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Immigrant Services

The support you need to help you feel at home.

Immigrant Services

The support you need to help you feel at home.

YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka | Helping Newcomers Adjust to Life in Canada

YMCA Immigrant Services ensures eligible newcomers to Canada receive appropriate English language training and settlement services including assessment of needs, orientation, information and referral, and labour market information in order to feel welcomed in the community and to participate socially, culturally and economically. These services are supported by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Our settlement staff team assists newcomers to Canada to settle and adapt to life in Barrie and throughout Simcoe County through the following services:

  • Assistance in completing forms
  • Arrange for interpreters and translators
  • Information on social services, schools, health care, housing and recreational facilities
  • Referrals to education, government and community services
  • Employment counselling

Contact:
Barrie: (705) 797-2020 ext. 25
Innisfil, Midland: (705) 797-2020 ext. 22
Bradford: (905) 775-3343

YMCA teachers are here to help you learn English

  • English as a Second language classes
  • Reading-Writing-Listening-Speaking
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Free of charge to eligible participants
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment test required
  • Proof of permanent residence required
  • Free childcare for registered participants
  • Monday to Friday

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Contact:

YMCA Newcomer Services
320 Bayfield St Unit 63A Bayfield Mall
Barrie, ON L4M 3C1
Phone: (705) 797-2020 ext 25
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Fax: (705) 797-2022

This project is designed to ease the transition of newcomers that arrive in Ontario. Orientation to Ontario (O2O) provides access to information about settling in Ontario and connecting newcomers to community services after arrival.

This includes:

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Working in Canada

Contact:
YMCA Newcomer Services
320 Bayfield St Unit 63A Bayfield Mall
Barrie, ON L4M 3C1
phone: (705) 797-2020 ext 25
fax: (705) 797-2022

If you have applied to a college or university, or you are thinking about studying in Ontario, International Student Connect is just for you. This program includes both online and in-person support for international students in Ontario.

Use these tools to help you integrate into student life in Ontario:

  • Group workshops
  • One-on-one sessions
  • Handbooks
  • Fact sheets
  • Transition plans
  • Webinars

Contact:
YMCA Immigrant Services
320 Bayfield St Unit 63A Bayfield Mall
Barrie, ON L4M 3C1
Phone: (705) 797-2020 ext 25
Fax: (705) 797-2022

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