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Newsletter by Newcomer Information Centre
Scheduled Events-- 

Mississauga: Money 101 for Youth on Monday, March 10 at 3:00pm

Brampton City South: Canadian Workplace Culture for Newcomers on Wednesday, March 19 at 2:00pm

Malton: Canadian Citizenship on Wednesday, March 26 at 10:00am 

Brampton East: Women's Right at Work on Friday, March 7 at 10:00am
Oakville: One to One Financial Assistance by Scotiabank  on Friday, March 21 at 9:00am - 4:00pm

Improved Driver's License Renewal for Seniors

Ontario is enhancing its driver's licence renewal program to help seniors who are fit to drive renew their licenses. 
Starting April 21, 2014 drivers aged 80 and over will no longer have to complete a written knowledge test. Instead, they will participate in a shorter, simpler renewal program that includes:
-a vision test
-a driver record review
-an improved, in class group education session
-two short, in class screening exercises 
The new screening exercises are simple, non-computerized tasks that help identify drivers who may need further assessment, such as a road test or medical review. Samples of both exercises are available online, visit: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/senior-driver-renewal-program.shtml
For more information please visit our centre or email: nic@tcet.com
New Online Directory of Legal Aid Ontario Lawyers 
Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has launched a searchable panel lawyer directory on its website to make it easier for clients to find a lawyer. 
Every Search produces a list of ten lawyers who have agreed to be on the legal aid referral lists, along with the lawyers address and phone number. The results will be randomized to give all panel lawyers an equal chance to appear on the online list. 
For more information contact nic@tcet.com
Newcomer Information Centre presents an Information Session hosted by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum


Learn the facts and techniques you need to get a job in the skilled trades.


Experts will be available to answer all of your questions. All newcomers are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.


This project is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and it is a joint initiative between the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum and the Centre for Education & Training.




For more information please visit our centre or email: nic@tcet.com

Youth Corner


The Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch contest is accepting submissions from eligible high school students in grades 9 through 12 to promote their business idea with a two-minute video. The videos will be judged by members of the business community and the public. 


Six winners will be chosen from difference regions of Ontario. The winners will receive reserved entry into the Summer Company Program, which includes a grant of up to $3,000 to help start a business. 

Contest entries are accepted until March 28, 2014 

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities in your community, please connect with one of our Youth Information Counsellors by calling (905) 949-0049 ext. 1290 or via e-mail at nicyouth@tcet.com

Did you know?

Electronic filing options (EFILE or NETFILE) are now available for Newcomers to Canada for the 2013 and subsequent tax years. To file your return electronically. For more information about this you can also go to www.netfile.gc.ca to file your taxes online or to view any possible restrictions.

If still filing by paper, use the General Income Tax and Benefit Guide and the forms book for the province or territory where you resided on December 31, 2013. Tax rates and tax credits are different in each province and territory, so it is important to use the correct forms book. You can get the General Income Tax and Benefit Guide and forms book at www.cra.gc.ca/forms or by contacting 1-855-284-5942. Mail your 2013 tax return to: 

International Tax Services Office: Post Office Box 9769, Station T, Ottawa ON,
K1G 3Y4 

Do not mail your tax return to any other address.

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 Hockey being the national winter sport for Canada, we at The Centre for Education and Training are extremely proud for both the men and women's hockey team for winning the GOLD medal at The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics! 
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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***


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