Thousands of new immigrants arrive in Toronto every month, looking for jobs, housing and social support. Working Skill Centre’s settlement services help newcomers like you learn about the basics of settling in Canada. Get started on the right track with us and discover the many resources available to ease your adjustment into your new community.
Funded in part by Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration’s Newcomer Settlement Program we serve over 3,200 new Canadians annually. Our information/referral services and solution-focused counselling are integrated into all of our activities and in every aspect of the work we do here at WSC.
Join us for our FREE Citizenship Test Preparation Program where we will help you work through the free study guide provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Supporting diversity, staff speak 16 different languages and represent different ethnic, cultural, and religious orientations. This commitment to diversity allows us to provide clients with culturally sensitive services. We embrace the diverse skills, cultures, ideas and experiences of individuals and ethnic communities we serve. The Board of Directors is also culturally diverse and representative of the clients we serve.
Our settlement services are free and confidential. We provide:
- Newcomer orientation and information
- Assisted access to other community services and social support
- Referrals to services that address immediate client needs for housing, clothing or even domestic violence response and counselling
- Form filling assistance and letter preparation to support applications for work permits, subsidized child care, volunteer work, training or leaves from work
- Help in advocating on behalf of clients to their Social Services Case Workers and/or Labour Market Managers to support participation in helpful programs and access emergency funds
- Information and registration requirements for appropriate community programs, including skills training at WSC
You feel you are not alone because of the environment and support around you.”
We also help facilitate
- Language, computer literacy, and numeracy skills assessment for employability readiness and training requirements
- Referrals to programs that address skills gaps, including mentoring and bridging programs