Newcomer Resources

Jan 22, 2021


Adult Literacy and Upgrading - Parkdale Project Read
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Financial Support for Post-Secondary Education in Construction/ Trades / Engineering -
BOLT Financial Awards application now open until April 23

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Financial Support during COVID for Education

One-time funding to support children, youth and students during the 2020-2021 school year.  Deadline to apply extended to Feb 8, 2021

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Financial Support for Low-income families to access the Internet

For families who currently receive the maximum Canada Child Benefit from the federal government – access to $10/ month internet - For Flyer - Click Here

Instructions to sign up through online portal: Click Here


COVID-19 Resources

Updated List of COVID-19 Resources –
Toronto North LIP 
Click Here


For Refugee Claimant Clients

Webinar: Updates to the refugee claim process during COVID-19 – Jan 26

First Contact Ontario - Canadian Red Cross Click Here


For Permanent Residents (PR Status)

Maintaining permanent residency in Canada - Online Info session with Downtown Legal Services - Jan 28

Webinar Registration - Zoom Click Here


Confronting Anti-Black Racism

Confronting Anti-Black Racism Council Advisory Committee

Applications now open

Toronto Public Appointments - Agency Profile - Click Here



Seneca Winter Career Fair: Feb 1 – 5

2021 Winter Virtual Career Fair - Seneca - Toronto, Canada ( Click Here


Legal Information/ Worker’s Rights during COVID-19

Workers Action Centre | Organizing for Fair Employment - Click Here

Hotline: 416 531 0778; 1 855 531 0778


Community Legal Education Ontario

Home | CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario /
Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) Click Here


Community Supports

Community Paramedicine Program – Home visits for vulnerable seniors/persons

Toronto Paramedic Services Community Paramedic Home Visits - Click Here

To receive a referral form for a client: or 416 397 4322

Newcomer Resources

Jan 15, 2021


Statistics Canada is hiring about 32,000 people for census enumerator and crew leader positions across Canada: Census jobs


Public Health is recruiting 100+ part-time Support Assistants: More Information
Please see the Flyer Here 



Refugee Determination System: A Practical Guide – For frontline workers who support refuge claimants

Refugee determination system: a practical guide | Canadian Council for Refugees (


See Canadian Council for Refugees List of Practical Resources:

Practical Information | Canadian Council for Refugees (


International Students

COVID-19: Visitors, temporary workers and students

Find out how COVID-19 is affecting you and what to do if you’re a visitor, temporary worker or international student.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Visitors, temporary workers and students -


COVID-19: Guidelines to support the return of international students arriving from abroad

COVID-19: A Guide for International Students in Canada Arriving from Abroad -


Former international students who hold or held a PGWP will have the opportunity to apply for an open work permit, January 27, 2021

Government of Canada announces new policy to help former international students live in, work in and continue contributing to Canada -


Financial Support During COVID

Benefits for Affected Workers (essential/non-essential) and Families during the Pandemic (Service Canada) - Webinar


COVID-19 Income Support Information - City Of Toronto

Click Here


COVID-19 Educational Materials – City of Toronto/ Toronto Public Health

COVID-19: Lockdown Guide for Toronto Residents - dos and don'ts for residents during lockdown. It is available in English (HTML only) and as a PDF in 16 other languages 


COVID-19: Printable Information Posters & Graphics - Available for download in English and in other languages:


Education / Training

Essential Skills Upgrading- Free Computer Workshops

Intro to Word: Tues and Thurs; Jan 26 – Feb 18; 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Intro to PowerPoint: Thurs and Fri; Jan 21 – Feb 12; 1:00 – 3:30 pm

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Excel: Mon and Wed; Jan 25 – Mar 8; 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Click Here


Navigating Adult Education Pathways Webinar for Service Providers who Support Newcomer Learners: Jan 26, 10:00 – 11:30 am Click Here


Tastes from Home: Recipes from the Refugee Community Cookbook, The UN Refugee Agency

UNHCR - A cookbook for the holidays celebrates the flavours that make us who we are

Newcomer Resources

Jan 7, 2021


Hiring Immigrant Professional Talent

Online Hiring Event for Education Sector in Durham, Jan 13, 2 – 4pm

Click Here


Ontario Internship Program

Interns gain paid work experience as they explore career opportunities with the Ontario Public Service (OPS).

Home (



Free Basic Computer Skills (Frontier College)

Online classes begin Jan 11, 4:30 - 6:00 pm

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Latest COVID News and Updates from the City of Toronto, Jan 4, 2021

COVID-19 – City of Toronto

Newcomer Resources

Dec 31, 2020

COVID-19 Resources

Vaccine Information Updated 

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Resources that now have translations:

-Testing Positive for COVID and Income Support

Click Here


-Follow Up Instructions for Individuals Tested for COVID-19

COVID-19 Testing – City of Toronto


-Information for Residents in Residential Buildings fact sheet:
Click Here


-Face Masks & Coverings fact sheet:

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-COVID-19 Self-Isolation Class Order fact sheet:
Click Here


-Temporary Change in Contact Tracing notice:
Click Here



New Lockdown Measures for Schools in Toronto as of Dec 26

For info on TDSB Schools: Article Details Page (

For info on TCDSB Schools: Back to School Updates & Announcements on School Reopening | TCDSB


Support for At Risk Youth in Jamestown, Rexdale

Pathways to Education Rexdale (Jamestown) – For eligible Grade 8 and High School students to help them complete high school.

