Welcome Centre Immigrant Services

Site: Newmarket Welcome Centre

Description (Service) COVID19 -- locations are closed; services available by phone, email or video: Settlement Services, Employment Supports, Accreditation Qualification and Information Services, Language Interpretation Supports, E-Learning Language Classes and Enhanced Language Training
  • call 1-877-761-1155 or email info@welcomecentre.ca for more information
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One-stop service to guide and support immigrants and newcomers

Settlement and Integration Services
  • needs assessment, Information and referral to community and social services including support with finding housing, child care, registering children in school, health care, legal information and government services and benefits
LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) upon assessment by Centre for Education & Training (TCET) -- see separate entry
  • language skills training in English for work or studies, Canadian culture, settlement and employment information
Enhanced Language Training 
  • 13 week, sector specific language training and career orientation
  • individual counselling and action plan development
  • volunteer placement, mentoring, networking, resume and interview preparation
English as a Second Language -- adult English for life and work in Canada, part time and full time options

Employment Supports
  • needs assessment and individual action plan with one to one coaching
  • pre-employment workshops, information on accreditation and qualifications
  • Job Search Workshops program
  • walk-in job search centre with access to computers, Internet, fax, photocopier, telephone
  • staff assistance available, resource materials, job boards, labour market information
  • transportation reimbursement and childminding available to eligible individuals

Other Services
  • Older adults exercise program
  • Mother Goose songs, rhymes and stories for parents, caregivers and their children
  • newcomer family workshops, health workshops
Partnership of five immigrant serving community organizations: COSTI Immigrant Services, Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR), Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS), Job Skills, and Social Enterprise for Canada
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, also Thu 4:30 pm-8 pm, some evening classes
Areas Served York Region
Eligibility Immigrants and newcomers
Application Call or walk in
Languages Interpretive Services - For appointment counselling; Other - Specific phone numbers for languages on Contact page, www.welcomecentre.ca/contact/index.html
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Newmarket
Address & Map
16655 Yonge St
Unit 26
Newmarket, ON
Canada L3X 1V6
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Intersection Yonge St and Mulock Dr
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 289-841-3032
Toll Free Phone 1-877-761-1155
Fax 905-853-5743
E-Mail info@welcomecentre.ca
Website www.welcomecentre.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/WelcomeCentres
Mailing Address 16655 Yonge St 
Unit 26 
Newmarket, ON 
Canada L3X 1V6
Service Categories All Sports ; English as a Second Language ; Internationally Trained Professionals ; Newcomer / Refugee Settlement Services ; Newcomer Employment Programs ; Newcomer Employment Resources ; Parent / Child Programs ; Recreation for Children / Families ; Resources for Internationally Trained Professionals
Service Category Groups Child / Family Services ; Employment / Training ; Newcomers ; Sports / Recreation

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