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Resources for Newcomers

Language Instruction for New Canadians (L.I.N.C.)

The Canadian government offers French and English language instruction. This is carried out in association with school boards, community colleges and a variety of community organizations.

BALANCE for Blind Adults has partnered with a number of L.I.N.C. providers to facilitate the successful participation of blind and vision impaired immigrants and refugees in E.S.L. classes. Toronto Link Assessment Centers:

For the location of additional Assessment Centers across Canada:

Website: servicecanada.gc.ca


This online resource provides information in over 30 languages about settling in Ontario. It can help to answer questions on education, housing, health, legal services, employment, and more.

Website: settlement.org

Toronto Public Library

Library branches have a number of Immigration Settlement and Orientation resources.

Website: torontopubliclibrary.ca

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Website: cic.gc.ca

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

This Board makes decisions on immigration and refugee matters in Canada. It is responsible for applying the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Website: irb-cisr.gc.ca

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