Association for New Canadians

Update on new PR pathways 

The new pathways to permanent residency for essential temporary workers and international graduates announced in April have been popular.

The international graduates stream has reached its cap, but the temporary workers streams remain open. These temporary policies help temporary workers and international graduates who are already in Canada to apply for permanent residency.

Eligible temporary residents currently residing and working in Canada may apply for permanent residency under these new temporary public policies.  
The Association for New Canadians is here to help!

Please contact us at for more information.

Volunteer Orientation

The Association for New Canadians offers a variety of volunteer opportunities: Homework Club, conversation circles, a matching program with new arrivals, and more!

If you’d like to be part of our volunteer team, plan to attend (online) the next orientation session, June 22, from 3 – 4 pm. Register for the session (and to be e-mailed the Google Meets link). If you can’t make that session but are interested in volunteering, please email

Seeking translators and interpreters

The Association for New Canadians is expanding its translation and interpretation team. If you or someone you know would like to join our team, please sign up for our next virtual orientation session, scheduled for June 22: 3 – 4 pm
We are in particular need of the following languages: Arabic, Tigrigna, French, and Swahili.
Register for the session (and to be emailed the Google Meets link)

Newcomer Health Fair Goes Virtual

The annual newcomer health fair at the Association for New Canadians, like so many things, in our world, went virtual this year. This transformed the annual two-day event for students at the ANC’s ESL Training Centre and first-year refugee arrivals into a semi-permanent online resource accessible to everyone.

A variety of health fair “booths” cover topics such as mental health, women’s health, seniors, nutrition and physical, and general health. There are links to health resources and providers . Access the Newcomer Health Fair,  or navigate from ANC home page.