For New Canadians
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Government of Canada Services
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
The official government of Canada site providing information on immigration and citizenship to newcomers.
Provides newcomers with information on citizenship, resettlement assistance, work permits, immigration status, and more. It also offers information in selected foreign languages.
Government of Ontario Services
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
Ontario’s guide for settling, living, and working in Ontario.
Provides newcomers with information on how to settle in Ontario and provides the information in over 30 different languages.
St. Thomas Services
Provides settlement services to newcomer in the following areas:
• Information on health, housing, and immigration issues
• Referrals to community and government services
• LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) provides free English classes for adults (must be 17)
16 Mary Street West
St. Thomas, ON N5P 2S3
St. Thomas Public Library Resources
- Adult ESL books
- Audio CD package for improving English pronunciation
- TOEFL CD and textbooks
- IELTS textbook
Books are available in the following languages:
DVDs and videocassettes are also available in many of these languages
Free Internet Access: all you need is a valid St. Thomas Public Library card or valid photo ID. Wireless Internet access is also available during Library hours.