Information for Immigrants

Local Resources

Central Healthline is offered by the Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) as a source of health and social services information.

Welcome Centre Immigrant Services


Welcome Centre Immigrant Services provide a one-stop service under one roof designed to guide and support immigrants through the maze of information and resources in York and Durham Regions.
Services are provided free of charge.

York Region Immigration Portal


York Region is one of the fastest growing regions in Canada. According to Statistics Canada, in 2006, over 43 per cent of our residents were born outside of Canada and spoke more than 60 different languages. York Region’s diverse communities are a popular destination for newcomers. We invite you to explore this website and take a closer look at York Region.

Helpful Links

Employment Ontario


It may be hard to see at first but your job is out there…and we’ll help you find it. We’re Employment Ontario and we want to help you get the training, skills and experience to achieve your goals. We want to connect people looking for work with employers looking for workers.

In My Language provides multilingual information for newcomers to Ontario, Canada. All translations have been completed by certified translators.

Orientation to Ontario


Whether you are just starting to think about moving to Ontario or have already arrived in the province, Orientation to Ontario can smooth the transition. Our resources will guide you through the settlement process and connect you with your local community.

Settlement At Work


The Settlement At Work wiki is the place to find and share settlement-related resources and information. Access information about:

  • and MUCH MORE



The Settlement.Org website provides newcomers with information and resources to settle in Ontario in 3 ways:

  • Good, accurate, reliable and timely content
  • Links to excellent sites with authoritative information
  • Referrals to local services

Settlement.Org provides an electronic community where newcomers can get information, read relevant news, ask their questions and share their experiences with others, and access a database of community organizations.
Settlement.Org is open to everyone and is used most frequently by newcomers, settlement workers and the general public.