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Online Tools

The following is a list of interactive tools or apps linked to from this website. These tools assist with specific circumstances or problems: they can be anything from debt and wage calculators to registration and payment tools to job- and skills-matching tools.

 

Accessibility — Canadian Transportation Agency
Accessibility standards for transportation service providers. Requirements for aircraft, trains, ferries, and passenger terminals are addressed. Includes information about how to file a complaint, including an online tool.

Alternative Jobs (Settlement.Org)
A directory of alternative or non-regulated jobs within regulated fields that require a licence. Includes information about job responsibilities, qualifications, labour market, skill and language training programs, and videos of newcomers talking about their experiences in non-regulated or alternative jobs.

Apprenticeship Training
Information about apprenticeship training and scholarships offered by the Ontario government and a searchable directory of apprenticeship offices in the province.

At what age can a child be left home alone?
Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, which lists information on at what age you can leave your child alone and other topics. Also includes an online directory with addresses and maps to help you find your local children’s aid society.

Automobile Insurance
A guide to understanding automobile insurance in Ontario: what to do after an accident, how to shop for auto insurance, and insurance requirements for other motorized vehicles such as motorcycles and snowmobiles. There is also an RSS newsfeed for updates and an interactive online tool to help with understanding rates.

Build ON
Prepare to work in the skilled trades in Ontario. To help you find a job, this site offers one-on-one consultations with a coach, videos and documents in English and French.

Calendar of Events — Tourism Kingston
A directory of festivals and events in Kingston, including dates, a brief description, and resource links. Also includes separate listings of winter and summer festivities, as well as details on shopping and dining options.

Canada’s Food Guide: My Food Guide
An interactive tool to help you personalize the information found in Canada's Food Guide to your and your family’s needs based on sex, age, activity-level. While the tool is only available in English and French, the guide is available in Arabic, Chinese (traditional or simplified), Farsi, Korean, Russian, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu.

Canada’s Wind Chill Index
Environment Canada information on wind chill and frostbite. Includes explanations on what wind chill is and Canada’s role in developing the wind chill index, how to deal with wind chill, cold weather safety tips, and cold injuries. There is also wind chill value table and estimation chart, as well as an online wind chill calculator.

Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN)
Internationally educated nurses who are applying to be licensed in the nursing profession in Canada can assess their English language proficiency using the Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses tool. Includes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Canadian Heritage Information Network — Jobs
A federal job listing service provided by the Canadian Museums Association and Canadian Heritage Information network to help those with careers in the heritage field. Also available on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and through RSS.

CanLearn Online Tools
A selection of online tools and useful resources to help students search for Canadian post-secondary programs and scholarships, as well as investigate likely career options. Also includes tools to help estimate the cost of, save, plan, and pay for post-secondary education in Canada.

CanLearn — Continuing Education
A description of continuing education with a list of reasons to go back to school. Includes links to tuition assistance options and education savings plans, like the Lifelong Learning Plan. Also includes links to other useful resources and an online searchable directory of program choices.

Careers in the federal public service
Information about working in the federal public service, how to apply and special programs for students and graduates. Includes an online search engine to find job openings across the country.

Centralized Childcare Registry and Information Service (CCRIS)
The official online childcare registry and waitlist service for the City of Kingston and County of Frontenac. This website provides a directory of available childcare options searchable by availability, location, age group, and type of care (home, centre, school, etc.) and program (half-day, full-day, after school, etc.). Sign up to receive notification of available childcare spaces.

Charleston Lake
About an hour’s drive away from Kingston, Charleston Lake Provincial Park has overnight camping, swimming, hiking, skiing, boating and other recreational opportunities. Park information is also available on Twitter and Pinterest.

Child and Family Benefits
Links to federal and provincial programs and benefits for families with children, such as the Canada Child Tax Benefit, Child Disability Benefit, Universal Child Care Benefit, Children’s Special Allowances, and other credit and tax information. Also includes a link to the Automated Benefits Application service that allows for newborns to be automatically signed up to receive all benefits for which they are eligible. Other tools and information include benefits calculators to determine the entitled amount and various application forms and informational publications.

City of Kingston Online Payment Services
Online payment services for transit (bus) passes, pet tags, parking permits, parking tickets, garbage bag tags, and provincial fines. Also registration and payment for recreation programs.

