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Peel Immigration Web Portal Content
A new immigration web portal has been built by the Region of Peel to provide information and resources to help newcomers integrate into the three municipalities of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.
Developed with funding from the Ontario government through the Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement, the portal was built on a foundation of extensive research, public consultations in conjunction with community partners. The result is a web portal that eases newcomers through the immigration process so moving to their new home is that much easier.
What’s on the portal
- About Peel – An overview of the Region of Peel and the three municipalities that encompass the Region.
- Checklists – Outlines documents needed and steps to take so newcomers can prepare for their move, along with details on what to do once they have moved to Peel Region.
- Employment information – Acquiring credentials to prepare a resume and find a job in their field of expertise. Information on starting up a business is also included.
- Finding a place to live – A section devoted to finding a place to live, which outlines different neighbourhoods, options for housing and information on the process to rent or purchase a home.
- Education – A section that walks newcomers through the registration process for public, separate and private schooling. Adult education and continuing education is also highlighted.
- Daily life – Outlines day-to-day life, including a calendar to prepare for seasonal weather, shopping, basic laws, pay phones and emergency services.
- Healthcare – Detailed information on the Canadian health care system plus information on applying for a health card, locations of walk-in clinics, hospitals and health programs offered by the Region.
- Your money – Helping newcomers manage their finances, including cost of living expenses, applying for financial assistance, tax and banking information.
- Transportation – In this section, all transportation options are detailed, from the public system to getting a license and buying a car.
- Language – Newcomers who need English as a Second Language (ESL) training will find a host of information to help them sign up for programs and classes.
- Family – Newcomers can learn about childcare options, youth services and overall services and programs that provides resources for families.
- Recreation – Find all types of recreational activities, programs, festivals and events in this section. A listing of all public holidays is also included.
- Faith and worship – Provides links to faith organizations in the Region.
- For employers only – This section is developed for employers in Peel Region and provides information on the benefits of hiring skilled newcomers and links that can help them access this growing segment of the labour market.
- Real life stories – Many newcomers have gone through the immigration process, settled into Peel and have wonderful lives and careers. In this section, read some of their interesting stories that provide inspiration to help people from around the world recognize that they can have a wonderful life in Peel Region.
- Contact Us – Links to settlement agencies, newcomer centres and resources that specialize in helping new Canadians settle into their new home.
To view the Immigration Web Portal, visit www.immigrationpeel.ca
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