Settlement, Orientation and Language

Citizenship Test Preparation Course Program Model

"Since 2008, a new citizenship test was implemented that has resulted in increased failure rates compared with previous versions of the test. An environmental scan from the Toronto North Local Immigration Partnership (TNLIP) indicated that various settlement agencies and other organizations (e.g., school boards) were offering Citizenship Test Preparation Courses in various formats. However, the number was few and several were being discontinued.

Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral System (CLARS) Presentation

The Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI) have launched a project to test the benefits of a harmonized approach to language assessment and referral for newcomers. The project called “Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral System” (CLARS) offers a “one-stop” language assessment. 

March 28 All-Council Meeting

On March 28 Toronto North LIP held an All-Council meeting. The Toronto North Settlement Strategy and Action Plan were unveiled and well-received. We had great conversations about how to embark on implementing the Settlement Action Plan and we had a chance to learn about changes to the immigration system that could affect your services and ability to support newcomers through their settlement process. 

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