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Welcome Centre Immigrant Services

Richmond Hill Welcome Centre


Description
COVID19 -- locations are closed * services available by phone, email or video: Settlement Services, Employment Supports, Accreditation Qualification and Information Services, Language Interpretation Supports, E-Learning Language Classes and Enhanced Language Training
  • call 1-877-761-1155 or email info@welcomecentre.ca for more information
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One-stop service to guide and support immigrants and newcomers

Settlement and Integration Services
  • needs assessment, Information and referral to community and social services including support with finding housing, child care, registering children in school, health care, legal information and government services and benefits
LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) upon assessment by Centre for Education & Training (TCET) -- see separate entry
  • language skills training in English for work or studies, Canadian culture, settlement and employment information
Enhanced Language Training -- 13 week, sector specific language training and career orientation
  • individual counselling and action plan development
  • volunteer placement, mentoring, networking, resume and interview preparation
English as a Second Language -- adult English for life and work in Canada, part time and full time options

Employment Supports
  • needs assessment and individual action plan with one to one coaching
  • pre-employment workshops, information on accreditation and qualifications
  • Job Search Workshops program and walk-in job search centre with access to computers, Internet, fax, photocopier, telephone, staff assistance available, resource materials, job boards, labour market information
Transportation reimbursement and childminding available to eligible individuals

Other services
  • Professional Networking Café
  • study groups and networking groups for internationally educated professionals
  • seasonal tax clinic
Partnership of five immigrant serving community organizations: COSTI Immigrant Services, Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR), Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS), Job Skills, and Social Enterprise for Canada
Eligibility
Immigrants and newcomers
Application Process
Call or walk in
Toll Free
1-877-761-1155
Office
289-842-3124
Fax
905-884-3163
Website
Visit Website
Email
info@welcomecentre.ca
Mailing Address
South Hill Shopping Centre; 9325 Yonge St
Unit 31A
Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 0A8
Canada
Languages
Arabic, Cantonese, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu, Interpretive Services, Other - Specific phone numbers for languages on Contact page, www.welcomecentre.ca/contact/index.html
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible ; Elevator with braille and voice/tone features
Topic(s)
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Agency Information
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Copyright
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Last Updated On
September 16, 2021
Address
South Hill Shopping Centre; 9325 Yonge St, Unit 31A
Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 0A8
Intersection: Yonge St and 16th Ave;
Welcome Centre Immigrant Services Site Location: Richmond Hill Welcome Centre
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Hours of Operation
Mon
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tue
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wed
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thu
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-8:30 pm, Sat 9 am-3:30 pm
Service Area(s)
York Region