COSTI Immigrant Services

Site: Richmond Hill Welcome Centre

Service: Language and Skills Training Services

Record Details
Alternate Name ESL ; Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada ; LINC ; Welcome Centre Immigrant Services ; YMCA LINC ; Youth Settlement Services
Office Phone 289-842-3124
Toll Free Phone 1-877-761-1155
Fax 905-884-3163
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Funding Federal
Description (Service) Newcomer language and skills training * Settlement services for youth * English as a second language (ESL) classes * related assessment and counselling * childcare for participants * computer training courses * ESL workplace culture and conversation * Advanced, Basic, Intermediate Levels, and Reading and Writing and ESL Work Search

Enhanced Language Training (ELT) for Internationally trained professionals * 10 week sector specific language training * individual counselling and action plan development * 4 week job placement * mentoring * networking * resume and interview preparation Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) teaches English communication skills essential to social, economic and cultural integration into Canadian Society * part-time evening classes are available * child minding available for participants

Youth Settlement Services * aimed at immigrant and refugee minority youth who are permanent residents of Canada or those who have been informed of initial approval of immigrant status * program will provide increased accessibility, awareness of and inclusion in existing community services available to minority and newcomer children and youth in the GTA * youth 13-24 * information and referral services * documentation and completion of forms * newcomer settlement services and orientation * employment related services * housing help program * supportive and solution focused counselling * group workshops on topics relevant to newcomer youth Group Workshops on topics relevant to Newcomer Youth
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served York Region
Eligibility Residents of York Region 
Enhanced Language Training * Internationally Trained Professionals * Convention refugees or permanent residents eligible to work in Canada  
LINC * landed immigrants, convention refugees, government-sponsored refugees or others determined eligible for LINC 
Childminding services are provided to eligible program participants 
LINC Evening Classes * for landed immigrants, convention refugees or individuals on a Minister's Permit; must be 18 years or older
Application Call for appointment
Languages English ; Farsi ; Italian ; Polish ; Russian ; Spanish
Fees Service - There is a nominal incidental fee for some services
Located In Community Richmond Hill
Address & Map
Welcome Centre Immigrant Services
9325 Yonge St, Unit 31A
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0A8
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Intersection Yonge St and 16th Ave
Mailing Address c/o Welcome Centre Immigrant Services
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Service Categories Certificates/Forms Assistance ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Computer and Related Technology Classes ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Cultural Transition Counselling ~ Youth ; English as a Second Language ; Housing Search Assistance ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Newcomer Settlement Services ~ Youth ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Immigration Issues ; Vocational English as a Second Language ; Youth Employment Programs ~ Immigrants/Refugees


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