100 Free Miles on 407 Express Toll Route (407)

You want to earn 100 free miles to drive on the 407 Express Toll Route (ETR) in Ontario? Well, it is easy.  Follow the steps to receive 100 Free Miles on ETR:  Sign up for ETR Agree for paperless invoice. You earn 50 free miles. Agree for pre-paid payment through your credit card. You earn another 50 free miles.   Visit the 407 ETR site for more information and to … [Read more...]

Direct Energy Offers 10,000 Aeroplan Miles

Aeroplan Miles and Direct Energy are offering a special plan for those living in Ontario to earn up to 10,000 Aeroplan Miles. Under the plan those who sign up for Direct Energy's Heating Protection with Maintenance Plan in Ontario, you can earn the Aeroplan Miles. Some pointers: The offer ends December 31, 2012. The plan will cost $ 21.99 or $25.99 if you have a boiler plus … [Read more...]

Free Goodies Non-Taxable

We all love when we win free goodies at the stores. But do you know that in Ontario, they also come tax-free? With the new Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), replacing the federal General Services Tax (GST) and the Provincial Services Tax (PST) which were levied separately, there is some confusion about what are taxed. Yes, this is something even some stores forget; for example, if you have a … [Read more...]

More Money for Immigrant Settlement Help

  The Canadian government will distribute almost 600 million dollars during 2012-2013 to all provinces outside the French-speaking province of Quebec to fund immigrant settlement programs. But there is a general trend, with more money heading towards western and eastern Canada while central Canada, with the province of Ontario at its core, receiving less than in previous … [Read more...]

Provinces to Select More immigrants

  Canada is planning to increase considerably the number of immigrants allowed under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) next year. According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada – CIC which is the federal department in charge of immigration issues – most of the country’s provinces and territories will be allowed sponsor between 42,000 and 45,000 immigrants will be allowed through the … [Read more...]

Atlantic Canada Looks for Immigrants

Four provinces in Canada’s east coast, commonly known as the Atlantic Provinces, have launched major initiatives to boost immigration. As part of the strategy, the Premiers (who are the elected leaders of the provinces in Canada) of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador and Prince Edward Island (PEI) want to talk to Canada’s federal government about relaxing the cap on the … [Read more...]

More Foreign-Trained Doctors Practising in Ontario

There are ever more foreign-trained doctors being granted licence to practise in the province of Ontario in Canada. According to provincial health officials, 41-percent of the 3,700-plus doctors who were granted a licence last year were from abroad. Ten years ago, this was 28-percent. At present, the province grants about 200 residencies for those doctors who immigrated to Canada. But … [Read more...]

Ontario to Keep 90-Day Waiting Period for Immigrants

Ontario’s provincial government has rejected calls to waive its three-month waiting period for new immigrants to receive free health care.   The Ontario Health Insurance Plan – or commonly known as the OHIP, is Ontario’s version of the Canadian free health care system, and it covers most essential health care bills of Canadians and permanent residents. New immigrants can access the … [Read more...]

Metro Supermarket’s Air Miles Bonus Week

The Metro supermarket chain has a special offer for shoppers in Ontario, Canada (excluding Thunder Bay) with AIR Miles Collector Cards. It is offering more than 200 Bonus Air Miles on selected products. The offer is valid from November 12, 2010, to Thursday, November 18, 2010. No coupons are necessary. You can buy the following for 200 Air Miles. $25.00 gift coupon from The Keg (195 … [Read more...]

North West Ontario Seeks Immigrants

One of the largest regions of Ontario province, in Canada, has started a new initiative to attract immigrants. The 32 cities, townships and villages that make up north-western Ontario have come together and set up a new portal, immigrationnorthwesternontario.ca, to send out invitations. With an area of more than half a million square kilometres, north-western Ontario is larger than many … [Read more...]

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