Newcomer Events

Settlement Services for Newcomers to Canada

A settlement worker is available in the library to meet with newcomers to help them settle and integrate into their new community.  Information is provided on education, healthcare, housing, jobs, translation services, citizenship application forms and more.

  • Every Monday
    9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Glen Abbey Branch
    To make an appointment  call HMC Connections at 905-842-2486 ext. 245.
  • Every Thursday
    9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
    To make an appointment, call HMC Connections at 905-842-2486 X267. Mandarin speakers please call 905-842-2486 x257.

Age: 18Y+
Drop-ins welcome too.
Please check for holiday closures.

Newcomer Conversation Circle

Join us in the library every Wednesday. Improve your English conversation skills in a relaxed atmosphere and build your speaking confidence. Come out and share your experiences, learn about your community and discover what the library has to offer! Certificates awarded for participation.

Every Wednesday
7 – 8:30 pm
Glen Abbey Branch
Age: 18Y+

Register by calling  Centre for Skills Development
905-336-5444 ext. 102

Citizenship Information Session

This session will help you learn about new regulations and forms for Canadian citizenship. Find out about the documents you will need and how to check the status of your application online. Get valuable tips on preparing for the citizenship test.

  • Tuesday, April 2
  • Tuesday, May 7
  • Tuesday, June 4
  • Tuesday, July 2
  • Tuesday, August 6

5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free
Age: 18Y+

To register call HMC at 905-464-3222

Immigration Updates in Mandarin

Learn about new Canadian immigration policies and regulations. Topics include: general guidelines for Permanent Resident application, PR Card renewal, and general guidelines for Canadian Citizenship application, questions, and answers. Conducted in Mandarin.

  • Wednesday, April 3
  • Wednesday, August 7

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free
Age: 18Y+

To register call Halton Multicultural Council Connections at 905-842-2486 ext. 257 or email