work as caregivers when there are not enough Canadians to fill the available positions. Successful applicants receive a work permit which allows them to work in Canada as live-in caregivers. After two years of employment, which must be completed within three years of the caregiver's arrival in Canada, live-in caregivers can apply in Canada to become permanent residents. They may be granted permanent resident status if they meet the requirements.
- Federal Live-In Caregiver Program – Ontario Ministry of Labour FAQs for caregiver’s questions
- Global Experience Ontario
- Going to Canada
This is a federal government website with many links to information and services that can help you whether you are planning a temporary stay or making Canada your new home.
- Information about labour mobility
People who work in a regulated profession or a skilled may soon be able to move anywhere in Canada to find work without more training or testing. Employers will have a broader pool of qualified workers.
- Information about finding housing on this website
- Information about Ontario’s education system
- Information on Ontario government jobs
- Job-hunting Information for youth and new professionals
- Ontario’s Human Rights Code
protects people in Ontario against discrimination in employment, accommodation, goods, services and facilities, and membership in vocational associations and trade unions.
- Nonprofit organizations
Ontario has many vibrant provincial and national nonprofit research and umbrella organizations. They provide tremendous assistance and support to the voluntary sector. This page of our site lists some of the most helpful organizations.
- Resources to help nonprofit organizations work better
These include Volunteer Canada, the Not for-Profit Incorporators Handbook the website of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Effective Organizations section and Consider This! A Resource for Boards of Directors of Community Agencies developed by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
- ServiceCanada is available on the Internet and at more than 600 places across the country, including call centres. It can connect you to many Government of Canada programs and services, including those in: Education and training, Employment, Immigration, Income assistance, Housing, Health, Personal documents such as obtaining a Social Insurance Number, Starting a business.
- ServiceOntario is a one-stop Ontario government information and service centre. You can get help online, in person, at kiosks and by phone, for:
Health card registration, Birth, marriage and death certificates, Driver and vehicle licensing, Business registration, Fishing and hunting licences, Newborn Registration Service.
- Settlement.org is a community-based website with information on newcomer programs and services provided by other government and agencies.
- Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Canada issues work permits to thousands of foreign workers every year through this program. You can get more information here.
- Tools and resources for nonprofit organizations
These include tools and resources to help your organization attract, manage and retain volunteers and tools to help it work better. They also include an Insurance and Liability Resource Centre for Nonprofits, set up by the Ministry-led Ontario Volunteer Partnership.
- Want to volunteer?
Learn what to expect, where to find information about jobs in Ontario, and who to talk to if you want help