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

Programs and 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

A department of Oakville Public Library, Information Oakville provides residents of Oakville with up-to-date, quality information regarding supports and resources available to the community.

Halton Community Services Directory

An online directory with over 4000 listings of Community Information, Resources & Supports serving Halton. Powered by Halton Information Providers.

Halton Newcomer InfoPod

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.

Ontario 211

Free community information and referrals to community, social, non-clinical health and related government services. Dial 211 or visit the website.

Access Halton 311

A gateway to Halton Region's services including Public Health, Housing, Emergency Shelter, Waste Management, Low Income Assistance and Employment. Dial 311 or visit the website.

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.

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!