City of Kingston: Business Permits & Licences
An online tool called BizPaL that allows users to search for a list of permits and licences needed to start a new business. Includes business application form for people starting a business in Kingston.

Climate Action Tool Kit
A City of Kingston resource highlighting actions that people can take to help Kingston reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increase our climate resilience. Includes suggestions on how to save energy and be more sustainable both at home and the workplace through food, transportation, and energy choices. General information is also included, as are useful tools to help measure energy use and GHG emissions from a variety of everyday sources. This toolkit was developed as part of the community-built Kingston Climate Action Plan.

Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) — Job Opportunities
A listing of job opportunities available with the French-language Catholic school board. These are divided into searchable listings based on job category: executive and management; teachers; administration and support; educational support; and other professional positions. The listings are available in French only. The school board is also available on Facebook and Twitter (both in French only).

Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario — Careers
Employment opportunities with the school board. Includes an online job board and information on the recruitment process for teachers and non-teachers; how to prepare for an interview; some frequently asked questions; and a downloadable map of school locations. Available in French only. The school board is also available on Facebook and Twitter (both in French only).

Consortium de transport scolaire d'Ottawa
General information about school bus services to the French-language school board schools in the Kingston area. Includes eligibility information, a school boundary map and eligibility tool, contact information, and various other resources. Parents can subscribe to receive bus schedule updates and cancellation notices. Available in French only.

Discover Canada, The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship
An online version of the new federal government study guide available in multiple formats: in HTML and PDF; as an e-book or a mobile app; or as MP3 audio files read by notable Canadians. The guide includes chapters on applying for citizenship, Canada’s history, federal elections, Canadian symbols, and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

Do you want to come to Canada, or extend your stay?
A Government of Canada online tool that will walk you through your immigration options and help you submit an online or paper application. For those who wish to come to Canada or extend their stay.

Downtown Kingston! — Business Directory
An online searchable directory of the over 750 businesses that offer goods and services in the core commercial area of downtown Kingston. Includes anything from shopping, dining and entertainment to accountants, dentists and engineering firms.

Downtown Kingston! — Events Calendar
A calendar of major festivals and celebrations as well as community events held in downtown Kingston. Includes anything from street performing, live music, and food tasting, to sailing and boat competitions, and fireworks. This site also includes links to the event calendars for the K-Rock Centre and the Grand Theatre.

Drinking Water Quality
Information on how Ontario’s drinking water is protected and quality ensured, and how residents can help. Includes resources for teachers and students, a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and an online interactive map tool of municipal water systems and sources.

Drive Clean
A mandatory Ontario vehicle emissions inspection program requiring owners of vehicles to fix any emissions problems. Details how the test is done for different vehicles, explains test results, and outlines the process to follow for repairs. A series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), including what to do if you are outside Ontario, are provided. Also includes online tools that allow vehicle owners to learn the date of their next emissions test, find a test facility, and search a vehicle’s history.

Driving and Roads
Government of Ontario information on driving and vehicle registration requirements. Includes an online driver’s licence wizard tool, details on the graduated licensing system, types of driver licences, enhanced driver’s licences, changing information on your licence, and ordering driver records. Also includes information on registering and insuring a vehicle in Ontario, renewing licence plate stickers, and other vehicle registration specifics.

Employment Opportunities — St. Lawrence College
A searchable listing of full- and part-time positions for job seekers in Kingston, Ottawa, and other parts of the National Capital Region. Includes summer jobs for students and positions specifically for St. Lawrence College students. It also offers a variety of employment services to employers and is funded by the Ontario government.

Employment Service — St. Lawrence College
Employment resource centre for jobseekers and employers. Has information on various programs, such as apprenticeships, the Ontario Self-employment Benefit, Second Career opportunities, and Youth Employment Fund. Also has an online job board listing current opportunities; a calendar of job-related events and workshops; and a variety of other job-search resources.

Fee list — Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
A list of fees that must be paid by applicants, employers and sponsors to the Canadian government for: immigration, citizenship, visas and permits (including visitor, work, study and temporary resident), and for various other related documents and services. Includes a link to an online tool to assist you with the process of paying your fees. Fees are subject to change without notice.

Find Health Care Options
Ontario government website with a health services directory, a tool for finding a family health care provider, information on Telehealth Ontario, and more. Available on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and by RSS.

