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  • Ontario Youth Recognized for Exceptional Volunteer Service

    Ontario is honouring 10 remarkable young people between the ages of 15 and 24 with the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers. The medal is the highest recognition a young person can achieve for outstanding volunteer contributions to the province.

    Bulletin | Citizenship and Immigration

  • Ontario Expanding Youth Opportunities

    Ontario is supporting 32 projects to help encourage youth across the province to become active citizens by volunteering in their communities.

    Bulletin | Citizenship and Immigration

  • Ontario Making New Investments in Newcomer Success

    Ontario is helping newcomers and their families by investing in services and programs to help them settle into their new lives. 

    News Release | Citizenship and Immigration

  • Ontario Honouring Young Leaders with Lincoln M. Alexander Award

    Ontario is recognizing three young leaders with the 2017 Lincoln M. Alexander Award for their strong leadership in working to eliminate racial discrimination and promoting inclusivity and social equality.

    News Release | Citizenship and Immigration

  • Ontario to Welcome More Economic Immigrants in 2018

    Ontario will welcome more economic immigrants to the province this year, with the Government of Canada increasing Ontario's 2018 nomination allocation to 6,600. Ontario's allocation is the largest in the country, in recognition of Ontario's role as a key driver of the national economy and the success of the program.

    Bulletin | Citizenship and Immigration

  • Statement by Minister Laura Albanese

    I want to thank the Auditor General for her report and recommendations. Immigration is critically important to our economic future. The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and I believe the Auditor's observations and recommendations are both timely and significant.

    Statement | Citizenship and Immigration

  • Canada, Ontario to cooperate on maximizing the benefits of immigration

    A comprehensive agreement on immigration was signed today in a ceremony at Queen's Park by the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honourable Laura Albanese, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.

    News Release | Citizenship and Immigration

  • Ontario Supporting Diverse and Inclusive Communities

    Ontario is supporting hundreds of not-for-profit community organizations to help provide opportunities for newcomers and ethno-cultural communities to participate fully in the civic, cultural, social and economic life of the province.

    News Release | Citizenship and Immigration

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