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York Region Immigration Portal

Information for newcomers about living, learning and working in York Region.

Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR)

CCSYR provides services for immigrants and refugees.

The Welcome Centre Immigrant Services

A one stop service that guides and supports immigrants.

The Association des Francophones de la Région de York (AFRY) 

Offers a wide range of services in French, including assistance to newcomers in their settlement and integration process.

Service Canada

The closest Service Canada location is in Newmarket.

Canadian Newcomer Magazine and Newsletter

Lots of information for new Canadians. Sign up for the newsletter on their website.


A directory of services in our community and across the province.


COSTI provides employment services to immigrants and refugees and educational and social services.

York Region District School Board

YRDSB offer a variety of summer learning programs for elementary and secondary students.

Welcome to Canada 

Find out what to expect in your first few weeks of coming to Canada, how to get help, services and information on Canadian laws and health care. 

Find Services Near Me

Find community services in a specific area or city in Ontario (crisis lines, community health centres, housing assistance, settlement services, finding a job and many more). 

ESL classes in York Region

Adult English as a second language classes are offered throughout York Region during the day, evenings and on Saturdays.

Get Your Library Card

Get Your Library Card

Membership is free to all who live, work, attend school or own property in Aurora or any York Region municipality. To become a member, please bring identification with your current address.

Children's Storytime

Children's Storytime

For babies, toddlers & preschoolers

Stories, songs, rhymes and fun! ESL children and families welcome.

Upgrade Your Skills

Language Training

Free Programs

English Conversation Meetup

Just 4 You (Monthly Women's Meetup)

Enjoy Books & Movies in Many Languages

The Culinary Traveller: a virtual tour

Baby Cafe

Newcomer Book Discussion Group

Riding a Bus in York Region

Newcomers' Health and Well-Being Workshop Series

Employment Workshops

Financial Wellness

Enterprising Careers for Women