Frontenac Provincial Park
A 30-min drive away from Kingston, this large provincial park and recreation area features year-round backcountry camping, over 100 kilometres of looped hiking trails, canoe routes through 22 lakes, swimming, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, wilderness skills training and many other activities. Park information is also available on Twitter and Pinterest.

Garbage Collection & Bag Tags
Information on household garbage collection City of Kingston rules. Includes a list of where to purchase bag tags and a garbage and recycling collection calendar (pickup schedule), also downloadable as a mobile app.

General Information — Tax Billings
A general description of property taxes, billing dates, property assessment rolls and where to get more information. Includes an Assessment & Tax Levy Lookup Tool.

Get a copy of an Ontario birth certificate
How to apply for a birth certificate – either online or otherwise. Includes information on the various application fees, processing times, and payment options, plus other useful information such as a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Get Prepared (Government of Canada)
A three-step guide to understanding the risks facing different communities, making an emergency plan, and putting together an emergency kit. Includes safety tip service news feed. Includes family emergency kit and plan videos, a safety tip service news feed, an online Canadian Disaster Database and an Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs. Also available on Twitter, YouTube and by RSS.

Goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) — for businesses
General and specific information for businesses about the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), rebates, and important dates. Includes a variety of information and tools, including a calculations table for GST/HST, a list of e-services (online service options) and a series of videos for small businesses that explain about GST/HST, payroll, and preparing T4 and T4A information slips.

Google Transit Trip Planner
An online tool that can be used to plan a trip within Kingston using the Kingston Transit bus system. Includes information on suggested bus routes, travel times, and any transfers required, as well as maps and walking distances to the nearest bus stops.

Government of Canada Job Bank
Overview about working in Canada. Includes links to information on government, wages, taxes, important documents, challenges, and rights as well as videos and guides. Also features a number of useful tools for researching the demand and outlook for different occupations in locations across Canada as well as listing existing job opportunities.

Guide to Ontario Museums
A searchable directory of museums in Ontario by name, type, city and region, with maps.

Health Care Connect
Register in person or online with Health Care Connect, an Ontario government program that helps Ontario residents find a family doctor. Includes an introductory video on the service. Downloadable multilingual fact sheets on Health Care Connect are available in Amharic, Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese (Simplified and traditional), Farsi, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Ojicree, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.

HealthForceOntario
HealthForceOntario is a marketing and recruiting agency for health professionals in Ontario. Health-care openings across the province are posted on this site. Also available on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

How can I check the status of my application?
Online service for checking immigration and/or citizenship application status in Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC’s) Client Application Status (CAS) system. A set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is available that problems and questions about checking an application status or processing times and information on contacting a visa office.

Immigrant services in your area
An online tool for newcomers to find settlement services in their new community. Includes contact information for language assessment, general settlement assistance, language training and job hunting.

Individuals — Leaving or entering Canada and non-residents
Information on international and non-resident taxes for individuals and trusts. Includes residency determinations, tax treaty information (i.e. Canada’s tax agreements with other nations), average exchange rates for converting income or deductions to Canadian dollars, and other general information. There is also an online non-resident tax calculator online tool.

Industries and Jobs with Exemptions or Special Rules — Special Rule Tool
Ontario Ministry of Labour quick reference online tool to help employers and employees determine how the Employment Standards Act (ESA) applies to their circumstances.

Infant/Child Immunization Schedule tool (Public Health Agency of Canada)
An online tool that allows parents to view the expected provincial/territorial immunization schedule for children under six years of age.

International and Non-resident Taxes
Information on international and non-resident taxes for individuals, businesses and trusts. Includes residency determinations, tax treaty information (i.e. Canada’s tax agreements with other nations), average exchange rates for converting income or deductions to Canadian dollars, and other general information. There is also an online non-resident tax calculator online tool.

Job Opportunities — St. Lawrence College
Non-student job opportunities available on the St. Lawrence College’s Kingston, Brockville and Cornwall campuses.

KED — Kingston is Hiring
Current career and job opportunities in businesses and industry in Kingston. Online database searchable by category, keyword, and major employers in Kingston. Also available on Facebook and Twitter (or follow on #kingstonishiring).

Kingston Airport (YGK – Norman Rogers Airport)
Includes location; hours of operation; parking; pilot and customs information; business airport fees; and links to commercial airlines that use Kingston Airport. Also includes real-time flight information — departures and arrivals schedules and status updates. Located a 15 minute drive from downtown Kingston, the airport is fully accessible.

