If you’re planning to immigrate to Waterloo Region, chances are you have plenty of questions that need answering. Luckily, the area is a multicultural community, and there are people living here from all corners of the globe. Settlement services are offered by many different local organizations in order to help newcomers adapt to life in Waterloo Region as smoothly as possible. Whether you’re looking for tips on networking, English language lessons, or fun community groups and events, you’re sure to find everything you’re looking for!
Waterloo Region Immigration Partnership
Waterloo Region Immigration Partnership is the greatest and most comprehensive resource for immigrants before, during, and after immigration. They offer advice on the Canadian immigration process, the job search including finding work, Canadian experience, and networking, and information on Waterloo Region including hospitals, organizations, colleges, and universities. If there is any information you want to access before you immigrate, you will find it here. You can also find links for information on housing, education, health, daily life, and more from their home page.
Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre
The KW Multicultural Centre has been a part of Waterloo for 50 years. They help new Canadians with their job search, language skills, interpretation and translation services, referrals to partnering agencies, and settling into the community. They strive to promote the diversity of the region, help all new Canadians become full participants in the community, and eliminate racial discrimination as well as other forms of oppression and exclusion. They are located at 102 King Street West in Kitchener. Learn more about the KW Multicultural Centre on their website.
Waterloo Public Library
The Waterloo public library offers more than just books for loan! In partnership with the KW Multicultural Centre, the WPL offers a friendly and comfortable environment to access settlement services. You can even access an on-site settlement worker free of charge at any of the library’s three locations. For more information on the services available to new Canadians through the WPL, check out this link. The library locations are 35 Albert Street, Waterloo, 500 Parkside Drive, Waterloo, and 500 Fischer Hallman Road North, Waterloo. Visit one of these locations to speak in person with a settlement worker who will be able to help you access the services you need, and answer any questions you have about how to immigrate to the region.