DOORS to New Life Refugee Centre
Newcomer Settlement Services

Newcomer Settlement Program
Provides walk-in information and referral services to refugees and newcomers
  • Services and supports provided may include (with examples):
    • Initial settlement (housing, schools, orientation to Thunder Bay life)
    • Immigration (filling out applications for permanent residence, work permits and citizenship)
    • Health issues (referral to programs at Thunder Bay Health Unit, filling out OHIP applications)
    • Housing issues (filling out applications for Thunder Bay District Housing, apartment search)
    • Family Issues (filling out applications for Pro-Kids, Child Tax benefits, referral to various agencies)
    • Citizenship Application support
    • Employment Related Matters (job search, resume writing, employee rights, application for Employment Insurance)
    • Education issues (information and referral to ESL, LINC programs, tutors)
    • Social Services issues (assistance in applying for Ontario Works, assistance in dealing with agencies)
    • Sponsorship-related issues (assistance in filling out applications for sponsorship)

Refugee Sponsorship Program
  • Any parish or group of individuals may sponsor a refugee family
  • Refugee Sponsorship Coordinator assists parishes and other refugee sponsorship groups with information, planning, training and the application process
Housed at the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association
  • For newcomer Canadians who have lived the refugee experience (Permanent residents newcomers who are now Canadian Citizens, refugee claimants)
  • Individuals or groups interested in sponsorship and other assistance for refugees
Application Process
Self-referral or referral from other service-providing agency
Partially Accessible - Main floor is accessible -- Ramp at rear of building leads to main floor
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On January 29, 2019

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