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.

Age: 18Y and up
Tuesdays ( Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2, Jun 6, July 4, Aug 1 )  from 4:30-7:30 pm
Woodside Branch


To register, call HMC Connections at  905-842-2486 ext. 223 or 905-464-3222

Settlement Services for Newcomers to Canada

A settlement worker is available in the library every Monday 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.

Age: 18Y and up
Glen Abbey Branch
Every Monday from 4:00-7:30 pm.  Please check for holiday closures
To make an appointment  call HMC Connections at 905-842-2486 ext. 245.  Drop-ins welcome too.

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.

Ages: 18Y and up
Every Wednesday 7:00pm-8:30pm   (Summer 6:00pm-7:30pm)
Glen Abbey Branch
Register by calling The Centre for Skills Development & Training

905-336-5444 ext. 102

Immigration Updates in Mandarin

Learn about new Canadian immigration policies and regulations. Find out about sponsorship programs, permanent residency and the Provincial Nominee Program.

Iroquois Ridge Branch

July 24, 2017, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Age: 18 +

Call HMC Connections to register at 905-842-2486, ext. 257