Newcomer Resources

May 14, 2020


How the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is affecting immigration, refugees, citizenship and passport services: visitors, foreign workers and students 


Persons with Precarious Status 

Toolkit for Supporting Refugee Claimants and Non-Status Persons during COVID-19 

Resource for Uninsured Patients in Toronto During COVID-19 



Ministry of Health has developed Q & A sheet about COVIC-19 in multiple languages: 

Mental Health Resource Hub for Chinese Canadians and others affected by the COVID-19 pandemic 



COVID-19 Resources for Non-Status Women 


Violence at Home 

Domestic Violence Toolkit for Frontline Staff 


City of Toronto Resource Page for “Violence at Home” 


Home Delivery for Vulnerable Persons 

Friendly Neighbour Hotline (Organized by University Health Network’s OpenLab): 
Service to help seniors in low-income housing pick up essentials like groceries and household items. Hotline available in 180 languages: 1 855 581 9580 


Red Cross Home Delivery Call Centre: 1 833 204 9952 



Housing Security for Black Tenants COVID-19 




Tech Devices and WiFi 

The RCTech OUTREACH program provides low income individuals with affordable computer packages 


WIFI Access for Everyone- Shaw Communications’ Go WiFi finder:   




Free Interpretation Registration Form - MCIS is enabling a toll-free line for free immediate interpretation services to support Non-English or Limited English speakers affected by the COVID-19 crisis.  


Internationally Trained Health Care Workers 

Call for Skilled Frontline Health Care Workers - If you are retired, non-active, internationally educated, or a student in health care, please visit: 


International Students 

Flexibility in post-graduation work permit rules to help international students – New Release Gov’t of Canada May 14, 2020 

Canada making major study and work visa change for fall 2020 – CIC News, May 15, 2020 

Newcomer Resources

April 15, 2020



Toolkit for Supporting Refugee Claimants and Non-Status Persons during COVID-19


Health Care for Uninsured Persons during COVID-19



For questions about identification requirements for any service provided by the City of Toronto, call 311.


You do not need to provide any personal information when asking for this service.


Translate option at the bottom of the City of Toronto website - Translate the information into 51 different languages.

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