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Occupation-specific Language Training

December 01, 2006McGuinty Government invests $600,000 in occupation-specific language training expnasion - School Boards to expand specialized language courses to break down barriers for newcomers.

Global Experience Ontario

December 01, 2006 – The Ontario Government has opened Global Experience Ontario, an access and resource centre for internationally trained professionals. Global Experience Ontario offers support for newcomers to navigate through the complex system of licensure and registration in Ontario. Find out more.

Employment Ontario

November 01, 2006 – The Ontario Government has launched Employment Ontario, a new network of employment related services. You will find information available in 23 languages for apprentices, job seekers, employees and employers. Find out more.

Glossary of Terms

October 01, 2006 – has added a new feature. If there are immigration related words or phrases you do not understand, see the glossary of terms.

New Specialist High Skills Majors

September 01, 2006 – High School Students Can Customize Their Education With New Specialist High Skills Majors.

The summer issue of Canadian Newcomer Magazine

July 01, 2006 – The summer issue of Canadian Newcomer Magazine is available online.  The magazine provides free information, advice, entertainment and encouragement to new immigrants.

Newcomers with international training

June 26, 2006 – Newcomers with international training will be able to enter the Ontario workforce faster as a result of a $5 million government investment to help Ontario’s community colleges to remove barriers.

The Ontario government introduced legislation

June 01, 2006 – The Ontario government introduced legislation that, if passed, would help internationally trained professionals work in their fields of expertise sooner, announced Citizenship and Immigration Minister Mike Colle. Read the full news release.


June 01, 2006CANADA-ONTARIO IMMIGRATION AGREEMENT Consultations to seek input on the development of settlement and language training strategies.

Bridge Training for Newcomers

May 01, 2006 – A $14-million investment in new Bridge Training programs aims to create better opportunities for Ontario newcomers by offering better access to jobs.

Five cities welcome newcomers

May 01, 2006 – The McGuinty Government is investing in five cities to help promote themselves to newcomers through, announced Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Mike Colle.

Read the full news release:
London | Ottawa | Sudbury | Toronto | Windsor-Essex

Studying in Ontario

May 01, 2006 – International students in Ontario will be able to apply for off-campus work permits beginning June 1, under a federal-provincial program launched last week.

Health Force for Ontario

May 01, 2006 – New HealthForceOntario agency aims to fill shortage of health care professionals in Ontario, as McGuinty Government announces strategy for health human resources.

New website welcomes Ontario newcomers

March 07, 2006 – The McGuinty Government has launched an immigration website to welcome Ontario’s newcomers and to give them the information they need to start their new lives here, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Mike Colle announced today.

Is this your first visit to Learn about our website and how to navigate your way around to find the information you are looking for.

Skills International

March 01, 2006 – A new website has been launched to help the internationally trained find jobs. can help introduce pre-screened, internationally educated professionals to employers who need their skills.