The Immigrant Education Department is here to help you make the transition to life, education and work in Canada. That includes help with language, bridging programs, and Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition(PLAR).
In addition, there is access to child care, right here on campus.
Early Childhood Lab Schools give priority to your children.
George Brown College operates nine child care centres and priority is given to children of George Brown students. Full-time students can get subsidies, but spaces are limited and the waiting list for each centre is long. Students who are eligible can apply for subsidy through Toronto Children Services at 416-392-5437 or www.toronto.ca/children.
Learn more about our Early Childhood Lab Schools.
Plus, here’s a helpful set of links for newcomers to Toronto.
Toronto’s official website is a good place to start. It contains information on community events; Public Health; Maps, Cycling Information, Various Attractions, Emergency Health Updates and more.
As a newcomer to Canada there are a number of settlement organizations might be able to provide you with some useful information and support to make your adjustment as easy as possible. Here are some good places to start:
Check out the Toronto Public Library location nearest you for books, materials, internet as well as a number of excellent offerings that include programs for multicultural communities; children; ESL classes and more.
Volunteer activities are plentiful, and participation enables you to become involved and be an active member of the community.