Newcomer Information Centres (NIC)

Newcomer Information Centres (NIC) are walk-in information centres funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to provide free, up to date settlement information and referral for the smooth transition of newcomers to life in Canada. NIC is open to permanent residents, convention refugees and prospective immigrants.

Citizens, temporary residents and refugee claimants can receive basic information and referral and are provided with options based on their eligibility.

NIC provides its clients with personalized information and referral partnering with other community and government programs to assist newcomers with all their settlement needs.

At each NIC location clients can receive information on:

  • Employment
  • Immigration and Citizenship
  • Education and Training
  • Credential evaluation
  • Health services
  • Housing
  • Language training
  • Legal and social services
  • Recreation
  • Finance and income tax

To access Newcomer Information Centre services, please present one of the following documents at the time of your first visit:

  • Permanent Resident (PR) Card
  • Confirmation of PR
  • Landing Paper
  • Notice of Decision Letter