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.

Welcoming Newcomers From Ukraine to Huron County

Canada has announced a series of measures in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

As Canada’s immigration response evolves quickly, many pathways have opened for Ukrainians to come to Canada through expedited processes. None of the measures announced thus far align with Canada’s formal refugee resettlement programs.

View the details here.

Getting settled in Huron County

Resource & Program Guide for Newcomers

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.

Newcomer Settlement Advisors can connect you to the resources and information you need to feel established in your new home in Huron County. They can assist and provide advice in areas of:

  • Government services
  • Immigration
  • English classes
  • Social supports
  • Employment
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Daily life needs

Based on your unique needs and strengths, Newcomer Settlement Advisors will help build a personalised plan for you and your family to help achieve your own unique goals.

Information sessions and support groups are also organized every month to help you become more independent in Canada.

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.

Finding a Home

Housing for Newcomers
www.cmhc.ca/newcomers

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

Financial Support

Benefits

Children’s Support

Disability 

Ontario Works

 

Household Supports

Huron County Food Banks

  • Bayfield
    – Feed My Sheep
    519.565.2790 or 519.524.1774
  • Clinton
    – Friends of the Community Food Bank & Resource Centre
    519.955.1809
    – Salvation Army
    519.482.8586
  • Exeter
    – Exeter Community Food Bank
    519.235.4104
  • Goderich
    – Salvation Army
    519.524.8822
    – St Vincent de Paul
    519.524.1087
  • Seaforth
    – Seaforth & District Food Bank
    519.527.0281
  • Wingham
    – North Huron Food Bank
    519.357.2277 or 519.357.4833
    – Salvation Army
    519.357.3757
  • Zurich
    – Blessings Community Store
    519.236.4376
Legal Support

Community Legal Education Ontario
(CLEO)
www.cleo.on.ca

Community Support for Families
519.482.3557
www.clch.ca

Huron/Perth Legal Clinic
519.524.4406 or 1.866.867.1027
www.huronperthlegalclinic.ca

Translation & Interpretation

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

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 Huron County Library branches 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

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.

Organizations Supporting Health & Well Being
Technology

Free Computers to Use:

Free WiFi:

  • Huron County Libraries
    Bayfield 519.565.2886
    Blyth 519.523.4400
    Brussels 518.887.6448
    Clinton 519.482.3673
    Exeter 519.235.1890
    Goderich 519.524.9261
    Hensall 519.262.2445
    Seaforth 519.527.1430
    Wingham 519.357.3312
    Zurich 519.236.4965
  • Maitland Recreation Centre (Goderich)
    519.524.2125
  • Downtown Core Goderich
    519.440.0871
  • Bayfield Community Centre
    519-565-2121
  • Hensall Community Centre
  • Zurich Community Centre
    519-236-4969

Fax:

Program to Obtain Free or Subsidised Computers:

Photocopying:

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

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

57 Napier Street,
Goderich, ON
N7A 1W2
Canada

Phone

+1 (519) 524-8394 ext.6