Welcome to the Newcomers Gateway

The Newcomers Gateway is an one-stop source for information and services that can help newcomers settle in the Grand Erie community.

This online guide can be used by newcomers to find information on Canada’s work culture, the local job market, job training, English language classes, government services, starting a business and much more.

First, tell us what kind of help you’re looking for by clicking on an item below. Continue to make selections until you find what you need.

What kind of help are you looking for?

Newcomers Gateway

Let us help you find information and services that can assist you to settle in the Grand Erie region, which includes the City of Brantford, and Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk counties. Make a selection below to begin.

    Let us help you find information about Canada’s work culture and Grand Erie’s job market. This includes information on where to find jobs, job training and education programs, as well as the steps to have international credentials recognized. Make a selection below to begin.

    The online job boards listed below show local jobs near you. Start by clicking on the blue title. Explore additional job boards farther below.

    Grand Erie Jobs – Job Board
    Search dozens of online job boards at once using our region’s largest job search site.
    Grand Erie Jobs – Job Map
    Shows the location of local jobs in relation to where you live, bus routes, day cares and community services.

      There is a lot of information for newcomers about working in Canada. This includes understanding Canadian work culture, where to look for jobs, where to find job training, and information on the steps required to have international work credentials recognized. Make a selection below to begin.

        There are Job Training Programs available in our area, including some that offer training for specific occupations and industries. Some programs are free if you meet the eligibility rules, while others have fees. Make a selection below to begin.

          There are several Community Colleges and Universities in our area. They offer a large number of courses and programs, including full-time and part-time studies that lead to degrees, diplomas and certificates. Make a selection below to begin.

            There is a lot of information and resources to help newcomers understand the steps needed to have their international education credentials recognized in Canada. Make a selection below to begin.

              Language training such as English as a Second Language (ESL) can help newcomers improve their language skills to better their chances of finding work and to communicate effectively in the workforce. Make a selection below.

              Need help finding services near you? Click HERE to see them on a map.

                Let us help you find newcomer supports & programs in the Grand Erie region, which includes the City of Brantford, and Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk counties. Make a selection below to begin.

                  There are many multicultural clubs and associations in Grand Erie established to help people make friends, provide support and keep traditions alive. Make a selection below to begin.

                    There are several transit options in Grand Erie region. Make a selection below to begin.

                    To see Brantford Transit bus routes on a map, click HERE.
                    To see Ride Norfolk bus routes on a map, click HERE.

                      There are many licensed child cares in communities in Grand Erie. Make a selection below by location to begin.
                      Need help finding a child care close to you? Click HERE to see them on a map.

                      You can also search for licensed child cares in Ontario by community, postal code, type of program, age of child. Click HERE for search tool.

                                There are many organizations in our area that can help newcomers to start a business, providing free information, advice and resources. Make a selection below


                                You can also visit HERE to find local chambers of commerce and other business associations.
                                Need help finding business supports close to you? Click HERE to see them on a map.

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