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Ontario Introduces Streamlined Employment Supports

Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2021 09:34 AM

Service improvements will help workers and employers access the supports they need

June 10, 2021

The Ontario government is making it easier for people to restart their careers and support their families through the creation of an integrated and seamless employment services system. The new system will combine employment programs from social assistance, such as Ontario Works Employment Assistance and Ontario Disability Support Program Employment Supports, into Employment Ontario. This modernized approach...

Ontario Resumes In-Vehicle Passenger Road Testing Provincewide

Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2021 04:25 PM

Province to increase the number of road tests available and hire additional driver examiners to address backlog

June 09, 2021

Ontario is resuming in-vehicle passenger road tests on Monday, June 14, 2021, at DriveTest centres across the province. To address the backlog of road tests resulting from COVID-19 restrictions, road testing capacity will be increased by hiring 167 additional driver examiners while introducing extended hours for in-vehicle passenger road tests (class G1/G2).

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Ontario Expands Access to Natural Gas in Rural, Northern and Indigenous Communities

Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2021 04:16 PM

Province makes life more affordable for families, businesses and farmers

June 09, 2021

The Ontario government is expanding access to natural gas across the province to help keep the cost of energy low for families, businesses and farmers. Phase 2 of the Natural Gas Expansion Program will allocate more than $234 million to support approximately 8750 connections in 43 rural, northern and Indigenous communities.

“Today we’re celebrating an important milestone in Ontario’s energy history with Phase...

Ontario to Move to Step One of Roadmap to Reopen on June 11

Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2021 04:14 PM

Improvements in Key Indicators Allowing Province to Begin the Safe and Gradual Lifting of Public Health Measures

June 07, 2021

Based on the provincewide vaccination rate and continuing improvements in key public health and health system indicators, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, will move the province into Step One of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021.

“Thanks to the ongoing success of Team Ontario’s vaccine rollout and...

Ontario and Québec team up for the benefit of the Francophonie

Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2021 04:11 PM

Intergovernmental cooperation will support projects developed jointly by Francophone organizations from both provinces

June 09, 2021

Today, the Ontario and Québec governments launched a call for submissions under their Cooperation and Exchange Agreement with Respect to the Francophonie. The application period is now open and will close on July 16, 2021.

Under this interprovincial agreement, Ontario and Québec, together, are investing up to $500,000 to support projects developed jointly by Francophone...