Living in Canada

Newcomer Support App

Provide virtual tools to better support immigrants and refugees who are settled or settling in Ontario. Developed in partnership with iCent.

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.

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.

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.
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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.

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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.
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Information and Orientation

• Life in Canada • Immigration • Worker Rights and Responsibilities • Housing • Tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities • Education and Training • Community and Government services/benefits • Health • Language (LINC/ESL) • Services provided in English, Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish, Russian, Dari/Pashto, and Ukrainian.
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Citizenship Classes

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

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.