Kingston Economic Development
Information about Kingston for visitors, residents and potential employers. Includes maps, visitor services, and a calendar of events.

Kingston Economic Development (KED)
Information for businesses about the Kingston labour market, available properties, support services, programs and resources.

Kingston Latino
The meeting point for Kingston’s Latin community and friends. It offers an overview of projects and events of interest – and a cultural map showing Hispanic & Latin American-themed arts & culture, businesses and resources in Kingston.

Kingston’s History Online
A searchable database of materials chronicling the history of Kingston.

Learn English or French
Information on improving language skills before and after you arrive in Canada, where to study, and language training for school and work. A downloadable guide is available in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Filipino (Tagalog), Greek, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil and Urdu. There is also a “Find a Language Class” online search tool.

Living in Canada Tool
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) online tool that helps newcomers learn what they need to settle and live in Canada.

Map Gallery — City of Kingston
More than 140 maps of trails, arenas, outdoor rinks, parks, electoral districts, neighbourhoods and other features of Kingston, many of them interactive. Also includes specialty historical maps, a downloadable Street Atlas, and a Data Catalogue of available datasets.

Minimum Wage Database
Information about minimum hourly wages in Canada. Includes an online tool to search for general wage rates in different parts of Canada from 1965 to present.

National Student Loans Service Centre
Information on the Centre’s role in administering OSAP student loans. Includes contact information and a links to NSLSC’s On-Line Services.

Newcomers to Canada — DayPlanner (Canadian Foundation for Economic Education)
A free online tool to help newcomers learn about Canada and plan their daily schedules as they settle into their new home. A hardcopy version can be ordered or a PDF downloaded from this site. Includes lists of key information, websites, lists of key agencies and organizations that assist newcomers and a section for feedback and questions.

Not-for-Profit Organizations in Ontario
This new bilingual website outlines everything to do with not-for-profit organizations in Ontario - including how to set one up and run one. Created by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade this site offers the first Ontario-wide funding directory that lists Ontario government grant opportunities; research about the sector; and provincial programs that support this sector.

ODA —Find A Dentist
Ontario Dental Association (ODA) online dentist search tool. Find a dentist in your community.

Online Certificate Application: Birth, Marriage, Death — ServiceOntario
Apply online for birth, marriage, and death certificates and certified copies of birth, marriage, or death registration.

Online Immunization Reporting — KFL&A Public Health
Online Immunization Reporting site for Kingston, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) area children. This site tracks children ages 0 to 17 years who attend a licensed day care or school in the KFL&A area. It is used to protect children during an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease.

Ontario College of Trades
The College promotes and regulates skilled trades in Ontario, setting the standards for training and certification legally required of those practicing one of the 22 designated compulsory trades in Ontario. Includes information on membership and fees, training standards, exams, and enforcement as well as a public registry.

Ontario Job Futures
Ontario labour market Information about current trends and the future look of occupations in Ontario. Includes information on finding an occupation, what is a job profile, employment patterns, and how jobs are defined in Canada and Ontario. Also includes an online tool for finding available services.

Ontario Parks
Information about provincial parks in Ontario, including location, events, fees, operating dates, seasonal passes, activities for children, and park accommodations. Online registration is available. Also available on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Videos showcasing the various parks are available on YouTube.

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
Information about OSAP and the student loans, grants, bursaries, scholarships and other financial assistance offered by the Ontario government. There is a full online directory of OSAP aid programs and an online OSAP aid estimator tool. Grants are available for students with disabilities and those in other special circumstances. Applicants can apply and check their application status online.

Ontario Tax System: Credits, Benefits and Incentives
A guide to understanding Ontario tax credits, who can claim them, and the difference between refundable and non-refundable credits. Includes an online tax credit calculator tool.

Ontario Trails Map
Ontario Trails Council online mapping tool listing various recreational trails across Ontario. Find a trail based on location and activity.

Ontario — Taxes and Benefits
Provides a broad overview of the Ontario tax system. Sections focus on benefit and tax programs by type of person (children, seniors, students, women, and people with a disability) or by topic (child care, dental, education, employment, health, housing and legal aid. There is also a section specifically for businesses, including the ONT-TAX online service, a tax credit calculator and information on other taxes and charges.

