Programs for Newcomers @ Your Library

Oakville Public Library offers many programs for newcomers to Canada. OPL works with HMC Connections, Centre for Skills Development and Training, and Newcomer Information Centre to bring programs for newcomers to our branches. Topics covered include preparing for the Canadian citizenship test, career building, immigration, ESL, computer classes and more. Click here for newcomer events and links to our complete program listings.

Here's a sampling of our programs:

  • Settlement Services for Newcomers to Canada

  • A settlement worker from HMC Connections is available in the library to meet with newcomers. Information about immigration, employment, citizenship and education is provided to help you settle in your new community.

  • Canadian Citizenship Orientation
  • A settlement worker from HMC Connections is available in the library to help with your citizenship application and provide tips for taking the citizenship test.

  • Newcomer Conversation Circle
  • Newcomers to Canada and ESL learners meet in the library to improve their English conversation skills, plan social outings, and join together to become an important part of our diverse community. Come and share stories, learn from each other, make new friends, and develop stronger ties to the community.

    Questions? Call Susan Cameron 905-815-2042 ext. 5062 (

    Improve Your English


    Easy English Readers

    Books to improve reading and vocabulary skills. Interesting and easy.

    View List

    Improve Your English

    Improve Your English

    Improve grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

    View List

    Learning English

    Learning English - Audio Visual

    DVDs Videos and CDs for English language learning.

    View List



    Books and kits to help you prepare for TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).

    View List

    More In Other Languages>

    Branch Hours

    Sunday1:00PM - 5:00PM
    Monday9:30AM - 9:00PM
    Tuesday9:30AM - 9:00PM
    Wednnesday9:30AM - 9:00PM
    Thursday9:30AM - 9:00PM
    Friday9:30AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday9:30AM - 5:00PM
    Phone (905) 815-2042
    Fax (905) 815-2024

    120 Navy Street
    Oakville ON L6J 2Z4


    Welcome To Canada Centers Are Brought To You In Part By:

    Community Foundation Of Oakville United Way of Oakville Oakville Legacy Fund