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Newsletter by Newcomer Information Centre

May 2013
 Best Employers for New Canadians
Did you know...

Every year, the Best Employers for New Canadians competition is conducted and managed by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the nation's best employers for recent immigrants. These employers offer interesting programs to assist new Canadians in making the transition to a new workplace - and a new life in Canada.


To view the 2013 Winners list visit: www.canadastop100.com/immigrants/

New Regulatory Colleges

Starting April 1, 2013, the Ontario government will open 2 new regulatory colleges.


The College of Kinesiologists of Ontario and the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario will regulate and oversee the services of these practitioners in Ontario.


For more information contact: nic@tcet.com or visit any of our locations     


Video series - Newcomers to Canada and the Canadian Tax System
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has recently developed a new tax information video, providing newcomers to Canada with information about the Canadian tax system and their rights and responsibilities as a taxpayer in Canada.

Visit: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/vdgllry/ndvdls/srs-nwcmrs-eng.html 

For more information contact: nic@tcet.com or visit any of our locations      


Students can start their own Summer Business Company - Youth Corner

Do you know a student who thinks outside the box, shows enthusiasm for new ideas and doesn't shy away from hard work?

Someone who loves to watch Dragon's Den, is creative, and has a special skill, talent or passion?

If so, you may know an entrepreneur in the making and the perfect candidate for the 2013 Summer Company Program.


Each year, the Brampton & Caledon Small Business Enterprise Centre teams up with the Province of Ontario to offer Summer Company.  


This popular program provides students with grants of up to $3000 as well as business training, mentoring and guidance as they start up and run their own businesses during the summer months.


To be eligible for the program, students must be 15 to 29 years old, a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant and returning to school in the fall.  


For more information contact: nic@tcet.com or visit any of our locations 


Furniture Bank
Furniture Bank is a registered charity and social enterprise whose mission is to transfer gently used furniture and household goods donated by individuals or corporations to people who have recently transitioned out of homelessness.

Furniture Bank works in partnership with over 60 community agencies and shelters to assist individuals and families to obtain furniture and household goods for their new homes. These agencies play a critical role by helping to screen potential furniture recipients.

For more information contact: nic@tcet.com or visit any of our locations.

Scheduled Events
Starting a New Life in Canada
May 2, 2013 10:00am

905-677-0007 ext: 5234

Brampton City South
Landlord and Tenant Rights
May 8, 2013 10:00am 
905-457-4747 ext: 3018

Brampton East

Immigration Issues
May 21, 2013 10:00am
905-595-0722 ext: 4001 

Working in Canada
May 16, 2013 10:00am 
905-279-0024 ext: 1279

Seniors Circle: Shop, Smart and Save
May 29, 2013 10:00am
905-875-3851 ext: 5008

For more information contact: nic@tcet.com or visit any of our locations 

Did you know...?


May is Asian Heritage Month. This acknowledges the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to Canada. 

Canada's cultural diversity strengthens the country socially, politically and economically in innumerable ways. Asian Heritage Month is an ideal occasion for all to celebrate the beauty and wisdom of various Asian cultures.


Who is of Asian Descent? 
The definition of "Asian" may be inclusive and broad, and applies to people who come from or whose ancestors come from:
East Asia
- China, Hong Kong S.A.R., Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan. 

South Asia - Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.
Central Asia - Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
Southeast Asia - Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.

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About Us  

The Newcomer Information Centre is an innovative program that provides free settlement information to newcomers and residents from a number of accessible locations across Peel and Halton.   
A smooth transition into Canadian life is critical to success and our program provides accurate referrals to make this happen.  Clients work with friendly multi-lingual staff and get confidential counselling about settlement, employment, health, housing, education, language training, immigration issues and more.  Counsellors speak Punjabi, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, Mandarin, Cantonese, Romanian, Croatian, Russian, Serbian, French, German, Polish, Swahili, Tamil, Hindi, Bulgarian and Pashto.


Drop by at any of our locations to speak with a counsellor.  No appointment is required. 


 Our locations 


***Care for Newcomer Children services available at Malton and Oakville locations***

 ***Free Commissioner of Oaths service at all locations***


NIC Itinerant services in 

Brampton Library: every Tuesday 

Caledon Library: last Tuesday of every month

Milton, Library - Beaty Branch: every Tuesday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Milton, Library - Main Branch: every Tuesday 2 - 5 p.m.

              Mississauga, Meadowvale Library: Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

Mississauga, Central Library: Monday to Thursday & Saturday  


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