Welcome to the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration’s (MCI) virtual reading room.
Here you will find links to MCI materials that must be made available to the public under Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).
The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act has two main purposes:
Section 35 of the act requires ministry documents such as manuals, instructions, directives, guidelines and program applications, as well as the annual report of the Information and Privacy Commissioner to be made easily accessible to the public for inspection and copying.
The Ontario Directory of Records is a publication required under FIPPA that describes all Ontario government ministries and agencies covered by the act and the types of records they maintain.
It also gives a description of the various categories of government record holdings including those that are exempt under FIPPA and not available to the public.
Bridge training programs help newcomers get their license or certificate in their profession or trade, so that they can work in Ontario. Organizations can apply for grants that support these types of projects.
Each year, through the Honours and Awards Secretariat, the Ontario government honours Ontarians who make our province a better place to live. Ontarians are invited to nominate people in their communities who deserve special recognition.
This program allows the Ontario government to nominate individuals and their families for permanent resident status in Canada, based on a pre-approved job offer in Ontario. Opportunities Ontario is for:
Application Guides and Forms for International Graduates (PhD and Masters from a Publicly Funded Ontario University)
Application Guides and Forms for Foreign Workers and International Students with a Job Offer (by an Ontario employer)For the Employer
For more information about FIPPA, please contact:
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Coordinator
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
400 University Avenue, 5th Floor
Toronto, ON, M7A 2R9