Settlement Services

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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:
    • Health
    • Education
    • Employment
    • 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.

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.

  • Learning English with the CBC has a variety of online lessons with a Canadian focus to help ESL students learn to speak and read.

  • 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 Labprovides 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.

Youth.ca is a portal for newcomer youth. Explore articles and videos on issues that matter to you such as:

  • Canadian culture
  • Education
  • Work
  • Settlement

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.

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