Tutoring, mentoring, financial and social supports

Pathways to Education Rexdale - Rexdale (


Toronto Public Library Modifying Services as of Dec 28

COVID-19 Impacts to the Toronto Public Library - What's On at the Library (


Education/ Employment

Pathways to Skilled Trades at Humber – Finish Carpentry

Free 8 week program, 18-30 years + unemployed, paid supports

Click Here


Events/ Workshops for Youth Success and Employment – Jan 2021

Click Here


Programs for Newcomers from Arab Community Centre of Toronto

January Activity Calendar

Click Here


Professional Development for Career/ Employment Counsellors

CERIC’s Workshop Series for Winter/ Spring includes:



City of Toronto outdoor ice rinks are open

Skating & Winter Sports – City of Toronto



New video from IRCC for Refugees on Resettling in Canada

Newcomer Resources

Dec 18, 2020


COVID-19 – Winter Guide for Seniors

For Details Click Here

For PDF Click Here


Stay Healthy and Connected for Mandarin-speaking Seniors (55+ years)

For English flyer Click Here

For Mandarin flyer Click Here



COVID Resources List for Families – Toronto Children’s Services, Dec 2020

Click Here

The resource will be continually updated and can be found here:

EarlyON Child and Family Centres – City of Toronto


Protecting Yourself, Your Family and the Community from COVID-19
Free Toronto Public Health Webinars


ENGLISH - This session will be supported in Mandarin.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 1:00 PM: Webinar Registration - Zoom



Wednesday, January, 27, 2021 @ 1:00 PM: Webinar Registration - Zoom



Virtual Arts and Craft Program for 6 -13 years - Thurs: 4 -5pm

Click Here


Education – TDSB

Important TDSB Elementary Switching (InPerson / Virtual) Update, Dec 15

Switching Between In-Person Learning and Virtual Learning (


Education – For New Immigrants, Adults

Digital and Media Literacy Training

Free 25 hours of instruction, starts Jan 2021, registration required

Click Here



Consultation on making Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades more accessible for young people in Ontario

For more info and to complete the survey:

Consultation: apprenticeship and skilled trades in Ontario |


Health and Safety – TPH

COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet

Click Here

Newcomer Resources

Dec 11, 2020

Essential Needs Delivery

Ontario Community Support Program

Delivery of meals and essentials to low-income seniors / vulnerable populations
Click Here 


Employment Workshops

Employment Standards Workshop

Explores your rights as an employee and working during the pandemic

Dec 16: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

To register Click Here


Health & Safety Workshop

Learn more about staying safe in the workplace and what to ask your employer

Dec 18: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
To register Click Here


Employment/ Careers

Careers in Corrections at Toronto South Detention Centre

Virtual Info session – Dec 16, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
To register Click Here


Education/ Employment

Pathways to Skilled Trades at Humber

Free 8 week program, 18-30 years, paid supports
For a program flyer Click Here



Online Homework Help

Mon and Tues – For help with Math, Science, French, English & Social Studies
For the flyer Click Here

Register | Frontlines Toronto


Public Education from City of Toronto

New multilingual posters on how to stay safe during COVID-19

COVID-19: Posters & Graphics – City of Toronto

Newcomer Resources

Dec 4, 2020

COVID-19 Posters and Graphics – Staying Safe during COVID

City of Toronto has simplified, redesigned and translated a number of key COVID educational materials:

COVID-19: Posters & Graphics – City of Toronto


Health Care and Mental Health

Health Care for Uninsured People during COVID

Webinar: Nov 27, 12 – 1:30 pm

Registration (


Mental Health and Well-being of newcomers

Video by federal gov’t complements existing resources aims to reduce the stigma around discussing mental health

Your Mental Health and Well-being - YouTube



The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) hosts their annual High School Conference virtually on November 27, 6 – 9pm
Click Here


Culture Arts and Media Program (CAMP) for Newcomer Youth

Free, Open to Newcomer Youth Grades 9 – 12 across GTA
Click Here

Will going back to School in Canada Help Your Career?

Read the WES Advisor Blog:

Will Going Back to School in Canada Help Your Career? (


Volunteer Opportunity for Youth - Community Healing Project

Looking for paid youth volunteers (ages 18 – 29) who have had lived experience with youth violence 
Click Here


Bridge to Employment Webinar by Humber College
Click Here

Newcomer Resources


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Jan 13, 2021

What the “Canadian experience” barrier looks like

  • How requiring "Canadian experience" can be discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights

  • Other ways one might face racial discrimination when trying to get a job

  • What employers and regulatory bodies should do differently

  • What you can do if you face a "Canadian experience" requirement or other racial discrimination

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Jan 08, 2021

Unlock new opportunities with JobStart's Youth Possibilities Project! We offer an informative workshops series and one-on-one job development support. Please see flyer for more details & contact Paula at or (416) 231-2295  Ext 4240.

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Jan 08, 2021

Pleasure to share that our YPP clients feel prepared and confident to advance their career after our pre-employment workshop series! To learn more about our workshops and paid placement opportunities, please contact Paula at or (416) 231-2295  Ext 4240.

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Jan 05, 2021

Unlock new opportunities with JobStart's Youth Possibilities Project! We offer an informative workshops series and one-on-one job development support. Please see flyer for more details & contact Paula at or (416) 231-2295  Ext 4240.

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