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Icon of the event LSP: Journey to Canada: Coping with Immigration Stress
Wed Jun 07, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) will provide useful information for newcomers about how migration to Canada can affect your stress, mental health, and wellness. Learn how to deal with culture-shock and racism, a...

Icon of the event Toronto: A swimmable, drinkable, fishable water city
Thu May 25, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Lillian H. Smith

New to TO? Not sure where you can swim? We have what you need to know (and do!) in this new city of yours. Swim Drink Fish Canada will help you make the transition from "newcomer" to "Torontonian" by giving you the informatio...

Icon of the event LSP: Employers' Expectations of Newcomers
Wed May 24, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Do you know what Canadian employers are looking for? Join guest speaker, Kathleen Leon, from JobStart Employment Career Services, as she discusses important qualities employers seek. Learn what Canadian employers want, and ho...

Icon of the event LSP: Becoming an Engineer in Ontario
Wed May 10, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This presentation by Moody Farag, PEO, will be on Professional Engineering (P.Eng) licensure in Ontario for internationally trained engineers. Topics will include the P.Eng. License Requirements, the Provisional License Requi...

Icon of the event LSP: Canadian Immigration: Pathways to Permanent Residence and Citizenship
Tue May 02, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Flemingdon Park

Immigration Lawyer, Cristina Guida of Green and Spiegel LLP, continues her Canadian Immigration overview with a focus on Permanent Residence and Citizenship. Topics will include Economic Permanent Resident classes; navigating...

Icon of the event English Conversation Circle
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Sanderson

Looking for an opportunity to improve your English language skills? Volunteers and newcomers meet weekly for one hour to discuss a variety of topics with the help of an experienced group facilitator. Participants develop con...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue May 02
Tue May 09
Tue May 16
Tue May 23
Tue May 30
Icon of the event LSP: Let's Speak English - Spring Session
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Newcomers with beginner to intermediate level English are invited to learn basic English vocabulary for daily living and working, while improving their listening and conversation skills. Please note that the Apr.20 & Apr.27 ...


Upcoming Dates:
Thu Apr 20
Thu Apr 27
Thu May 04
Thu Jun 01
Thu Jun 15
Icon of the event LSP: Resumes and Cover Letters
Wed Apr 19, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Learn techniques for creating resumes and cover letters that grab employers' attention. Presented by Wendolyne Carballo-Vazquez, CET. In partnership with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, YMCA and Toronto Public...

Icon of the event LSP: Canadian Immigration Series: Temporary Residence vs Permanent Residence:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Flemingdon Park

Whether you are new to Canada or a citizen interested in Canada's immigration policies you are sure to be informed by Immigration Lawyer Cristina Guida's (Green and Spiegel LLP) Canadian immigration overview. Specific issues ...

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Free 10 week program at Toronto Reference Library. For landed immigrants and convention refugees, 19 years and older with LINC Level 4 and higher. Small group settings with experienced and trained mentors. Informal discussion...


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Apr 11
Tue Apr 18
Tue Apr 25
Tue May 02
Tue May 09