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Legal Info Posts & News

Making Sense of Recent Announcements about Changes to the Study Permit/International Students Program

The following information is accurate as of February 23, 2024. Over the last several months, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has made a number of announcements about changes being made to Canada’s International Student Program and Study Permit Application Requirements. Below is a summary of the main changes.

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Low-Income Energy Network – Program Information

The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) is a joint program of the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO). LIEN’s aim is to ensure that low-income consumers have optimal access to energy efficiency and financial assistance programs and to build local community capacity to reduce energy poverty.

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HRTO finds paying newcomer less than minimum wage is citizenship-based discrimination

Second largest damages award in Tribunal’s history BY Aidan Macnab / Law Times / 15 Feb 2024 In a decision ordering the second highest damages award in its history, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal found that paying a non-citizen worker less than the minimum wage is a form of citizenship-based discrimination.

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Events

TNO Seniors Health and Wellness Fair 2024

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Seniors Active Living Fair – hosted by SRCHC

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WoodGreen Community Wellness Event

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