Newcomer Settlement

If you are a newcomer to Canada, you can get free settlement services. Please call the Newcomer Settlement Advisor for Huron County to make an appointment at 226-973-7572.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada funds the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario to provide newcomer settlement services. Settlement advisors support newcomers to Canada as they settle.

The information below with help you to settle in Huron County

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COVID-19 Information (in many languages)
Preventing COVID-19 at Work (in many languages)

Spanish Resources

Arabic Resources

Urdu Resources

Tagalog Resources

Gujarati Resources

Mental Health Resources

There are resources in many languages with information about mental illness. These resources are for newcomers and service providers who support newcomers.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Resources

Government of Canada Mental Health Video

Resource & Program Guide for Newcomers (in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Urdu)

The Diversity and Inclusion Resource Guide is a collaboration between Huron County Children’s Services and the Huron County Local Immigration Partnership to offer service providers ready access to a wide array of information to support newcomers and children—prenatal to age six—and their families.

Download the English version here.

Download the Spanish version here.

Download the Arabic version here.

Download the Urdu version here.

Settlement Services

If you are a newcomer to Canada, you can get free settlement services. Please call the Newcomer Settlement Advisor for Huron County to make an appointment at 226-973-7572.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada funds the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario to provide newcomer settlement services. Settlement advisors support newcomers to Canada as they settle.

Libraries

There are libraries in every town in Huron County. Please visit the nearest library to talk to someone about programs and get information about your new community. Library staff will welcome you and connect you.

www.huroncounty.ca/library/about/branch-locations

Learning English

The Centres for Employment and Learning offer English language classes for newcomer. Please visit:

www.thecentreforemploymentandlearning.ca/english-as-a-second-language

Local Libraries also have resources for learn English and some host conversation circles. Visit your local library and ask about their English resources and programs:

www.huroncounty.ca/library/about/branch-locations

Contact North offers a variety of online learning courses, including English. Staff can answer your questions about programs and courses, help you register and other services.

studyonline.ca/student-services/online-learning-centres/clinton-0

Translation & Interpretation

If you require translation or interpretation services, Huron County is served by the following organizations:

Finding a Home

Housing for Newcomers
www.cmhc.ca/newcomers

Housing – Finding a place to live
www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/

Service Ontario

Service Ontario delivers many services on behalf of the Ontario government such as:

  • Health card (OHIP) registration
  • Birth, marriage and death certificates
  • Driver and vehicle licensing
  • Business registration
  • Fishing and hunting licenses
  • Address change
  • Newborn Registration Service
Service Canada

Service Canada offers access to a wide range of Government of Canada programs and services for citizens such as:

Free Tax Clinics

If you have a modest income, volunteers can prepare your tax return for you. For more information contact www.canada.ca/taxes-help or 1-800-959-8281

Becoming a Canadian Citizen

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada facilitates the arrival of immigrants, provides protection to refugees, and offers programming to help newcomers settle in Canada. It also grants citizenship and issues travel documents.

How Can We Help?

Huron County Immigration Partnership is always excited to support newcomers to Huron County. Let us know how we can help!

Find Us

54 West Street,
Goderich, ON N7A 2K3
Canada

Phone

+1 (519) 524-8394 ext.6