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Welcoming Refugees - It is recommended that sponsors connect sponsored refugees to Immigrant Services as soon as they arrive in Guelph Wellington. Settlement staff are trained and experienced in the settlement and integration of newcomers, planning for their future in Canada and connecting them with relevant community services. Service providers within the community may contact the Settlement Services Integration Coordinator with any questions or for more information.
Organization: Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington  
Phone Numbers: 519-836-2222
Fax: 519-837-2884
Email: info@is-gw.ca
Website: www.is-gw.ca
Address:
104 Dawson Rd, Unit 102
Guelph, ON
N1H 1A6
Intersection: Dawson Rd and Speedvale Ave W
Location: Guelph-North West
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * Thu by appointment 5 pm-7 pm
Executives: Tom Lusis - President
Joanne Oliver - Vice President
Service Description: Provides services to permanent residents, convention refugees or protected persons, live-in caregivers, refugee claimants and naturalized Canadian citizens.

Services include settlement counselling and orientation * information and referral * assistance filling out government forms * assessment of English language skills * referral to English language instruction

Settlement Program -- services to enable immigrants and refugees to integrate into Canadian society including orientation programs, language and skills training to help facilitate employment, and programs to welcome newcomers to the community * needs and eligibility assessments, post-arrival information and referral to job search and employment counselling, assistance to establish social and professional networks to promote community engagement, and assistance to access a range of settlement and community services

Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral Services (CLARS) -- assessment of English language skills for referral to language training programs * Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC); English as a Second Language (ESL) * Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment is used to measure English language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing

Translation and Interpretation Program Services (TIPS) -- services for individuals and organizations

Programs and Groups:
  • income tax clinics, income tax information sessions
  • Coffee Talk - immigrant women's group
  • one-on-one conversation practice
  • score high tutoring
  • seniors groups
  • CONNECT computer club

Fees: None
Application: Contact office for a full list of programs, groups and details
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Settlement Services -- open to newcomers who are permanent residents, convention refugees, protected persons, live-in caregivers, refugee claimants or naturalized Canadian citizens

Language Assessment and Referral Centre (LARC) -- adult immigrants over 18 years of age who are permanent residents, convention refugees, protected persons, live-in caregivers, refugee claimants or naturalized Canadian citizens
Languages: English ; Spanish ; Arabic ; Punjabi ; Urdu ; Hindi ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Farsi ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Vietnamese
Language Note: Dari
Area(s) Served: Guelph ; Wellington County
See Also: Accessing Services in Other Languages
English/French as a Second Language (ESL/FSL) Training Programs
Immigrant, Newcomer and Refugee Services

This information was last completely updated on August 2, 2016

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