How We Help

Become a Canadian

If you recently became a refugee/protected person or it’s time for you to apply for Canadian citizenship, and you feel lost with the immigration process, we can help you:

  • navigate through the immigration process and apply for the relevant immigration status
  • improve your English to communicate with others and take your Citizenship test successfully

These services are provided in English, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, Russian, Dari/Pashto, and Ukrainian

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Become
a Canadian

Become
a Canadian

  • Services for Newcomers
  • Language Skills
  • Emotional Support

Services for Newcomers

Citizenship Classes

Classes to prepare for the knowledge test and the interview with a citizenship officer. Provided in Spanish and Arabic.

Individual Settlement Counselling

A variety of services to immigrants and refugees looking to settle in Canada; providing support in English, Arabic, Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, Dari/Pashto, and Ukrainian.
Contact us for more information.

Application Forms & Referrals

Guidance in completing application forms for: Immigration • Social Assistance: financial • Subsidized Housing • Community Legal Clinic • Subsidized Daycare • Student Assistance programs • Employment Insurance: (EI, sick benefits, maternity leave) • OHIP (Health Card) • Social Insurance Number (SIN) • Child Tax Benefit (CTB) • Canada Pension Plan (CPP) * Old Age Security (OAS) * Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) • Services provided in English, Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish, Russian, Dari/Pashto, and Ukrainian.
Contact us for more information.

Guidance and Advocacy to Navigate Canadian Systems

• Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) webpage • Immigration processes • Interpretation services to apply for financial assistance (OW/ODSP) • Support with subsidized housing application • Support with subsidized daycare application • Access to affordable housing and rental market search • Services provided in English, Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish, Russian, Dari/Pashto, and Ukrainian.
Contact us for more information.

Settlement Workshops

Workshops on settlement-related topics about Information & Orientation, Community Connections, and Employment. Specific topics include immigration, housing, access to community and government programs and benefits, health care, education, employment, life in Ontario, and more.
Contact us for more information.

Translation (Spanish and English)

Support with translation of some identity documents from Spanish to English or vice versa, for immigration purposes only. Our translations are not certified by ATIO. A small donation is suggested to receive this service.

Language Skills

  • LINC
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) courses provide free English training for newcomers to Canada, along with free CNC (Childminding) services and free TTC tokens for eligible participants.

Care for Newcomer Children (CNC)

Free childminding support service available to LINC participants who have children between the ages of 19 months and 5 years.

Emotional Support

Individual Mental Health Counselling

Emotional support for newcomers struggling with stress or trauma, to promote resilience, strength and wellbeing at an individual and community level.
Contact us for more information.
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"The Mennonite New Life Centre and its BEMC program came in very handy for me at the lowest ebb of my life by providing a lifeline and I am eternally grateful for that,”

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