Four Programs to Help Immigrants and Refugees Settle and Succeed
The province is inviting community organizations, municipalities and the broader public sector to submit proposals for four programs that enhance services to immigrants and refugees.
Through these four programs, Ontario is investing over $117 million over fouryears to support ongoing and new, innovative programs to meet the needs of newcomers.
Municipal Immigration Information Online Program and Municipal Innovation Fund
The Municipal Immigration Information Online Program and Municipal Innovation Fund helps municipalities to build online resources to help immigrants make decisions about where to settle and find information to help them prepare for their arrival. The fund also supports unique municipal projects to attract newcomers to a community or provide settlement supports, such as finding employment or health care information.
Applications opened on May 25 and will close on June 22. The fund will provide up to $1 million each year, for up to three years, beginning on October 1, 2017 and concluding no later than March 1, 2020.
Ontario Bridge Training Program
The Ontario Bridge Training Program helps skilled immigrants find jobs in Ontario that match their skills and experience, by helping them get their license or certificate in their profession or trade.
Applications opened on June 8 and will close on August 3rd. The fund will provide up to $69 million over four years.
Newcomer Settlement Program
The Newcomer Settlement Program helps immigrants and refugees to settle, learn about life in Ontario and develop social connections.
Applications opened on June 13 and will close on July 18th. The fund will provide up to $30.75 million over three years.
Adult Non-Credit Language Training Program: Language Training Projects
The Adult Non-Credit Language Training Program helps eligible adult immigrants and refugees to learn the English or French skills they need to live and work in Ontario. As part of this program, Language Training Projects are available to complement and improve language assessment and training services currently delivered across Ontario.
Applications will open on June 22 and will close on July 27th. The fund will provide up to $15 million over three years.