OntarioLearn.com
A consortium of 24 Ontario community colleges, including St. Lawrence College, that deliver online courses as a complement to distance education. Includes an online directory of programs and courses; it is also searchable by college and Ontario region.

Ottawa International Airport
Details on the flights and airlines accessible through this international airport.

Parking — City of Kingston
A guide to parking in Kingston, including metered parking (Pay & Display), garages and lots, on-street permits, event and accessible parking, and related regulations. Includes various parking maps and online payment of parking tickets.

Parks & Trails
City parks and trails available for public use listed by type: area parks — which are large-area multi-use parks; walking trails — some of which are internal to Kingston, while others pass through; and specialty parks — offleash dog parks and skateboard parks. There is also a city parks map that provides an overview of all the city parks.

Personal Accounts
Everything you need to know about opening a bank account: types of personal bank accounts (chequing, savings, low-cost and joint), debit cards, how to open an account, and the types of identification needed. Also includes sections with various tips and information on your rights; a tool section with online interactive tools on banking accounts and packages, budgets and financial basics; and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page with information including what to do if the bank refuses to open an account.

Professional Immigrant Networks (PINs) Directory
An online directory of professional groups and associations run by and for internationally trained professionals. Search by ethnocultural group and/or by profession. Includes many professions in both the regulated and non-regulated sectors.

Programs and Financial Assistance
A detailed guide to forgivable loans and non-repayable contributions that can be used by seniors, persons with disabilities and low-income families for renovations, repairs, and other housing initiatives. IIncludes online tools and resources, including calculators to calculate payments, debt, and eligibility. Produced by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMCH).

Provincial Offenses Court and Administration Office
Operated by the City of Kingston on behalf of the City and Frontenac County this court processes Provincial Offence charges — these are noncriminal offences including speeding, careless driving and other driving infractions, liquor offences, and trespassing. The office accepts payment for charges; schedules trials; processes applications, pleas, extensions, and appeals; and enforces and collects outstanding fines. A brief set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is included, as are downloadable guides in French and English and other court process-related documents. There is also an online link to the City’s online payment service (for fines), however that service is only available in English.

Public Holidays — Ontario Ministry of Labour
Information for workers and employers about paid and unpaid public holidays in Ontario. Includes a list of the 9 official public holidays in Ontario, information on who may be required to work, how holiday pay is calculated — with an online holiday pay calculator, and other useful information. The full guide to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 is also available online or for download in PDF format.

Queen's AMS Religious and Cultural Identity Clubs
Queen’s University Alma Mater Society (AMS) Religious and cultural identity clubs listing. Includes links to full profiles of each club as well as to other club categories and the full club listing.

Queen’s AMS Clubs by Category
Queen’s University Alma Mater Society (AMS) -affiliated club listing by category. Categories include: academic, arts, business, common interest/social (i.e. games, cooking, interests, etc.), politics, and sports amoung others. Includes links to full profiles of each club as well as to the full club listing.

Queen’s University — Arts and Science Online, Continuing and Distance Studies
A guide to continuing and distance courses offered at by Queen’s Faculty of Arts and Science. Includes undergraduate courses in humanities, social sciences, and sciences that can lead to a Queen’s bachelor degree. An online course directory, admissions guidelines, and other program information is provided. Department information is also available on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and through an RSS news feed. Queen’s University videos are on YouTube.

Register a birth (new baby) — ServiceOntario
The Newborn Registration Service allows parents to register a birth and apply for a birth certificate, social insurance number, and Canada (and Ontario) child benefits. Includes a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

School-age Immunization Schedule tool (Public Health Agency of Canada)
An online tool that allows parents to view the expected provincial/territorial immunization schedule for school-aged children in Grades 1 through 12 (or Grades 1 to Secondary V in Quebec).

Service Location Finder — ServiceOntario
Searchable directory with information on how and where to access many Ontario government services. Covers health, social assistance, business, employment, education, driver and vehicle, taxes, and others.

ServiceOntario: One-Source for Business
All the information and forms you need to set up and run a business in Ontario. Includes details on greening your business, selling to government, obtaining financing, filing taxes, and much more. Also includes online tools and wizards for financing and permits and licensing, as well as a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Snapshot Kingston
City of Kingston dynamic online tool that shows how Kingston has grown and changed over time. Explore nearly 150 years of Kingston’s history using maps and images.

