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New Data Centre To Provide Better Service, Strengthen Security

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New Data Centre To Provide Better Service, Strengthen Security

Starting in early June, the Ontario government's information technology (IT) services will be moved to a new data centre to provide Ontarians with better access to more reliable service and strengthen security.  While the IT services are being moved, some online public services will be unavailable for short periods of time.  To minimize disruption, service interruptions are scheduled during low traffic periods overnight and on weekends.

ServiceOntario centres will not be impacted and will continue to be open during regularly scheduled hours and Ontario Parks campsite registration will still be available.

The following ServiceOntario online and kiosk services, and ministry websites will be unavailable starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 3 until 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 4.

Ministry

Website

Description

Ministry of Government Services (ServiceOntario)

Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates services

Apply for a birth, marriage or death certificate online quickly, simply and securely.

Newborn registration services

A four-in-one online service to register a baby under the age of one, and apply for a birth certificate, Social Insurance Number and Canada Child Benefits in one convenient visit.

Driver licence and vehicle registration services

Online services to renew a licence plate sticker, or order a personalized licence plate, used vehicle information package, or driver or vehicle abstract.

Health card address change and renewal appointment booking

An online service to change your address on your Driver's Licence, Vehicle Registration, Health Card and Outdoors Card or book an appointment when you apply for an Enhanced Driver's Licence and when you need to renew or re-register your Health Card.

Business name search, registration and renewal, ONe-Source, Regulatory Registry

The ONe-Source for Business portal will help guide you to the government services, forms and information you need to start, operate and grow your business.

Searching and registering a private career college

Find registered private career colleges and approved programs in Ontario. The Registration Information for Career Colleges system allows private career colleges to apply for registration, renewal of registration and program approval, as well as make changes to existing registration and program information.

 

  Personal Property Security Registration

Provides information concerning collateral subject to a secured transaction.  Individual consumers and commercial customers can search the database to determine whether an item of personal property has been used to secure a loan or is subject to a lien.

 

  Renewing or changing an address on an Outdoors card

Online services to renew your Outdoors Card, purchase licences, change your address or provide/change your email address.

 

  e-Laws

Provides access to official copies of Ontario's statutes and regulations.

 

  ServiceOntario Publications

Order books, maps and other government publications online.

 

  INFO-GO online telephone directory

Search Government of Ontario employees, office locations and names, telephone numbers and email addresses.

Ministry Websites

Ministry

Website

Description

Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs

Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs

Helps build stronger Aboriginal relationships, improves social conditions, promotes economic opportunity and sustainability, as well as enhanced land claim settlements and reconciliation.

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Primary website for information about the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

 

Recreational Infrastructure Canada Program

Program member log-in page.

Helps achieve thriving rural Ontario agriculture and food sectors by fostering rural development, safe food, healthy animals and a healthy environment.

 

Savour Ontario

A search engine that allows the public to discover fresh Ontario food in Savour Ontario restaurants.

 

Canada Plan Service

A Canada-wide network of agricultural engineers and livestock specialists concerned with the planning, design and construction of modern farm buildings.

 

Rural Economic Development Data and Intelligence

A community development initiative that helps rural communities remove barriers to community development and economic growth.

 

Foodland Ontario

Primary website of Foodland Ontario for information about Ontario-produced fresh and processed agricultural products.

Attorney General

Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario, which includes:

Provides information about the roles and responsibilities of the Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario and other related information.

 

Assessment Review Board

Primary website for information about the Assessment Review Board.

 

Board of Negotiation

Primary website for information about the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Negotiation as well as other related information.

 

Conservation Review Board

Primary website for information about the Conservation Review Board.

 

Environmental Review Tribunal

Primary website for information about the Environmental Review Tribunal.

 

Ontario Municipal Board

Primary website for information about the Ontario Municipal Board.

 

Social Justice Tribunals Cluster

Primary website for information about the Social Justice Tribunals Cluster.

 

Landlord and Tenant Board

Primary website for information about the Landlord and Tenant Board.

 

Ontario Parole Board

Primary website for information about the Ontario Parole Board.

Cabinet Office

Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform

Primary website for information about the Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform.

 

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Learn more about the Lieutenant Governor's role in today's Ontario.

 

Premier's correspondence

Send the Premier your thoughts and suggestions. And if you have a concern or a question, let him know about it.

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Primary website to learn how Ontario supports and promotes equitable opportunity, responsible citizenship and voluntary action for the economic and social benefit of our communities.

 

Immigration Portal

Provides prospective immigrants with extensive information on the province, on the immigration process, and on living, working, studying and doing business in Ontario.

