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Getting Settled

To assist newcomers to the community and country, there are various services available through the provincial, federal and municipal governments, as well as additional community organizations. There are two organizations that are specifically designed to helping newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Association for New Canadians (ANC)

The ANC is a non-profit, community based organization dedicated to the provision of settlement and integration services for immigrants and refugees. For nearly 30 years, the Association for New Canadians has provided settlement assistance as well as programs and services to support all aspects of newcomer integration. Some of the services offered by the ANC include ESL language training and career related services to assist newcomers integrating to the province.

Contact Info:
P.O. Box 2031; Station C
144 Military Road
St. John’s, NL A1C 5R6
Tel: (709) 722-9680 Fax: (709) 754-4407

The Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism (OIM)

The OIM office for Newfoundland & Labrador provides leadership on all matters relating to Immigration and Multiculturalism and is actively engaged in the promotion of Newfoundland and Labrador as the premier destination of choice in Canada for immigrants.

Contact Info:
Tel: (709) 637-2313 Fax: (709) 637-2931
Website: www.nlimmigration.ca
Website: www.nlpnp.ca
Email: immigration@gov.nl.ca

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

One of these initiatives of the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism for the Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment is the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The new strategy seeks to recruit immigrants who have specialized occupational or entrepreneurial skills. Through an agreement with the Government of Canada, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador may nominate immigrants, who can contribute to the economic and social goals of the province, for permanent resident status.

Contact Info:
Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism
Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment
Provincial Nominee Program
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6 Tel: (709) 729-6607
Email: pnp@gov.nl.ca

Learning English

Language training is an extremely important element in helping newcomers transition into a new community or country. Whether its English language training or French, it can be one of the main contributing factors in attracting and retaining immigrants. . The Town of Channel-Port aux Basques does not currently possess an Enhanced Language Training program, however, the Association for New Canadians and post secondary institutions in the region offer ESL training.

The Association for New Canadians - Outreach Tutor Program
In order to provide increased access to English as a Second Language training across the province, the ANC delivers ESL training to individuals who are unable to participate in language training in St. John’s.

For more information, please contact:
Ken Walsh, ANC Outreach Coordinator
Tel: (709) 726-3759
Email: kenwalsh@nfld.net

The College of the North Atlantic
The College of the North Atlantic is one of Newfoundland and Labradors public colleges and one of the largest post-secondary institutions in the Atlantic Provinces. The college in Channel-Port aux Basques does not offer a basic ESL Program. The nearest CNA location to offer the ESL program is the Corner Brook campus. The program usually runs from September to June, is part of the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Level I course and is free of charge. Some of the colleges also offer Intensive ESL programs yearly to individual desiring to teach English as a Second Language. They offer short courses that are approximately 6 weeks long usually in the month of May or the summer. The programs are offered at 5 levels including beginner, Intermediate I, Intermediate II, Advanced I or Advanced II. This program is self-paced and can be started at any level and completed at any speed. All instructors are highly qualified and have standing achievement for Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).

Contact Info:
College of the North Atlantic
59 Grand Bay Road, P.O. Box 760
Channel-Port aux Basques, NL A0M 1C0
Tel: (709) 695-3343 Fax: (709) 695-2963
Website: www.cna.nl.ca

Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council
The Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council is a non-profit, volunteer organization that helps all individuals in the province reach their literate potential. This organization provides free, confidential tutoring to adults in reading, writing, speaking, listening, numeracy and other skills. The main headquarters is located in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, approximately 200km from Channel-Port aux Basques.

Contact Info:
Newfoundland & Labrador Laubach Literacy Council
141 O’Connell Drive
Corner Brook, NL A2H 6H6
Telephone: (709) 634-5081
Toll Free: 1-800-863-0373
Website: http://www.nald.ca/nlllc/

More Links to Getting Settled: Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council

View Provincial Newcomers Guide
We strongly recommend the Newfoundland & Labrador official Newcomers Guide as a highly valuable resource. This 94 page guide is maintained with useful information surrounding government, housing, transportation, travel, education, childcare, healthcare, legal system, employment and much more. This indispensible tool contains information about many essential facts which will greatly help your adaptation to our province & Channel-Port aux Basques.
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