Newcomer Settlement Program (NSP) (Windsor and Sarnia)

What is NSP?

The Newcomer Settlement Program provides Refugee Claimants, Canadians not born in Canada, and newcomers with temporary status (such as international students and work permit holders) and information, referral, and advice on settlement and integration issues including immigration, government forms and services, community and social services, education, housing, employment and getting connected to the community.

The Newcomer Settlement Program is funded by the Province of Ontario, through the Ministry of Children Communities and Social Services. 

In Windsor, it is delivered through a partnership with Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County and Women’s Enterprise Skill Training Windsor Inc.  

Sarnia

Services and supports in our Sarnia location assist refugee claimants, spouses of international students, work permit holders, and migrant workers with:

  • Preparing for Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) hearings 
  • Understanding options in case of a negative IRB decision 
  • Connections to community organizations and resources 
  • Applying for Work permits 
  • Ontario Works
  • General settlement information 
  • Connecting with volunteer opportunities
  • Navigating the transit system
  • Finding a suitable place to live
  • Providing information on landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities 
  • Connecting with social and professional networks 

YMCA Learning and Career Centre 
660 Oakdale Ave., Sarnia ON
Regina Croskery 519-336-5950 ext.231 (Service available in Spanish)
Email

Windsor

Services and supports in our Windsor location focus on assisting refugee claimants in partnership with, and by making referrals to, the Diocese of London’s Windsor Refugee Office. Information sessions and referrals provided assist clients with: 

  • Preparing for Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) hearings 
  • Understanding options in case of a negative IRB decision 
  • Connections to community organizations and resources 
  • Work permits 
  • Ontario Works
  • General settlement information 

YMCA Windsor Learning Centre 
500 Victoria Ave, Windsor ON
Paulo Castro 
519-817-3859 or Email

 

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