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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Burlington Newcomers Club - Mailing Address

Socials and activities including: book clubs * bridge, poker and euchre * canasta * movie nights * hiking * walking * lunches * potluck dinners * young & restless * moms & tots

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.

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.

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 listing 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

Oakville Newcomers' Club - No Physical Address

Interest groups include:
* book club * golf * crafts * sewing * cooking * walking * lunch * Pudding Club * Dice n Cards * coffee
* Moms and Tots group

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

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

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)

Centre for Skills Development - English as a Second Language and Immigrant Services, Burlington - Appleby Line - Burlington - Appleby Line

The Settlement program (formerly Immigrant and Settlement and Adaptation Program) provides services to enable immigrants and refugees to integrate into Canadian society. They include orientation programs, language and skills training to help facilitate employment and programs to welcome newcomers to the community.

* LINC/ESL classes (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada and English as a Second Language)
* Get Ready To Work (GRTW)
* Settlement Information Specialists

* Free Commissioner of Oaths services available - call for an appointment
* Visit the website for more information

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.

Immigrants Working Centre - Settlement Support, 182 Rebecca St - 182 Rebecca St

Provides support for immigrant and refugee families, as they adjust to life in Hamilton. Services are available for men and women. Childminding (Care for Newcomer Children) is available for parents accessing our services.

Services include:
* Finding a place to live.
* Learning English.
* Finding employment.
* Assistance with various forms and applications.
* One-on-one verbal cultural interpretation and translation for clients.
* Support in dealing with family issues.
* Referrals for housing, healthcare, education, community services and bridging program.

Also offers:
* Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)
* Settlement Counselling
* Job Search Workshops
* Leadership Programs
* Community Connections
*Basic computer classes
*G1 Driving Test Preparation
*Citizenship Test Preparation