Newcomers Employment -Employment

There are many services, offered by the federal government of Canada, provincial governments, as well as community agencies and private companies that are dedicated to helping Newcomers to Canada integrate as members of their community and find meaningful employment. Employment resource centres within your community can offer information and assistance to help with many aspects of employment. Resources range from information on how to apply for employment insurance benefits from the government of Canada, to job and skills training information, Resume writing, interview preparation, and Job listings. Job-specific language training is also available. We know that being new to Canada and unemployed can be overwhelming, and you may not know the best place to start in finding a job. Luckily, we have the resources that can help.
Job specific. Doing so enables newcomers to better integrate as members of their community, find employment in their chosen field, or source employment within higher skilled/paying jobs.

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Circle of Friends for Newcomers Hamilton

Assists resettlement in the Hamilton area by providing English classes, language training and LINC child care for women and men who otherwise might face barriers.

Hamilton Association for Residential and Recreational Redevelopment Programs - HARRRP, St. Peter's Community Centre - St. Peter's Community Centre

A community centre providing free programs and services to help residents deal with the impact of poverty and other challenges.

Programs include:
* Aikido martial art
* ASL Club of Hamilton
* Ceramics
* Contra Dancing
* Hamilton Art Society Art Class
* Hamilton Sings
* Women's Aerobics
* Hatha Yoga
* Laughter Yoga
* Line Dancing
* Meditation and Mindfulness
* Molly Dancing
* Tai Chi
* Nar-Anon
* Pottery
* Seniors Programs
* Social Colouring

HMC Connections - HMC Connections, Burlington Office - Burlington Office

Community Settlement program provides services to enable newcomers to integrate into Canadian society through the delivery of orientation programs, citizenship workshops, language and skills training programs, and programs to welcome newcomers to the community

Referral to Community Services connects clients with specific settlement needs to services available in the community

Interpretation/Translation assists newcomers who require extra assistance in communicating in one of the official languages in their day-to-day lives * Interpreters work with clients in a variety of situations, including assessments, consultations, intakes and meetings * provide numerous written translations, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, identification cards and other legal documents

Solution-Focused Counselling provides short-term guidance and support to clients who encounter difficulties in adjusting to life in Canada and assists them in overcoming these challenges

Employment Related Services prepares clients to seek employment actively by helping to obtain required education certification and/or trade documents that would facilitate job placement

Job Search Workshops (JSW): offered at Oakville and Milton locations * Burlington Job Search Workshops offered at the Centre for Skills Development, for more information see separate record here.

Other Locations:
Oakville: 1092 Speers Rd, Oakville, ON L6L 2X4 * 905-842-2486
North Oakville: D-11 380 Dundas St E, Oakville, ON L6H 6Z9 * 905-257-1555
Milton: Milton Community Resource Centre, 310 Main St E, Milton, ON L9T 0P4 * 905-864-6565

YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, and Brantford - Newcomer Information & Orientation Services, Hamilton Central - Newcomer Information & Orientation Services - Hamilton Central - Newcomer Information & Orientation Services

Provides essential skills, resources and knowledge to individuals who require assistance with employment planning, preparation, training, lifelong learning or settling in their new community.

YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, and Brantford - Newcomer Youth Centre

A youth centre for newcomers that provides one-on-one settlement support.
Services include:
- Information & referrals to appropriate community-based services, programs & resources.
- Facilitated access to group information sessions on a variety of topics like financial literacy, employment services, and getting to know the community
- English conversation circles
- Other group activities for newcomer youth like peer mentorship groups, homework clubs, volunteer club, sport and recreation activities and local trips
- Assistance to help newcomer youth establish new social connections and network with their peers

Mohawk College - Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) – Youth Video and Photography Projects

Students learn English and essential skills through group work on multi-media projects. Participation prepares students for post-secondary education and the workplace.

Youth Photography Project: Levels 2-3
Youth Video Project: Levels 4-6

YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, and Brantford - Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) - 25 Main St - Newcomer Settlement Program

Workers are qualified to facilitate integration into the local education system and community.
* Offer settlement support and referrals to school and community resources
* Encourage relationship building with school staff and fellow students and will facilitate this process
* Provide information on how the Hamilton school system works

YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, and Brantford - Newcomer Settlement Program - 25 Main St - Newcomer Settlement Program

Provides services for individuals and families, including orientation to the city and the Canadian way of life.

Services include:
* Information and referral
* Assistance with securing housing and developing life skills
* Family support and crisis counselling
* Assistance with applying for financial assistance and completing government forms
* Language assessment

Wesley - Client Support Services - 52 Catharine St

Provides a seamless service for Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) following their work with the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP)

Wesley - Resettlement Assistance Program - 52 Catharine St - 4th Flr

Provides temporary accommodation to Government Assisted Refugees during their initial days in Canada. RAP services are delivered within 4-6 weeks upon arrival in Hamilton.

Services include:
Temporary accommodation
Community and financial orientations
Introduction to rights and responsibilities
Opening bank accounts, assistance with securing permanent accommodation
Applying for utilities, linking GARs to federal and provincial programs
Needs Assessments and providing referrals to other settlement programs and services.

YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, and Brantford - Newcomer Information & Orientation Services, Stoney Creek - Lower - Newcomer Information & Orientation Services - Stoney Creek - Lower - Newcomer Information & Orientation Services

Provides essential skills, resources and knowledge to individuals who require assistance with employment planning, preparation, training, lifelong learning or settling in their new community.

Micah House

Provides safe shelter and community for newly arrived refugee claimants as they transition into the broader Hamilton community. Receives refugees from all nations, irrespective of ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or political ideology.