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Newsletter by Newcomer Information Centre
Scheduled Events

Mississauga: CMA Info Session on Wednesday, January 15th at 10:00am

Brampton City South: One-to-one Financial Assistance by Scotiabank on Wednesday, January 22nd (9:00am-4:00pm)

Malton: Immigration & Sponsorship on Wednesday, January 8th at 10:00am 

Brampton East: Know your Rights on Tuesday, January 28th at 10:00am
Oakville: Dealing with Bullying by SAVIS on Tuesday, January 28th at 10:00am

The Ontario Temporary Health Program (OTHP)

The Ontario Temporary Health Program (OTHP) will provide access to essential and urgent health care, as well as medications coverage to refugee claimants living in Ontario, regardless of the status of their claim or the country they are from.

The program addresses gaps created by cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program that resulted in different refugee claimant groups receiving varied health care coverage, leaving many with only very limited public health and public safety coverage. 

Ontario will continue to call on the federal government to live up to its responsibilities to provide health coverage for all refugee claimants, and will send them the bill to pay for the OTHP. 

For more information please visit our centres or email: nic@tcet.com
 New Changes to Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) 
The Government of Ontario has introduced some changes which will make it easier for students to pay for college or university. 


Starting in the 2014-2015 school year, students who complete their Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) applications by the beginning of August will not have to pay tuition until they receive their financial aid. Other changes include a maximum tuition deposit and a later tuition deadline. 

Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship

As of January 2nd, 2014, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be able to bring their parents and grandparents to Canada through one of two popular programs: Family Class sponsorship and/or the Super Visa Program.  

The Family Class sponsorship program includes a stream for parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The program is scheduled to re-launch on January 2nd, 2014 at which time Canada will begin accepting 5,000 parent and grandparent sponsorship applications for review. 

To be eligible for Family Class sponsorship, the sponsor in Canada must meet the following requirements:
-Be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident
-Be 18 years of age or older
-Exceed the minimum necessary income level for this program. If married or in a common-law relationship, the income of both can be included
-the sponsor must sign an undertaking to repay any provincial social assistance benefits paid to the sponsor and accompanying family members, if any, for a period of 20 years (if necessary)
*if the sponsor resides in Quebec, an additional 'undertaking' must be signed 
For more information please visit our centres or email: nic@tcet.com
Are you interested in working as an automotive sales consultant?  Centre for Education & Training is assisting the Toronto area Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC Team to hire Automotive Sales Consultants who are proficient in Tamil, Punjabi, Mandarin, Cantonese, and or Persian as well as English.  No prior sales experience required.  If you are interested, visit our on-line recruitment site at www.tcet.com/GM/fly or click on the link below. 


Did you know?

Bill 119 Mandatory Coverage for the Construction Industry
"Before the work starts, get the clearance"

Having a WSIB clearance number is now mandatory for most construction contractors to work. Failing to register
by January 1, 2014 and working without a clearance number means facing penalties and significant fines for both
the contractor and the purchaser of construction services. We're here to help.
Visit: http://www.wsib.on.ca
Canada Announces Improvements to Passport Services view the details on our Facebook Page
Here's How Canada Is Marking The National Day Of Remembrance And Action On Violence Against Women 
Justin Trudeau, MP made a special visit to the Filipino Canadians of Brampton for Typhoon Haiyan relief.

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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 

Mississauga, Meadowvale Library: Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

Mississauga, Central Library: Tuesday to Thursday & Saturday  

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