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

Free

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

Introduction to Computers

Hands-on workshop to help newcomers enhance their computer literacy skills. Includes Microsoft Word, introduction to Excel, and introduction to PowerPoint.

Age: 18Y+
8 classes
Saturday Apr 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10 2017/ 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Central Branch
Free
To register call HMC Connections at 905-842-2486, ext. 241

Newcomer Youth Tutoring

Free one-on-one tutoring for newcomer youth between 13-18 years old (grades 9-12). Volunteer tutors help students complete homework assignments and assist with essay writing. Subject-specific tutoring (e.g. math, science) is also offered.

Tuesdays 5:15-6:45 p.m.
February 7-March 7; March 21-June 13, 2017
Glen Abbey Branch

Age: 13-18

To register call HMC Connections at 905-842-2486 ext. 239

Job Search Strategies and Social Media

Learn to use the power of social media to make job searching easier, and avoid pitfalls. We’ll discuss tips for using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Appropriate for newcomers, people returning to work, career changers, or new graduates.

April 18, 2017, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Glen Abbey Branch
Age: 18+
Free

To register, call The Centre for Skills Development & Training at 905-847-8345.

Keeping Your Children Engaged This Summer

Children should learn and build on their skills over the summer. We’ll discuss:
• Summer programs and activities offered in your library and neighborhood
• Activities to do at home
• Available financial assistance to enroll your children for summer camps.

May 23, 2017 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Glen Abbey Branch
Age: 18+
Free

To register, call HMC Connections at 905- 467-0231.
Drop-ins welcome, too.

Immigration Updates

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

May 25, 2017, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Central Branch
Age: 18+
Free

Call Newcomer Information Centre to register at 905-875-3851, ext. 5008

Immigration Updates in Mandarin

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

May 25, 2017 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Central Branch
Age: 18 +
Free

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

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
Free
To make an appointment  call HMC Connections at 905-842-2486 ext. 245.  Drop-ins welcome too.


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