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Newcomer Information

Welcome to Canada

Services and supports to help you get ahead

Resources and Tools for Newcomers

Many of our newcomer students have told us that finding a job, acquiring professional development for a current position, upskilling, and reskilling are the top reasons they study with us. We have created this space on our website to help new immigrants achieve their learning and career goals. Here you have access to some great resources that focus on career development, networking opportunities, and financial support, so your integration into Canada is a smooth experience.

Career Development Resources

Fundamental Career Development Tools
This instructor-facilitated online course will help you understand how to interact in various professional situations.
Visit to learn more.

YMCA Employment Services
Employment services for unemployed and underemployed Canadians including job search, advice and training.
Click here to visit YMCA Employment Services.

Centre for Skills Development
Provides career and workforce development programs.

Employment Ontario
Services to help throughout the job search process. These include resources and information and job search workshops. Visit Employment Ontario by clicking here.


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Networking Events and Job Opportunities 

Employment Hamilton
Resources for job seekers, workers and employers with advice, grants and other services.

McMaster Career Opportunities
Search and apply for job opportunities from McMaster University.

Wesley provides an exciting, stimulating and challenging working environment to a variety of employees.

Goodwill's free employment services and access services for job seekers.

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Financial Support Services

  • ACCESS Community Capital Fund ACCESS Community Capital Fund

    ACCESS Community Capital Fund is a charitable Toronto based organization which offers people in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) low-interest loans to internationally-trained individuals interested in upgrading their skills or starting up a business in Canada.

  • Windmill Microlending Newcomer Loans Windmill Microlending Newcomer Loans

    Windmill supports newcomers who arrive with education, skills and experience but face significant barriers to employment. For many immigrants, what prevents them from entering the labour market is a lack of financial support.

Other Financial Support Services

McMaster Association for Part-Time Student Bursaries

This bursary provides non-repayable tuition and book assistance to part-time students who demonstrate financial need and do not qualify for OSAP. Visit to learn more.

Canada Training Credit

New refundable tax credit called Canada Training Credit, which may be used for eligible tuition and fees paid for courses. Click here to learn more.

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