LEF’s Newcomer Program launched in 2008 as a result of community demand. While LEF has served the newcomer community for over 40 years, the need for a broad-based service was evident.
LEF offers a fully integrated, holistic, adaptable and flexible program for newcomers that combines essential settlement services, employment assistance, language training, access to training, and community engagement. Through these activities, we create a welcoming community and support newcomers to be fully connected with the services they need, make informed decisions about life in Canada, understand their rights and responsibilities in Canadian society, and use English to fully participate in the labour market and engage with the broader community.
Every year, we work with more than 1,200 newcomers. Each of them brings their talents and assets that enrich their settlement experience and the life of our community.
At LEF, we understand that you and your family face many questions as you settle into your new lives as Canadians. That’s where we can help!
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Internationally Educated Health Care Professionals
On-going workshop series for Internationally educated health care professionals, as well as support for International Trained Individuals and Foreign Credential Recognition. This program offers support to Internationally Trained Individuals (SITI), including Foreign Credential Recognition and access to Loans of up to $15k.
We deliver information and orientation sessions in a group or one-on-one format in person and online. The sessions provide timely, valuable and accurate information on understanding life in Canada, Canadian laws, rights and responsibilities, accessing community resources, financial literacy, and various other topics (for example, the school system, employment, healthcare, civic engagement, volunteering, and networking).
LEF’s Employment Ontario Program is a key advantage for our newcomer clients that are seeking employment. LEF has relationships with over 400 employers, maintains a job board, hosts job fairs, and provides work placements and job matches to newcomers. We also offer pre-employment support to develop skills for job search, resume writing and interviewing. We help clients understand their values and skills; recognize and address their barriers to employment; articulate their transferable skills; increase knowledge of the labour market and pursue their career goals.
We support Internationally Trained Individuals (ITIs) to pursue Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) activities through our Supports for Internationally Trained Individuals (SITI) program and assist International Medical Graduates through our bridge training program, Alternative Careers in Health Promotion and Education Program.
Your arrival in Canada is the beginning of your new life. Among your goals are the following: find a place to live, find a good school for your children, find a job, and others. You will succeed with achieving your targets if you learn, improve, and master your English. Our Language Training program offers English language training to newcomers to Canada, covering four areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
LEF encourages the complete integration and inclusion of newcomers in their communities by creating a welcoming environment and providing opportunities to volunteer, develop leadership skills and participate in community activities events. We have seen the dramatic impacts of these activities on our newcomer clients’ confidence, well-being, and outcomes. Activities will include a volunteer-led summer program, community leadership and volunteering activities, community activities and events, supports for mental health and well-being, networks for internationally trained professionals, and staff professional development.
The Youth Program is here to support needs, develop long-term goals and connect youth to appropriate resources where available. Our current program offers workshops, individual counselling, and career options and provides support and direction in the job search. Also, this program provides youth with opportunities to connect with volunteer opportunities, develop leadership skills and participate in community connections. Newcomer youth will be connected with Canadian youth in their community, participate in group activities, lead projects, and participate in events.
LEF encourages the complete integration and inclusion of newcomers in their communities by creating a welcoming environment and providing opportunities to volunteer, develop leadership skills and participate in community activities events. We have seen the dramatic impacts of these activities on our newcomer clients’ confidence, well-being, and outcomes. Activities will include a volunteer-led summer program, community leadership and volunteer
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