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Numerous services help newcomers settle in faster

Find free newcomer services near you. Friendly and experienced settlement professionals can help you:

Look for a job.

Get a language assessment.

Register for language classes.

Find a place to live.

Fill out forms and applications.

Sign up your kids for school.

Learn about community services.

Find a settlement agency. Settlement agencies help newcomers and refugees find the services they need to successfully integrate in Ontario.

They can help you:

Get settled in your community.

Find housing, a job or childcare.

Register your children in school.

Access other programs such as English or French classes, employment services, skills training and foreign credential assessment.

Get information about healthcare and social services.

Find an interpreter or translator.

Bridge Training Programs can help foreign-trained professionals upgrade their skills and find meaningful employment in the fields they are qualified in.

The following are just some of the agencies offering a range of services to newcomers to Canada.

• Arrimage emploi (Securing Employment). La Cité collégiale. This program in Ottawa offers workshops on Canada’s corporate culture, employers’ expectations and the necessary steps for internationally-trained individuals to find a job in their field. www.lacited esaffaires.com/service-immigrants/arrimage.htm

• London Middlesex Immigrant Employment Council (LMIEC) Job Match Network. WIL Counselling for Training and Employment. This program provides an integrated job matching network for internationally-trained immigrants (ITIs) and employers in the Greater London Area. www.lmiec.ca.

• Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services offers a wide range of services in Toronto.

• Afghan Women’s Counselling and Integration Community Support Organization, Arab Community Centre of Toronto, Canadian Ukrainian Immigrant Aid Society and African Community Services of Peel offer community-specific services in Toronto and in the Peel region.

• Bloor Information and Life Skills Centre, Toronto.

• Brampton Multicultural Community Centre.

• Catholic Centre for Immigrants, Ottawa.

• Catholic Community Services of York Region.

• Catholic Immigration Centre Ottawa.

  • Centre de sante communautaire Hamilton Niagara. 

• Centre for Information and Community Services of Ontario. York/Simcoe.

• Collège Boréal, Sudbury.

• Community Action Resource Centre, Toronto.

• Community Development Council Durham, Ajax.

• COSTI Immigrant Services, Toronto.

• COSTI Immigrant Services

• Welcome Centre Immigrant Services, Markham.

• Cross-Cultural Community Services Association (formerly Toronto Chinese Community Services Assn.), Markham.

Posted: Jan 4, 2020

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