Southern Ontario Road Maps
Detailed road maps for 11 geographic areas in Southern Ontario, including a distance calculator between cities and towns.

St. Lawrence College Online and Continuing Education
St. Lawrence College offers a variety of online courses and certificates in a number of subjects. Also has a full-time online diploma programs in Early Childhood Education and Police Foundations. A full course catalogue is available online.

Student Job Opportunities — St. Lawrence College
Job opportunities for St. Lawrence students on St. Lawrence College’s Kingston, Brockville and Cornwall campuses. These opportunities are open to international students.

Study in Canada
Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) overview for what you need to know to study in Canada. Includes an online searchable directory of Canadian colleges and universities and links to other useful resources. Also provides specifics on foreign credential evaluation and recognition in Canada, including a number of fact sheets.

Study in Ontario —Postsecondary Education in Ontario: Our Colleges and Universities
An interactive online map directory of Ontario’s universities and community colleges.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons, All Doctors Search
Information about family doctors and specialists, including their office address, telephone number and qualifications. Links to a public register of doctors who are registered with the college.

The Job Board — Work in Culture
Cultural Careers Council Ontario (CCCO) job board listing full- and part-time positions, internships and volunteer opportunities in the arts and cultural community. Also available on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

The Ontario Public Service Careers
A directory of job opportunities in the Ontario government. Searchable by region, city, type of job and minimum salary. Includes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Traveller’s Information
Detailed information about roads and highways in Ontario, including interactive maps that point out road closures, restricted areas, and current incidents. An official road map of Ontario can be downloaded from site.

Tri-Board Student Transportation Services
General information about school bus services to the English school boards in the Kingston area. Includes an online application form, school boundary map and eligibility forms, alerts, and news and announcements. Also available on Facebook, Twitter with informational videos on YouTube.

United Way Volunteer Centre
The United Way matches local charities with interested volunteers. This resource includes an online searchable database of volunteer opportunities organized by areas of interest, organization, special events, and volunteer profile.

Utilities Kingston (UK)
Information about electricity, natural gas, and water and how they are supplied and distributed in Kingston. The site also features the MyUtilities customer portal for personalized tracking of water, natural gas, and electricity use by UK customers. This portal includes customer bills and payment history; tools to see how to manage on- and off-peak electricity costs; tools that show how temperatures affect gas, electricity and overall heating costs; and other tips and resources to help customers save money and conserve energy and water. Also available through Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Waste Sorting Look-up Tool
City of Kingston online tool that helps your sort your waste for proper disposal. If you don’t know if something is recyclable (grey, blue, or green boxes) or it should be thrown away, here’s where you can find out how to sort it.

Weather and Meteorology
Environment Canada website with information on Canada’s weather and climate. Includes links to UV and ozone information, marine conditions (including Canada’s Pacific and Atlantic coasts, Artic waters, the Great Lakes, and the St. Lawrence River), lighting, the Canadian Ice Service, and the Canadian Hurricane Centre. Also includes links to weather tools: radar, satellite, lighting, air quality, and water interactive online maps and resources. Videos on how to best use the tools are often also available on the site and through Environment Canada’s YouTube channel, as are RSS weather updates and weather radio.

What to do When Someone Dies — ServiceOntario
Information on what to do when someone dies. Includes information such as: who to call first, organ and tissue donation, why you need a death certificate, wills and estates, dealing with the deceased’s finances, and who to notify for benefits or to cancel services. There are also links for registering a death and applying for a death certificate in Ontario, as well as a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Winter Road Conditions
Information on road conditions all regions of Ontario (Kingston is area 7, Eastern Ontario ) during the winter months. Includes an interactive map with more details, including road closures due to construction.

Working in Ontario — Find a Job
Ontario Immigration Information about employment services in Ontario, internships, types of work in Ontario, and workers’ rights. Includes a sample of sites listing job openings.

World Education Services
A non-profit organization that provides information about foreign academic credentials, institutions and trends. This organization is designated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to provide Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) reports for applicants to the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) immigration stream. Includes a free Degree Equivalency Tool.

Yard Waste (Brush and Leaf) Collection
A guide to the annual yard waste pickup by the city. Includes information on where to take yard waste and Christmas trees throughout the year. Also includes a online collection calendar tool and sign-up.

 

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