July 16, 2012/Toronto – OCASI – Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants is launching ‘Making Ontario Home’, a new report based on extensive research carried out over a period of two years, on newcomers’ experience with use of services in Ontario.
“Putting the skills of newcomers to work and improving their social and economic integration is key to Ontario’s economic prosperity,” said Charles Sousa, Ontario’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. “Ontario is committed to supporting these important immigrant services, which this study confirms remain a priority for newcomers.”
The majority of survey respondents reported a high degree of satisfaction with services, including employment, language training and general settlement services. Services provided by immigrant and refugee-serving organizations were rated highly, particularly on elements such as the welcoming environment and quality and speed of service.