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Key Services

The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration is dedicated to building a province that welcomes new immigrants, celebrates diversity, values and recognizes volunteerism and honours Ontarians whose achievements improve the quality of life for everyone.

Services for newcomers

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Ontario Bridge Training

These are programs that help newcomers get their license or certificate in their profession or trade, so that they can work in Ontario. Employers, colleges and universities, occupational regulatory bodies, and community organizations have put these Bridge Training programs together for you.


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Global Experience Ontario

Global Experience Ontario (GEO) is an access centre that provides information and assistance for internationally trained individuals.



Learn English or French

This overview provides information on English and French as a Second Language to help newcomers.

To find a class in a school board near you, try using this search tool.


Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

A general overview of the program to guide investors, employers, foreign workers and international students.
Information for: Investors, Foreign Workers, Employers,International Students.


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Newcomer Settlement Program

Community settlement agencies right across Ontario deliver this program. Services are open to all newcomers, including permanent residents, Canadian citizens, and refugee claimants.

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Language Interpreter Services

The Language Interpreter Services program supports a network of community organizations to deliver spoken language interpretation services across Ontario.

All social, healthcare and legal service providers can request Language Interpreter Services on behalf of their clients who are victims of domestic violence.

Other services

ChangeTheWorld: Volunteer Challenge

ChangeTheWorld: Volunteer Challenge

ChangeTheWorld Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is a way for Ontario teens to make a difference in their lives and communities through volunteering. 

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Honours and Awards

Each year, through the Honours and Awards Secretariat, we honour Ontarians who make our province a better place to live.