Settlement Agencies

Canadian Newcomer Magazine

The First Magazine for Canada's Fastest Growing Audience


Providing information and answers to settle in Ontario, Canada.

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Ontario enjoys one of the world’s most diverse populations. Each year, we welcome more than 125,000 newcomers from around the world who contribute to our culture, our communities, and our way of life.

Newcomers are important to Ontario’s economy, and an important part of our future prosperity. Many newcomers are highly qualified professionals and trades people who have specialized skills and knowledge to offer.

Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) collects, organizes, and distributes information, and acts as a national clearing house and referral service to support the recognition and portability of Canadian and international educational and occupational qualifications.

211 Community Connection

Guide to social services in Toronto including child care, community legal services, home support, low-income housing, immigration, employment, and community.

Culture Link Settlement Services of Metro Toronto

A settlement agency for new Canadians, CultureLink is a not-for-profit community-based organization that facilitates the settlement of newcomers to Toronto, Canada.

Ontario Immigration

Welcome to Ontario!  You’ve come to the right place.  Ontario is the place to be, and this is one of the best places to get the information you need to settle — and succeed — here.

Language Assessment

Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks

The Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks is the centre of expertise in support of the national standards in English and French for describing, measuring and recognizing second language proficiency of adult immigrants and prospective immigrants for living and working in Canada.

Centre for Education and Training

The Assessment Centres are located at the Centre for Education & Training in Mississauga, the Brampton Civic Centre in Brampton and at Morning Star Middle School in Malton. Halton assessments are conducted in Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Georgetown.

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

LINC is a language training program funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Citizenship and Immigration.

English as a Second Language (ESL) in Canada

The Government of Canada, in cooperation with local school boards, community colleges, immigrant and community organizations, offers language training across the country. The name of the program is LINC, which stands for Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada.

International English Language Testing System

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication.

Test of English as a Foreign Language

Worldwide TOEFL testing sites listed.