The Newcomer Learning Centre is on the 4th Floor of Central Library.
It has books, CDs and DVDs for Learners and Tutors.
Anyone with a HPL card can borrow Newcomer Learning Centre materials.
To speak with staff, call 905-546-3444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newcomer Learning Centre Desk Hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10am-4pm
Select Saturdays in 2023.
Practise English with a tutor in-person, online or both. Meet twice a week for one to two hours. To join, complete the English Tutoring Request Form.
To volunteer with Newcomers to Canada, please complete our Volunteer English Tutor Application.
English for Seniors Online:
Learn English online with other seniors age 55 and older, in a small class.
Classes are Monday to Thursday 9:30-10:30am.
Newcomer Book Club:
Chat about a book, learn new vocabulary and meet friends.
Human Library for Newcomers:
Learn about the life journeys of others in Canada and about Canadian culture through short conversations with a settled immigrant or long-time Canadian.
Conversation Circles Online:
Practise English virtually, in a group setting through video/audio chats. Topics are tailored to the needs of students. Conversation Circles meet Tuesdays 3-4pm.
Information sessions are hosted throughout the year. Themes include employment, credential evaluation, volunteering, employee/tenant rights and more.
Proof of Permanent Residency or a Protected Person status is requested in advance of participating in any Newcomer Learning Centre program.
Visit Newcomers Events for more information.
Language Assessment and Settlement Services
English language assessment and settlement services are available at:
French language assessment is available at:
French Settlement Services are available at:
Watch a series of videos prepared by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, to help Newcomers settle.