Newcomer Settlement Services

Programs that help newly arrived immigrant and refugee individuals or families make the adjustment to their new home and community. Services may include reception upon arrival; provision of a "welcome kit" of immediate necessities and information; collection and provision of household goods; cultural orientation and ESL or FSL classes; and assistance in locating housing and employment, using public transportation and identifying other needed services.

 

Services

Provides a range of services to support newcomers get settled in Canada.

Settlement counsellors assist newcomer families with the following:

The administrative offices of Skills for Change.

Provides settlement services, language training, skills upgrading and employment preparation to newcomers, immigrants and refugees.

An immigration and newcomer program designed for 2S-LGBTQIA+ youth who are newcomers to Hamilton .

Services include:

Provides housing and resettlement support for refugee claimants.

This includes:

A non-profit agency that provides housing and resettlement support for Refugee Claimants in Hamilton.

Location of Micah House, a non-profit agency that provides housing and resettlement support for Refugee Claimants in Hamilton.

Offers a variety of services to assist immigrants and arrived refugee claimants in Hamilton.

Services include:

  • translation
  • art classes
  • sport programs
  • referral to community resources
  • social events

Office and community space for the Columbian Refugees Association.

A non-profit agency that assists newly arrived refugee claimants to improve life, knowledge and understanding of settling and integration into Canadian society.

Offers settlement services for Afghan newcomers to Hamilton and helps vulnerable newcomers who face additional adaptation barriers to successfully integrate into the Canadian society by offering specialized programs and services.

Location of the Afghan Association of Hamilton, a community organization that offers settlement services for Afghan newcomers to Hamilton.

A community organization that offers settlement services for Afghan newcomers to Hamilton.

Office of the Centre for Spanish-Speaking Peoples: A non-profit, charitable organization that offers a variety of services to new Spanish immigrants.

A non-profit, charitable organization that offers a variety of services to new Spanish immigrants.

Hamilton Mountain Location of the Immigrants Working Centre in Hamilton.  Provides orientation and settlement, English Language training, employment-related services, and community connections for immigrants and newcomers. 

East Hamilton Location of the Immigrants Working Centre in Hamilton.  Provides orientation and settlement, English Language training, employment-related services, and community connections for immigrants and newcomers. 

Downtown East Location of the Immigrants Working Centre in Hamilton.  Provides orientation and settlement, English Language training, employment-related services, and community connections for immigrants and newcomers. 

Main Office of the Immigrants Working Centre in Hamilton.  Provides orientation and settlement, English Language training, employment-related services, and community connections for immigrants and newcomers. 

Provides orientation and settlement services to newcomers.  Delivers in-person and online services in 16 languages at 4 locations in Hamilton.

Provides support for newcomers who are pregnant or with a newborn child.  Services include:

Provides support for newcomers to adjust to their life in Canada.  Service includes referrals to other community services and resources.  Program funding provided the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade.

Provides support to newcomers to settle into their life in Canada and connect with their local community.

Services include:

An immigration and settlement program designed for newcomer women, youth, and 2SLGBTQ+ youth.

Services include:

An inter-professional approach to ensuring the healthy settlement of newcomer communities in Hamilton. Individuals may receive help with forms completion and accessing education, housing, or employment. Health promotion group and individual activities are also provided.

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