These websites can help you find information about settlement services and support for newcomers to Ontario.
- 211 Ontario provides information and referral to community and social services in Ontario for free, 24 hours a day.
- InMyLanguage.org provides multilingual information for newcomers to Ontario. Languages served - Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), English, French, Gujarti, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu.
- Citizenship and Immigration Canada has information available about settlement services and living in Canada.
- Ontario Immigration offers three guides in 17 different languages to help you settle in Ontario:
- Welcome to Ontario
- First Days in Ontario
- Servies to Help You Settle
- Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration provides a range of services to assist newcomers for successful integration as well as publications, resources and useful links.
- Settlement.org provides newcomers with information and resources to settle in Ontario. Learn about a wide range of topics:
- Immigration and Citizenship
- Legal Services
- Community and Recreation
- Consumer Information
- PrepCan offers free, online pre-arrival employment services to PR Visa holders prior to coming to Canada.
- NIC Online: The Newcomer Information Centre provides free online orientation, information and referrals related to employment and settlement in Canada.
English as a Second Language
Explore these free online learning activities for ESL students:
- ESL Corner provides free online language exercises on a variety of topics relevant to newcomers to Canada: Canadian citizenship and culture, daily life, employment and education.
- 5 Minute English has free online lessons under the categories of grammar, vocabulary, reading, pronunciation, listening and slang/idioms.
- www.ManyThings.org offers quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions and other online learning activities for people studying ESL.
- www.LanguageGuide.org provides a picture dictionary with simple graphics. Place your cursor over an image or text to hear it pronounced aloud.
- English Accent Coach is an online tool for developing English pronunciation skills, focusing on vowels and consonants.
- English Online offers free online interactive activities that can be accessed through their website without registration.
- Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab provides listening activities and quizzes on a range of topics for a range of abilities.
- Online Self-Assessment is a tool based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) to assess language proficiency in reading and listening. The test results are unofficial and do not replace scores from a language assessment centre, ESL or LINC class.
- Culips has free podcasts of conversational English that introduce slang, idioms and vocabulary.
These websites have useful information about Canadian citizenship.
- Discover Canada is the only official study guide for the citizenship test. Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship is available from Citizenship and Immigration Canada at no cost.
- Citizenship and Immigration Canada has information on how to apply to become a Canadian, prepare for the citizenship test, and resume or give up your Canadian citizenship.
- CitizenshipCounts.ca is a website to help newcomers study for the citizenship test.
LINC Home Study Canada
- LINC Home Study is a free English language training program for eligible newcomers to Canada who cannot attend regular classes.
Assess your reading and listening ability in English or French.