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Oakville Public Library offers a variety of programs and services that can assist newcomers to Canada.

Newcomer Events

Oakville Public Library works closely with HMC Connections, Centre for Skills Development, and Ach─ôv Newcomer Information Centre to bring a variety of programs and events for newcomers to our branches. View more on our Programs and Events page.

Local resources

Information Oakville

Contact Information Oakville for answers to questions about health and social services, childcare, counseling and support, and financial assistance, among others.

Halton Community Services Directory

Produced by Information Oakville, this highlights programs and services provided by community, social service, health, government or commercial organizations for a wide range of age groups.

Halton Newcomers Portal

Information for newcomers to the communities of Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills that can assist with finding a place to live, finding a job and providing all the information you need to make Halton your home.

211 Ontario

Free community information and referrals in Halton for child care, housing, family counseling, financial assistance, and services for newcomers. Dial 211 or visit the website.

311 Halton

For non-emergency information about government services in Halton. Dial 311 or visit the website.

Newcomer services in your area

Find community and government services for your area, through Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Helps newcomers to Ontario with information about immigration and citizenship, housing, health, employment, education, community and recreation, and legal services. Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Government of Ontario.

A website of the Government of Ontario to guide newcomers.

Welcome to Canada

This guide offers an introduction to life in Canada. Learn how to get settled and find a place to live, get around your new city, work and go to school and connect with your community.

Explore early literacy programs at OPL

It’s never too early to introduce a child to reading. Babytime is a free program perfect for infants aged 0-11 months and their caregivers. Sing, clap, bounce and learn rhymes together!