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IMPORTANT RESOURCES

Find more useful information on a range of topics relevant to your new life in Canada.

Settlement

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An online list of resources to help you settle in Canada

A directory of community, social and health services offered by the City of Toronto. Dial 211.

Resources for new immigrants, provided by the Government of Canada.

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An online list of resources to help you settle in the City of Toronto

Programs run by Toronto Public Libraries, which include English classes for newcomers. 

Run by the YMCA, the Newcomer Information Centre can provide settlement support, information, and referrals to other settlement agencies. (416) 968-9622

Employment

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Resources including employment support, financial benefits, and social supports. (416) 392-295

Employment aid and related services operated by the Government of Ontario.
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800-387-5656

For information about credential assessments

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For information on programs that help you work in the profession you trained in while outside of Canada.

A portal for internationally-educated professionals to further practice their career in Ontario.

Resources for internationally-educated professionals in the medical field

Health Care

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After living in Ontario for a period of three months, you may be eligible for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan if you are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or convention refugee.

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Refugees and refugee claimants may be able to access some health services through the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP). Please call the Centre for more information on how you can access this resource. Contact KMC.

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With or without OHIP you can access free healthcare services at your local Community Health Centre (CHC). Click below to find the CHC nearest to you.

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Directory of free healthcare services in Toronto, with or without OHIP. (416) 338-7600

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Free health advice from a Registered Nurse, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—with or without OHIP. Translation support is available. 1-866-797-0000

Legal Aid

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Legal services for low-income individuals. (416) 979-1446

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Online referral service to find a lawyer or a paralegal, who will provide a free consultation of up to 30 minutes. A crisis line is available Monday to Friday, from 9:00AM to 5:00PM, if you are unable to access the online service. 1-855-947-5255

We are extremely grateful to the generous support of  our funders and partners

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