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Provincial Nominee Program to Expand in 2012

Citizenship and Immigration Canada plans to admit 42,000 to 45,000 people under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in 2012, including the nominees themselves, their spouses and dependents. This is an increase . . .


TRIEC seeking nominations for its 6th Annual Immigrant Success (IS) Awards.

TRIEC wants to hear about leading employers and individuals by by Thursday, December 1, 2011. There are four awards. You may nominate yourself, your organization or another individual or organization. . . .


No Cost Financial Management Training for CIC-Funded Organizations in Ontario

Essential financial management web-based training to CIC-funded organizations in Ontario is being provided. No special software or knowledge is required. All workshops are delivered live (not recorded).


Study on the Occupational Adjustment of Dependent Applicant Immigrants

Ryerson University requests your help in recruiting participants for an important research study.


Resources – Newcomer Integration Toolkit

The Newcomer Integration Toolkit provides physical and human resources that will aid in the building of community capacity to support immigrant integration and social inclusion. The toolkit aims to support . . .


Menial No More: A Discussion Paper: Advancing our Workforce through Digital Skills

Menial No More: A Discussion Paper on Advancing our Workforce through Digital Skills – produced by the Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC) – suggests that as a result of emerging technology, consumer expectations, . . .


TIEDI releases latest Labour Force Update

Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI) has released its latest Labour Force Update, based on data from October 2011 Labour Force Survey. This report covers employment by industry, participation . . .
 

Red Cross program “First Contact” Bridges the Information Gap for Refugees in Toronto

New resource for settlement workers to be aware of: The Canadian Red Cross First Contact Program aims to provide these refugees with the tools that help them to prevent further dislocation, distress and exploitation.
 

Changes to the Family Class Sponsorship Program

CIC announced Phase I of Action Plan for Faster Family Reunification. Changes include a temporary freeze on accepting new sponsorship applications for parents and grandparents until further notice.

Mental Illness, Criminal Offences & Deportation – Tips for front-line workers

CLEO, working in partnership with Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO), has produced Mental Illness, Criminal Offences, & Deportation, a resource for front-line workers that has tips on how to help . . .

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Event

Developing an Anti-Oppressive Framework
The St. Christopher House invites you to a workshop: Developing an Anti-Oppressive Framework.
Location:  EPC Lounge, Greater Toronto Area
Date:  November 23, 2011
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RFP

Grant Writer Consultant

Deadline:  November 25, 2011 
Organization:  Working Women Community Centre


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Job

Youth Recreation and Community Developer
Employer:  London Cross Cultural Learner Centre
Location:  London, Southwestern Ontario
Deadline:  November 24, 2011
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