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New rules now in force in Ontario around language proficiency testing, immigration, crane safety on job sites

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January 2, 2024
By Talent Canada

The Ontario legislature at Queen's Park in Toronto. Photo: Spiroview Inc./Adobe Stock

The following legislation and regulation changes are now in effect in Ontario as of Jan. 1, 2024.

Language proficiency testing

The Ontario government is amending a regulation under the Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Compulsory Trades Act, 2006, to ensure language proficiency testing requirements described in the regulation will match federal requirements for language proficiency tests used for immigration selection purposes.

Immigrant Nominee Program

Ontario is amending a regulation under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 to expand eligibility for international students applying for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.

Workplace safety

The Ontario government is amending two regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. These amendments are intended to improve regulatory requirements for cranes used at construction sites to ensure the equipment is installed, used, inspected and maintained in a way that better protects site workers and the public.


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