Newcomers

Collège Boréal offers Settlement, Information and Orientation services as well as Training programs to newcomers to Canada.

These services are FREE OF CHARGE and help you get settled in your new community.


SETTLEMENT, INFORMATION AND ORIENTATION SERVICES FOR NEWCOMERS

Campus/Access centre: Mississauga I London I Windsor I Sudbury

Orientation services to facilitate the integration and the settlement of newcomers:

  • needs assessment and orientation services to help you plan your next steps;
  • entrepreneurial services* on how to start and develop your own business;
  • help with administrative tasks such as getting a health card, obtaining a Social Insurance Number (SIN), and finding affordable housing;
  • referrals to community services;
  • interpretation services;
  • information sessions and workshops.

Eligibility requirements: You must be 18 years or older, be a permanent resident, convention refugee, or protected person.

For more information, please visit the Federal gouvernment website.

Funded by:


LINC (LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION FOR NEWCOMERS TO CANADA)

Campus/Access centre: Hamilton I Mississauga I London I Toronto I Windsor

The LINC program helps you develop your English language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing while becoming familiar with the requirements of the Canadian workplace and culture. The Canadian Language Benchmarks that are offered are Levels 0 to 7. The objective is to be able to communicate in English both verbally and in writing, in the various aspects of everyday life (employment, health, transportation, recreational activities, etc.). Full time and part-time day and/or evening classes are available, depending on the site.

Eligibility requirements: You must be 18 years or older, a permanent resident, convention refugee or protected person.

Funded by:


CLIC (COURS DE LANGUE POUR LES IMMIGRANTS AU CANADA)

Campus/Access centre: Toronto I Windsor

The CLIC program consists of French courses based on the Canada Language Benchmarks. The levels taught vary, depending on the site. The objective is to be able to communicate in French both verbally and in writing, in the various aspects of everyday life (employment, health, transportation, recreational activities, etc.), using practical tasks as a starting point. Depending on the site, part-time day and/or evening classes are available.

Eligibility requirements: You must be 18 years or older, a permanent resident, a convention refugee or protected person.

Funded by:


OSLT (OCCUPATION-SPECIFIC LANGUAGE TRAINING)

Campus/Access centre: Hamilton I Toronto I Windsor

Occupation-specific Language Training in English is offered FREE to newcomers in Ontario who need to improve their occupation-specific communication skills. These courses are offered at colleges across Ontario, including Collège Boréal. Courses run 180 hours and classes are offered both in the evening and during the day. Some courses are offered in “blended” format that combines face-to-face classroom instruction with online and web-based elements.

Eligibility requirements: You must be a permanent resident, a convention refugee or protected person. You must have an intermediate level of the English Language Proficiency Assessment (CLB level 5 – 8) and training or experience in the program offered. The courses being offered are in healthcare and business.

Funded by:


BRIDGING PROGRAM – Management and Leadership

For internationally educated Francophone professionals

Campus/Access centre: Hamilton I Mississauga I London I Toronto I Windsor/Chatham

This multidimensional full-time program has been developed to facilitate the integration of internationally educated francophone professionals into the Canadian labour market. By transferring their skills, knowledge, and work experience, participants become the ideal candidates for bilingual middle management jobs without holding a licence or permit required by jurisdictions in Canada. This program provides participants with the opportunity to expand their business skills and competencies as well as valuable leadership talent.

Duration :  Credentials :  Delivery : 
21 weeks + 2-month internship  Attestation of Collège Boréal (AECD) in Leadership and Management  In class
By video conference
Online 

Eligibility requirements: Must be a naturalized Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, a convention refugee, protected person or refugee claimant eligible to work in Canada, must not have previous Canadian work experience in the field, must have a post-secondary degree from outside of Canada, a minimum of 2 years related professional experience from outside of Canada, must have a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 7 in French AND level 5 in English.

Funded by:


BRIDGING PROGRAM – Supply Chain and Logistics

For internationally educated Francophone professionals

Campus/Access centre: Hamilton I Mississauga I London I Toronto I Windsor/Chatham

This accelerated bilingual training will help internationally educated francophone professionals to obtain knowledge and competency in Supply chain and Logistics, to possess work experience in Canada through an internship in a company and to fill bilingual positions at the intermediate level.

Duration :  Credentials :  Delivery : 
5 months of training + 2-month internship  Attestation of Collège Boréal (AECD)  In class
By video conference
Online 

Eligibility requirements: Must be a naturalized Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, a convention refugee, protected person or refugee claimant eligible to work in Canada, must not have previous Canadian work experience in the field, must have a post-secondary degree from outside of Canada, a minimum of 2 years related professional experience from outside of Canada, must have a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 7 in French AND level 5 in English.

Funded by:


BRIDGING PROGRAM – Health System Navigator

For internationally educated Francophone professionals

Campus/Access centre: Hamilton I Mississauga I London I Toronto I Windsor/Chatham

The bilingual bridging program in Health System Navigator is designed for internationally educated francophones newcomers. Participants will be able to refer individuals to healthcare providers, to gain thorough knowledge of the health care system in Ontario as well as available community resources, and to implement the knowledge acquired thanks to a practical work placement.

Duration :  Credentials :  Delivery : 
15 weeks + 2-month internship  Attestation of Collège Boréal (AECD) In class
By video conference
Online 

Eligibility requirements: Must be a naturalized Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, a convention refugee, protected person or refugee claimant eligible to work in Canada, must not have previous Canadian work experience in the field, must have a post-secondary degree from outside of Canada, a minimum of 2 years related professional experience from outside of Canada, must have a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 7 in French AND level 5 in English.

Funded by: