SERVICES AND PROGRAMS

Essential settlement services for newcomers to Canada
are available at our four locations in Hamilton.
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WELCOME TO HAMILTONI’m looking for …

LEARNING ENGLISH

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING

Improve your English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills through our LINC program from Literacy to levels 1-7 read more

ENGLISH FOR WORK + ENGLISH CREDIT COURSES

Build strong telephone communication skills in English. Improve your interpersonal skills for employment read more

LOOKING FOR WORK

Build your resumé, develop job search skills and gain confidence as you integrate into the Canadian workforce read more

ORIENTATION & SETTLEMENT SERVICES

Access support for your family’s settlement needs through settlement needs through settlement counselling and information sessions in your first language read more

BECOMING A CANADIAN CITIZEN

Take a citizenship class to prepare for the test read more

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WHAT’S NEW & HAPPENING AT IWC?

Summer Institute 2016

This summer IWC offers two programs …

{ WorkLINC } BE WORK-READY
{ English CREDITS } From Grade 9 to 12
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EAST HAMILTON Site has movedon Tuesday June 21, 2016

East Hamilton Site moving to 160 Centennial Pkway N#6

Please update your records to reflect our new office address:
160 Centennial Pkwy North #7 – Phone: 905-662-9160

OUR OLD ADDRESS WAS:
2255 BARTON ST E – Phone: 905-573-7663

CALENDAR: UPCOMING EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

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WE HELP NEWCOMERS SETTLE IN HAMILTON AND INTEGRATE INTO CANADIAN SOCIETY



Contact us at 905-529-5209 for up-to-date information.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Every year, Canada welcomes over 250,000 people who have chosen to make Canada their new home.

3500

Newcomers settle in Hamilton

3200

ACCESS IWC SERVICES

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RECEIVE 1-on-1 orientation

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UNPACK

{ MAGAZINE } and { TV }

The IWC publishes Unpack Magazine and TV to highlight the experiences of newcomers in Hamilton. From housing and employment to culture and politics, we ‘unpack’ issues many immigrants and refugees face.

Unpack Magazine

“All immigrants are artists because they create a life, a future, from nothing but a dream. The immigrant’s life is art in its purest form.” - Patricia Engel, Colombian American novelist. Growing up as a child of first-generation immigrants, I bore witness to artists who dreamt, imagined and created.

Amina recounts to me an “ah-ha” moment after our first conversation at Hamilton’s Makers Market. Not thinking of herself in those terms, in her mind, immigrant entrepreneurs are immigrants running businesses that specifically cater to the needs of other immigrant individuals like themselves.

In 2009, the Ontario government’s Ontario Women’s Directorate launched the Neighbours, Friends and Families (NFF) campaign in communities across Ontario. This campaign raised awareness of violence against women in vulnerable groups across Ontario. In Hamilton, Urban Core Community Health Centre worked with immigrant and refugee groups to talk about violence against women and what it means for their families and communities.

On March 14, 2016, the Government of Ontario released their 2016 Budget. As part of the budget, the government announced changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and grant options for college and university students in Ontario. Included in those changes is the new Ontario Student Grant, which is designed to provide more support to low-income and economically vulnerable students.

Among the greatest allures of poetry, is the opportunity it presents as a home for the overlooked. Poetry has long been a safe space for unheard and misunderstood voices in the literary world. In its simple yet beautiful defiance of the laws of formal literature, it stands as the smallest revolution of a writer. There is no better place for marginalized writers to flourish, yet, there is still a fight for diversity in poetic literature.