All the resources you need to settle in.
The Y’s wide range of services gives immigrants all the help and support they need to begin their new lives, from informational sessions about their new country and community, to settlement advice and assistance.
Friendly staff and the support you need to get started.
- Do you want to improve your English?
- Planning to move to Canada?
- Learn more about Canadian culture?
- Look for employment?
The YMCA is the first stop for thousands of new immigrants every year!
Here's how we can help you start your journey in Canada.
The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre is the first choice for thousands of newcomers every year when they are looking for information to start their new life in Canada. Our friendly, multilingual and knowledgeable staff provides free access to information and referral services. Click here to learn more about these welcoming centres.
The YMCA Language Assessment and Referral Service provides immigrants in Canada with free English or French language assessment for government-funded programs. Click here to learn more about this program.
The Newcomer Youth Leadership Development (NYLD) program is designed to help newcomer youth and parents have a positive settlement experience. NYLD offers safe, supportive and empowering spaces where you and your family can become active and engaged new Canadians. Click here to learn more about this program.
Next Stop Canada, YMCA's Pre-Arrival Settlement service, offers online settlement information, orientations and referral services to eligible individuals living overseas with the intention to come to Canada. We help participants prepare for immigration and will create a direct link to settlement services in Canada. Click here to learn more about the service.