These are links to some of the most popular immigration-related sites.
Ontario’s Human Rights Code, the first in Canada, was enacted in 1962. The Code protects people in Ontario against discrimination in employment, accommodation, goods, services and facilities, and membership in vocational associations and trade unions.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is one part of the Canadian Constitution. The Charter sets out those rights and freedoms that Canadians believe are necessary in a free and democratic society. Some of the rights and freedoms contained in the Charter are:
- freedom of expression
- the right to a democratic government
- the right to live and to seek employment anywhere in Canada
- legal rights of persons accused of crimes
- Aboriginal peoples’ rights
- the right to equality, including the equality of men and women
- the right to use either of Canada’s official languages
- the right of French and English linguistic minorities to an education in their language
- the protection of Canada’s multicultural heritage
Through the government of Ontario website, you can find timely information to help individuals and businesses make informed decisions about careers, education, employment, and business plans. Labour market information provides valuable insights into labour market conditions and trends in Ontario, as well as in specific regions or communities in the province.
The Ministry of Labour’s mission is to advance safe, fair and harmonious workplace practices that are essential to the social and economic well being of the people of Ontario. The ministry is responsible for occupational health and safety, employment rights and responsibilities, and labour relations. To assist newcomers, the ministry has multilingual employment standards brochures in 23 different languages.
Ministry of Labour Fact Sheet: Federal Live–in Caregiver Program.
Foreign Credentials Referral Office: The Employer’s Roadmap is a tool for employers, human resources professionals, recruiters and managers in small to medium-sized enterprises interested in hiring internationally trained workers.
TRIEC the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council is an organization working to improve access to employment for immigrants to the Toronto region.
Settlement.org has information about settling in Ontario.