Newcomer Events

Citizenship Information Session

This information session will help you learn about the 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 how to prepare for the citizenship test. All questions on the citizenship process welcome. Workshops are held once a month.

First Tuesday of the month (Jan 8, Feb 5, Mar 5)

5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Woodside Branch

Free

Age: 18Y+

To register, call HMC Connections at 905-464-3222

 

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.

Free
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
Free
Age: 18Y+

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

Newcomer Youth Tutoring

Free one-on-one tutoring for newcomer youth between 11-19 years old (grades 6-12). Volunteer tutors help students complete homework assignments and assist with essay writing. Subject-specific tutoring (e.g. math, science) is also offered.

  • Thursdays, January 10 – March 7
  • Thursdays, March 21 – June 13

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free
Age: 11Y-19Y

To register call Halton Multicultural Council Connections at 905-464-5778.

Introduction to Computers

This hands-on workshop is designed to help newcomers enhance their computer literacy skills through the introduction of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Thursdays, January 17 – March 7

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free/8 classes
Age: 18Y+

To register call Halton Multicultural Council Connections at 905-842-2486 x.241

Introduction to the Canadian Tax System

This session helps you prepare for your annual tax filing. Topics include what you can claim on your tax returns, filing your taxes, dates to remember, and RRSP contributions.

Tuesday, February 19
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free
Age: 18Y+

Call the Newcomer Information Centre to register at 905-875-3851 x.5008


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