All the resources you need to settle in.
Moving to a new country can feel stressful even under normal circumstances, let alone in the midst of a pandemic. Good thing our Next Stop Canada team was built to support you and thousands of other new immigrants remotely! Our webinars, informative videos, live chats, interactive e-learning courses, community forums, and countless other digital resources will help you feel confident, informed, and prepared for your big move.
Our Newcomer Information Centre are temporarily closed, but our staff are still working hard to support you!
We can help you settle in with free information and referral services on:
We provide immigrants in Canada with language assessments for government-funded programs at no cost.
Due to COVID-19, our assessments are now offered remotely. Language assessors will use adapted versions of the assessment tools to deliver English and French evaluations guided by the same national standards for describing, evaluating, and recognizing the language proficiency of newcomers to Canada.
The online assessment is a three-step process that takes place over two consecutive days (e.g., Monday and Tuesday, or Thursday and Friday). You must be available on two consecutive days, at a pre-determined time, to complete the assessment process. After your assessments, an assessor will refer you to available online English, French, or Higher-Level Language Training (HLLT) programs, listed below.
We’re all relying much more on technology these days, and it can feel a little overwhelming. The YMCA Digital Skills Literacy Program is here to help you navigate the online world with confidence!
Our free workshops include: