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The provincial government is officially upgrading the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) to include hundreds of additional options.

The initiative, announced on March 18, has added nearly 600 rapid training programs to OSAP's coverage to help supply loans and grants to people training for in-demand jobs. 

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The micro-credential courses will allow previously excluded Ontarians to re-train or upskill to find new employment while getting support from the government if needed. 

According to the government's release, the programs will also be short in duration and available to be completed online

"By supporting these micro-credential programs our government is transforming Ontario's postsecondary education sector and opening the window of opportunity to those who are looking to develop a new set of skills quickly," Ross Romano, minister of colleges and universities, said.

Doug Ford announced last week that enforcement will be ramping up under Ontario's stay-at-home order

Focusing mostly on public gatherings, officers will be issuing tickets to people who aren't following the rules.

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If you have federal student loans in Canada, help could be on the way because the government has proposed a bunch of ways it plans to assist students.

Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland released Canada's 2021 budget which includes a $4.1 billion investment to help make post-secondary education more affordable and to support students who have the greatest needs.

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Doug Ford Is Now Reversing Some Aspects Of Ontario’s Stay-At-Home Order

Playgrounds can reopen and police will no longer be able to stop people at random.👇

Just days after details about Ontario’s latest stay-at-home order were announced, the provincial government is walking back some of its restrictions.

By Sunday, April 18, the government had revealed it would be reversing some aspects of the restrictions on outdoor spaces and altering the newly announced policing powers.

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On Friday, April 16, Premier Doug Ford announced the extension of Ontario's stay-at-home order for an additional two weeks, along with new measures to curb rising COVID-19 cases.

These new measures include the restriction of interprovincial travel in or out of Quebec and Manitoba, rules prohibiting the gathering of more than one household outdoors, limited capacities in big-box stores, increased enforcement and more.

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