Brockville is one of three Ontario communities selected by the Ontario Government to implement programming associated with supporting the building of immigration capacity for rural communities in the province.
Fostering a welcoming climate for immigration is a primary first step towards advancing an aggressive immigration attraction and recruitment strategy. Brockville will assist with the coordination of settlement needs of new immigrations and endeavour to enhance the cultural diversity of the Brockville and Leeds Grenville region.
For more information: http://www.newcomersinfo.ca/
Multicultural and Immigration
Brockville and District Multicultural Council
The Brockville and District Multicultural Council is an umbrella organization for ethno-cultural groups. Every May it hosts its annual multicultural festival to bring together people from various backgrounds for good food, entertainment and goodwill. For more details on this year's festival visit the Council's website. The council also provides settlement counseling and community get-togethers. Translation and interpretation services in Chinese, Mandarin, French, Greek, German, English, Hungarian, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish and Turkish are available.
The Brockville and District Multicultural Council is a multicultural heritage group which holds an annual festival each year on the first weekend in May.
Immigrant Resources / Settlement Services
For those who are of immigrant status, new Canadian, temporary visitor/worker/student. They assist the afore mentioned with a variety of issues both in settlement (where/how to rent, where to get a driver’s license, health card, stores that meet specific dietary needs, etc.) and immigration, such as filling out applications for permanent residence, sponsorship, Canadian citizenship, etc.
The Brockville Immigrant Resource Centre is located at T.R. Leger School at St. Lawrence College. It is operated by the Upper Canada District School Board and funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. CIRC states it is a one-stop centre for information about settlement services, education, employment, health services, job search workshops, DVDs and multi-lingual information for newcomers to Canada. The website is www.welcometrleger.ca and there you will find contact and other information on Canadian citizenship. For additional information e-mail program manager firstname.lastname@example.org. The local settlement worker is Julie Case and she can be reached at 613-330-0102 or at email@example.com or visit the website.
The Cornwall Immigrant Resource Centre (CIRC) in nearby Cornwall assists new Canadians, temporary visitors, workers and students. The centre, because of demand, has outreach services to the surrounding eastern Ontario community, including a site in Brockville for people settling in the Leeds Grenville area.
Telephone: 613-342-1127 or 613-930-2486