COVID-19 Coronavirus alert

Important message about Immigrants Working Centre Services

Dear friends of IWC,

IWC is taking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Currently, the risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus in Hamilton is low. However, each of us has a role to play in making sure that this remains the case.

As of Monday, March 16th, IWC will be temporarily modifying services as follows:

Settlement counselling and Employment Counselling:

  • All in-person services will be temporarily suspended. Settlement and Employment Services will be provided over the phone or by Skype.
  • If you have an appointment booked for Monday, March 16th or later, please do not come into the IWC office.
  • Your Settlement Counsellor or Employment Counsellor will contact you at the time of your meeting, or in advance to arrange for a Skype meeting.
  • Please feel free to contact your counsellor or the front-desk staff at your site if you have any questions or concerns about meeting by phone or skype.


LINC classes:

  • LINC classes will be closed for March Break from March 16th to 20th, 2020.
  • IWC will continue to monitor the directions and/or guidelines of municipal, provincial and federal health authorities, as well as local school boards.
  • An announcement will be posted by Friday, March 20th regarding LINC classes for the following week.


Other services, volunteers, or drop-in:

  • We ask that you do not drop-in or visit IWC as of March 16th, 2020.
  • Instead, please call one of our offices to arrange for service on the phone or by Skype.
  • During the period of modified services, we are suspending volunteer work. If you are a volunteer please contact your supervisor for more information.


For more information on COVID-19, please visit:


As the response to COVID-19 evolves, we will continue to respond appropriately and update you via email and via our website

If you need to contact one of our employment counsellors or settlement counsellors click here for their contact info by location.

Thank you for your understanding and your support as we work together to minimize the risk for everyone in our community,


Ines Rios

Executive Director

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact either your Health Care Provider or: