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Newcomer Information

Services and supports to help you get ahead

Many of our newcomer students have told us that finding a job, acquiring professional development for a current position, upskilling, and reskilling are the top reasons they study with us. We have created this space on our website to help new immigrants achieve their learning and career goals. Here you have access to some great resources that focus on career development, networking opportunities, and financial support, so your integration into Canada is a smooth experience.

Networking Events and Job Opportunities

Devant Learn More

Devant prepares international students and alumni for career success in Canada.

Employment Hamilton Learn More

Resources for job seekers, workers and employers with advice, grants and other services.

Wesley Learn More

Wesley provides an exciting, stimulating and challenging working environment to a variety of employees.

Goodwill Learn More

Goodwill’s free employment services and access services for job seekers.

Immigrants Working Centre Learn More

IWC provides settlement, employment, English language training and community-connections programming tailored to newcomers needs.

Financial Support Services

Windmill Microlending Newcomer Loans Learn More

Windmill supports newcomers who arrive with education, skills and experience but face significant barriers to employment. For many immigrants, what prevents them from entering the labour market is a lack of financial support.

McMaster Association for Part-Time Student Bursaries Learn More

This bursary provides non-repayable tuition and book assistance to part-time students who demonstrate financial need and do not qualify for OSAP.

Canada Training Credit Learn More

New refundable tax credit called Canada Training Credit, which may be used for eligible tuition and fees paid for courses.

Supports and Services

Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council Learn More

HIPC is a community table that seeks to create a seamless settlement experience for immigrants in Hamilton.

Refuge: Hamilton Centre for Newcomer Health Learn More

HCNH aims to be a community leader in the provision of timely and high quality healthcare services to Hamilton’s newcomer population.

YMCA – Next Stop Canada Learn More

Next Stop Canada prepares you for immigration by providing you with meaningful personalized settlement information about Canada prior to your arrival.