Settlement Information & Orientation

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). We also provide information on how to become a Canadian citizen and deliver citizenship test preparation workshops.

Our newcomer information and orientation services will provide you with a map to help you navigate your first months and years in Canada:

Newcomer Orientation & Information: First Few Weeks in Canada

  • Eligible government and community services and programs for Permanent Residents, Convention Refugees and Protected Persons
  • Interpretation services (Arabic, Amharic, Tigrinya, Spanish, Vietnamese, Dari, Farsi, Urdu, Russian, Turkish, Pashto and Persian)
  • Daily life in Ontario (information about using public transportation, shopping, community recreation centres, Driver’s License, and other community resources such as public libraries and others)
  • Income support programs (Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Service Program)
  • Direct referrals to the Furniture Bank
  • Information and assistance to apply for tax benefits (Canada Child Tax Benefit, GST/HST)
  • Canadian Income Tax System
  • Financial Literacy & the Banking System in Canada
  • Rights and Responsibilities (Tenant, Consumer and Human Rights)
  • Community Connections (volunteering, networking)
  • Information about renting a house 

Other Settlement Services

Employment Services

Employment Services

Internationally Trained Individuals

Internationally Trained Individuals

Language Training

Language Training

Newcomer Orientation: First 6 Months and beyond

Education system:

  • Learning English (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC), information and referrals for TOEFL, IELTS, ESL courses)
  • Registering children in school and childcare
  • Post-secondary school system and loan programs information
  • Supports for International Trained Individuals and Foreign Credential Recognition

 

Health Care System:

  • Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP) 
  • Family Doctor, Dental Care referrals
  • Immunizations

 

Government Forms:

  • Permanent Resident Card Renewal
  • SIN Card application
  • Work permit application
  • Study permit application

 

Life Skills:

  • Basic computer literacy training
  • Information on skills training programs 
  • Social Entrepreneurship Program -One on one business coaching to support social entrepreneurs

 

Employment

  • Canada's Labour Market
  • Job search supports
  • Resume supports
  • Employment-related workshops
  • Networking opportunities with professionals 
  • Referrals to skills-based training

 

Newcomer Information: Year Threes

  • Assistance in completing Citizenship &Immigration Forms
  • Citizenship Preparation Classes

 

Referrals to LEF Training Programs

  • Early Childhood Assistant
  • Industrial Skills Training
  • Bicycle Assembly and Maintenance (BAM) Training
  • Alternative Careers in Health Promotion and Education Bridging Program

The Learning Enrichment Foundation is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation please contact 416 769 0830 or info@lefca.org