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YMCA Employment & Immigrant Services. St Catharines - Bunting Rd. Newcomer Services

Newcomer Information Centre -- The YMCA Newcomer Information Centres (NIC) are located in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. We have friendly multilingual staff to provide you up-to- date information and refer you to various programs throughout the Niagara Region. You as an immigrant, will receive an orientation to our services and workshops on topics related to your settlement needs. All services provided are FREE. You are welcome to use computers, photocopiers, printers and telephones. Contact 905-684-3500 ext 450 or scnic@niagara.ymca.ca for details. Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral Centre -- Eligibility screening, language skills assessment and referral to government-funded English language programs including Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC), LINC Home Study, English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, Enhanced Language Training (ELT), Occupation-Specific Language Training (OSLT), and Specialized Language Training (SLT) Settlement Workers In Schools -- A link between newcomer families, schools and the community, explain essential school information to newcomers and refer them to appropriate school staff, facilitate the settlement of newcomers and inform them about services and programs. Services offered are primarily information and referral. Contact Rohaina Saqib at 905-684-3500 ext 437 or rohaina.saqib@niagara.ymca.ca. Program can also be accessed by requesting SWIS support from the principal of the school the student is attending. Youth Programs - YJC, YJCS and YJL providing youth who are facing challenging life situations with the tools, resources, funding and supports with making informed education and career planning decisions.


Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral Centre -- Call ahead to verify eligibility, book assessment appointment and confirm documents (Permanent Resident (PR) card or Landing paper with passport) to access service


English; French; Spanish; Arabic; Punjabi; Urdu; Hindi; Chinese (Mandarin); Chinese (Cantonese); Pashto
Wherever possible, the client would be served in their first language.

Physical Access

Fully Accessible
All sites fully accessible and on bus route



Last updated:24-Jul-19
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285 Bunting Rd, St Catharines, ON L2M 7T9