Newcomers

Young male immigrantNewcomers and immigrants like you play a key role in making Ontario strong and prosperous. Your contribution to Ontario’s rich cultural diversity enriches our social and economic lives and enhances this province’s creativity, innovation and connection to global networks. 

Newcomer settlement program

Get settled in your community; find housing, a job or childcare service; register your children in school; and access other programs.

Ontario Bridge Training

Ontario Bridge Training programs help skilled newcomers get their license or certificate in their profession or trade, so that they can work in Ontario.

Learn English or French

You can choose from a variety of adult language training classes to help you develop the English or French language skills you will need to work and live in Ontario.

Global Experience Ontario

Global Experience Ontario can help internationally trained and educated individuals find out how to qualify for professional practice in Ontario. 

Language interpreter services

Supports the delivery of interpreter services to enable service providers across Ontario to communicate with their clients who have limited English or French language skills, or are Deaf, oral deaf, deafened or hard of hearing, and who are victims of domestic violence, sexual violence or human trafficking.

Opportunities Ontario

Gives international students the opportunity to stay permanently in Ontario; employers and investors the opportunity to recruit and retain highly skilled foreign workers; and foreign workers the opportunity to permanently live and work in Ontario.

Ontario Skills Passport

The Ontario Skills Passport provides clear descriptions of the Essential Skills and work habits important for work, learning and life. 

Ontario immigration

Welcome to Ontario, the most multicultural province in Canada, where half of all new immigrants make their home. Ontario is a land of opportunity. It is a prosperous, democratic society built by the hard work of generations of immigrants.

Updated: November 28, 2013