New to Canada

New to Canada

The public library is a good place to start learning about your new community. There is a lot to learn—and we are here to help you. It’s free to get a card and join the library. Our trained staff can help you find the information you need in person, by phone or email.

Find information that helps you prepare for the Canadian Citizenship test, such as the names of local elected officials, and electoral maps for Burlington and surrounding areas.
 

This section lists resources and websites to help you learn or improve your English.

ESL Language Training Centres in Burlington

 

Language Tests

  • Basic and complete English language courses are available through the library's

Transparent

Online International Newspapers

  • Find your favourite international newspapers by accessing NewspaperDirect.

 

This section helps you find Newcomer community services to help you settle in Burlington. Staff are happy to direct you to community and government pamphlets available at all of our locations.

For more information about Burlington community services also look at Halton Community Services Database. You can also call 311 for government information or 211 for community information in your language.

Information for Newcomers to Canada and Halton Region

This site will help you to access local services in Halton for example, help with findaing a job, enrolling your children in school, learning English, and finding a place to live.

Services For Children

Counselling Services

Food Banks

Housing

 Legal Help

Medical And Health Services

Seniors

Services For Persons With Disabilities

This section provides information on local school boards, local settlement agencies and accreditation services.

Information for Newcomers to Canada and Halton Region

This portal provides information on access to local services and supports, for example

looking for a job, enrolling your children in school, finding a place to live, and learning English.

School Boards

Burlington Public Library  Databases

  • Our LearningExpress database is a great place to look for all kinds of tests for example, the TOEFL and TOEIC, GED, SAT and much more!

Settlement Agencies

 

Magazines for Newcomers

Learning Express
Canadian
ProQuest
Canadian

To help you prepare for the Canadian Citizenship Test, we have provided you with answers about local government and local government representatives.

Other Citizenship Resources

Citizenship question and answers July 2014.pdf 

 

In this section you will find information on elected officials (municipal, provincial, and federal) and electoral maps.

Below are library items, publications, and links that will help you to settle in Canada.

Below are links to help you to find information about the City of Burlington and Region of Halton.

Below are documents and links from the provincial government to help you settle in Ontario.

Learning Express
Canadian

New to Canada - Upcoming Programs

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