 

Honours and awards e-nominations

Online form to nominate someone in your community who deserves special recognition.

 

Office of Francophone Affairs

Primary website for information on the Office of Francophone Affairs. Provides information on the province's Francophone population to other levels of government and the public and other related information.

Ministry of Consumer Services

Consumer Beware List

An online searchable public record of delinquent businesses based on consumer complaints, actions taken by the ministry, charges laid and convictions.

 

Ministry of Consumer Services Complaint Form

Allows consumers to fill out and submit complaints online.

 

Ontario Film Review Board

Provides information about film classification processes and how the board operates.

Ministry of Economic Development and Trade

Ministry of Economic Development and Trade

Primary website for information about the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.

 

Summer Company

Summer Company eligibility online form.

 

Doing Business in Ontario Seminar online registration

Online registration form to attend a Doing Business in Ontario seminar.

Ministry of Education

Licensed Child Care Portal

Searches for licensed child care according to community, type of program, age of child, operator name and language.

Ministry of Environment

Environmental Business Directory

Environmental goods and services companies with a facility in Ontario may register on this site free of charge.

 

Brownfields Environmental Site Registry

A searchable environmental site registry for filed records of site condition information.

 

Electronic Certificate of Approval

Any facility that releases emissions to the atmosphere, discharges contaminants to ground or surface water, provides potable water supplies, or stores, transports or disposes of waste must have a certificate of approval before it can operate lawfully.

 

Registering a drinking water system

Information on registering a drinking water system with Drinking Water Ontario.

 

Ontario Air Emissions Registry

Provides timely and accurate information about the discharge of airborne pollutants by emitters in the province's industrial, commercial, institutional and municipal sectors.

 

Environment Registry System

Contains public notices about environmental matters being proposed by ministries covered by the Environmental Bill of Rights. They may contain information about laws, regulations, policies and programs.

 

Drinking Water

A detailed source of information on safe, clean drinking water in Ontario.

Ministry of Government Services

Ministry of Government Services

Primary website for information about the Ministry of Government Services.

 

Information Access and Privacy

Learn about the laws that provide the right of access to information.

 

Access and Privacy Office

Browse and search the Directory of Records, the Common Records, and a list of Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Coordinators.

 

Archives of Ontario

Learn about the Archives of Ontario, start research, look for images, visit their exhibits, discover your family history and much more.

 

Public Appointments Secretariat

Provides user-friendly access to the government appointments process.

 

Ontario Internship Program

Information about the Ontario Internship Program.

 

Conflict of Interest Commissioner

Information about the responsibilities of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner and about the ways in which their office assists public servants and government officials as part of Ontario's ethical framework.

 

Licence Appeal Tribunal

Primary website for information about the Licence Appeal Tribunal.

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office

Provides information about mental health and patients' rights in Ontario.

 

Consent and Capacity Board

Provides information about the Consent and Capacity Board.

 

Health Services Appeal and Review Board

Provides information about the Health Services Appeal Review Board.

 

Health Professions Appeal and Review Board

Provides an overview of and information about the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board.

 

Ontario Review Board

Provides information about the roles and responsibilities of the Ontario Review Board and other related information.

Ministry of Labour

Ontario Labour Relations Board

Primary website for information about the Ontario Labour Relations Board, including history, publications, processes and special services.

 

Pay Equity Commission

Learn about pay equity and employer obligations under the Pay Equity Act.

 

Office of the Employer Adviser

Provides expert, free and confidential advice, representation and education on all workplace safety and insurance issues for employers.

 

WorkSmartOntario

Information for young and new workers on how to be safe and treated fairly in the workplace.

 

Office of the Worker Adviser

Provides free services to non-unionized injured workers and their survivors in workplace insurance matters (formerly called workers' compensation).

 

Public Service Grievance Board

Provides information about dispute resolution services to certain management and excluded members of Ontario's public service and their employers.

 

Construction Electronic Notice of Project

An online Notice of Project application system.

 

Window cleaning, asbestos removal or trenching e-Notification

An online application for window cleaning, asbestos removal or trenching notification. 

Ministry of Natural Resources

Natural Heritage Information Centre Biodiversity Explorer

Provides information on natural species, plant communities and spaces of conservation concerns in Ontario.

 

Electronic Forest Management Plans

An online tool that provides information on Forest Management Plans in Ontario.

 

Control Survey Information Exchange

A database containing horizontal and vertical geodetic control survey data in Ontario, as well as reference sketch images giving details on finding many of the monumented geodetic control survey stations in Ontario.

 

Land Information Ontario

Search, access and share geographic data about Ontario. Make online maps, search for data and catalogue data for others' use.

Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry

CLAIMaps

Provides information on mining claims within Ontario.

 

Geoscience Portal

Provides information on geology in Ontario.

Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Ministry of Tourism and Culture

Primary website for information about tourism and cultural experiences for Ontarians and visitors to Ontario.

 

Ontario Seniors' Secretariat

Website for information about seniors' programs and services in Ontario.

 

Ministry of Transportation

Ministry of Transportation

Primary website for information on up-to-date transportation news and updates.

 

Travellers Road Information Portal

24/7/365 access to Ministry of Transportation road information on provincially maintained highways.

 

Road test booking online and by phone

An online road test booking system.

 

Ontario Highway Transport Board

Information on the Ontario Highway Transport Board, including enabling legislation, practices and procedures and licence applications.

 

Driver Licence Check online

Provides information on the validity of an Ontario driver's licence as well as a verification number.

 

Transportation Information Products & Services

Information about driver and vehicle products and services.

 

Oversize/Overweight Permit Application/Issuing System

Online application forms for oversize/overweight permits for vehicles.

Additional Weekend Service Interruptions

 

The following weekends ServiceOntario online and kiosk services, and ministry websites, will be unavailable from 6 p.m. on Friday until noon on Saturday.  Some service interruptions may continue until 6 p.m. on Sunday.  Services will be restored as soon as possible.

Friday, June 24 to Sunday, June 26:

Ministry

Website

Description

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Primary website for information about how Ontario supports and promotes equitable opportunity, responsible citizenship and voluntary action for the economic and social benefit of our communities.

 

Immigration Portal

An online resource and guide for newcomers to Ontario.

 

Office of Francophone Affairs

Primary website for information on the Office of Francophone Affairs. Provides information on the province's Francophone population to other levels of government and the public and other related information.

Ministry of Education

Licensed Child Care Portal

Searches for licensed child care according to community, type of program, age of child, operator name and language.

Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 10:

Ministry

Website

Description

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Office of Francophone Affairs

Primary website for information on the Office of Francophone Affairs. Provides information on the province's Francophone population to other levels of government and the public and other related information.

Ministry of Education

Licensed Child Care Portal

Searches for licensed child care according to community, type of program, age of child, operator name and language.

Ministry of Government Services (ServiceOntario)

ServiceOntario business name search, registration and renewal, ONe-Source, Regulatory Registry

The ONe-Source for Business portal will help guide you to the government services, forms and information you need to start, operate and grow your business.

 

e-Laws

Provides access to official copies of Ontario's statutes and regulations.

 

Personal Property Security Registration

A public database and notice-filing system that provides information concerning collateral subject to a secured transaction.  Individual consumers and commercial customers can search the database to determine whether an item of personal property has been used to secure a loan or is subject to a lien.

Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24

Ministry

Website

Description

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Landlord and Tenant Board

Primary website for information about the Landlord and Tenant Board.

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Immigration Portal

Provides prospective immigrants with extensive information on the province, on the immigration process, and on living, working, studying and doing business in Ontario.

Ministry of Natural Resources

Ministry of Natural Resources

Primary website with about the ministry's programs to promote healthy, sustainable ecosystems and conserve biodiversity.

Ministry of the Environment

Ministry of the Environment

Primary website about the ministry's work for protecting clean and safe air, land and water to ensure healthy communities, ecological protection and sustainable development for present and future generations of Ontarians.

 

 

Sunday, July 31 (from 4 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., with possible service interruptions until midnight on Tuesday, August 2):

Ministry

Website

Description

Ministry of Government Services (ServiceOntario)

ServiceOntario driver licence and vehicle registration services

Online services to renew a licence plate sticker, or order a personalized licence plate, used vehicle information package, or driver or vehicle abstract.

 

ServiceOntario Personal Property Security Registration

A public database and notice-filing system that provides information concerning collateral subject to a secured transaction.  Individual consumers and commercial customers can search the database to determine whether an item of personal property has been used to secure a loan or is subject to a lien.

Ministry of Community and Social Services

24-Hour Automated Information Line

Telephone access to automated client information about child and spousal support payments.

Ministry of Transportation

Road test booking online and by phone

An online road test booking system.

 

Driver Licence Check online and by phone

Provides information on the validity of an Ontario driver's licence as well as a verification number.

 

Transportation Information Products & Services

Information about driver and vehicle products and services.

 

Oversize/Overweight Permit Application/Issuing System

Online application forms for oversize/overweight permits for vehicles.

 

Commercial Vehicle Operator Registration

System to track the on-road safety performance of trucks that have a gross weight over 4,500 kg or buses that have a capacity of ten or more passengers.

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