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How we help: Programs & Services

Living in Canada

Helping you on your newcomer journey as you take your first steps in Canada

 

Pour des services d’établissement en français et/ou la formation linguistique en français, veuillez trouver des services gratuits pour les nouveaux arrivants près de chez vous. | If you wish to access French language training and/or French settlement services, please find free newcomer services near you.

PROGRAMS

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.

SERVICES

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, Dari, Mandarin, Pashto, and Spanish.
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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.

Citizenship Classes

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

Community of Care App

A digital tool for those seeking wellness support. Keep track of your wellness levels through self-assessments, learn how stress affects your brain and body, practice coping strategies through exercises and videos, share valuable links, inspiring stories, and uplifting outcomes with peers in your community.

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, Dari, Mandarin, Pashto, and Spanish.
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Individual Settlement Counselling

A variety of services to immigrants and refugees looking to settle in Canada. Services provided in English, Arabic, Dari, Mandarin, Pashto, and Spanish.
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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, Dari, Mandarin, Pashto, and Spanish.
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Kibbi App

Kibbi is a mobile app and online job board that provides job seekers with the best opportunities in their local area. Find jobs & resources near you on a map. Receive job alerts & direct invitations from local businesses. View job descriptions and chat with employers in 60 languages. Write your resume and cover letter in seconds.

Newcomer Support App

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

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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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.

PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS

The Supporting Family Connections Service is run by the Catholic Children’s Aid Society and MNLCT’s Community Mental Health team.
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The Workplace Communication in Canada (WCC) program helps upgrade career skills and improve interpersonal communication in the Canadian workplace.
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