Resources for Newcomers
Language Instruction for New Canadians (L.I.N.C.)
The Canadian government offers French and English language instruction. This is carried out in association with school boards, community colleges and a variety of community organizations.
BALANCE for Blind Adults has partnered with a number of L.I.N.C. providers to facilitate the successful participation of blind and vision impaired immigrants and refugees in E.S.L. classes. Toronto Link Assessment Centers:
- Y.M.C.A., 10 Milner Business Court, 416-609-9622
- Y.M.C.A., 42 Charles Street, 416-925-5462
- Y.M.C.A., 1315 Finch Avenue West, Room 503, 416 635-9622
For the location of additional Assessment Centers across Canada:
This online resource provides information in over 30 languages about settling in Ontario. It can help to answer questions on education, housing, health, legal services, employment, and more.
Toronto Public Library
Library branches have a number of Immigration Settlement and Orientation resources.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
This Board makes decisions on immigration and refugee matters in Canada. It is responsible for applying the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.