Welcome Centre Immigrant Services [Central East]

Site: No Physical Address

Service: Mobile Outreach Service

Description (Service) This program extends the Welcome Centre settlement services to newcomer clients living in Simcoe County. Services provided in the Welcome Centre system are mirrored and supplied to outreach locations through mobile delivery.

Assists individuals in gathering information and resources and provides support in a welcoming and culturally sensitive manner.

Clients are encouraged to develop a one-to-one trusting relationship with staff, while accessing all the services they require to help integrate economically and socially into their local communities.

Also supports volunteer led English Conversation Circles, where participants practice English skills and meet other newcomers in their community.

Core immigrant services include:
  • settlement services
  • employment services
  • accreditation and qualification information assistance
  • English language skills
  • other supports to connect newcomers with local services
Serves clients by individual appointments at various locations and can deliver to other areas in Simcoe County throughout the week based on request.

English language assessment done in partnership with CLARS Language Assessment Centre.

All services are currently being provided virtually.
Service Details
Hours Varies by location, see separate entries for mobile units, call or see website for details  
Virtual walk-in appointments available through Zoom:  
  • Mon 9 am-12 noon - for link, click here 
  • Thu 1 pm-4 pm - for link, click here 
    Conversation circle (offered virtually): Mon, Thu 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. To join, contact the mobile unit at mobileunit@welcomecentre.ca or call 289-871-3045
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
  • Newcomers including in-home Caregivers  
  • International Students  
  • Naturalized Citizens  
  • Permanent Residents  
  • Refugee Claimants  
  • Temporary Foreign Workers
Application Call for appointment mentioning that appointment is for Mobile Unit. Walk-ins may be accommodated, but advance appointments are encouraged.
Languages English ; Farsi - Interpretation ; Interpretive Services - for other languages, able to connect with interpreters by teleconference call
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community York Region
Address & Map
York Region, ON
Physical Access Not Applicable - See separate listings for details
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone 1-877-761-1155 ext 3045
E-Mail mobileunit@welcomecentre.ca
Website www.welcomecentre.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/WelcomeCentres
Primary Contact Ian Cowie, Mobile Unit Facilitator; Phone: 289-338-5140; Email: Ian.Cowie@welcomecentre.ca
Alternate Contact Shahram Larijani; Phone: (Cell) 647-287-1538; Email: shahram.larijani1@welcomecentre.ca
Mailing Address 16655 Yonge St, Unit 26 
Newmarket, ON L3X 1V6

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