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YMCA Newcomer Services

YMCA Newcomer 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.

Settlement Services
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 counseling

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

Learn English
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
fax: (705) 797-2022