Hamilton’s Immigrant Working Centre (IWC) is a leader in providing settlement services in Hamilton, welcoming new Canadians and supporting their full social, civic and economic participation in their new city. For over 30 years, IWC has provided a broad range of settlement services to newcomers to Canada. They are Hamilton’s only dedicated settlement service organization, delivering in-person and online services in 16 languages at four locations in Hamilton.
Hamilton’s Immigrant Working Centre (IWC), has seen first-hand the financial and human return on investing in services for newcomers. In the current climate of scrutiny and vilification of newcomers, the IWC believes that there is more need today than ever, to continue supporting and welcoming newly arrived immigrants. It is in the spirit of honouring the past contributions of immigrants to Canada and the commitment to continuing to support the provision of services to newcomers, that the IWC celebrate its 25th year.
“This celebration symbolizes the importance of welcoming newcomers to our community with open arms,” explains Ines Rios, Executive Director, IWC. Ines is originally from Chile.
SERVICES AT A GLANCE
• If you need Orientation & Settlement: Get one-on-one settlement support, information on key settlement issues, and referrals
• If you need English Language Training: Gain the English you need to achieve your goals for work, school, and life
• If you need Employment-related Services: Access the information you need to successfully enter the Canadian Labour Market
• If you are looking for Community Connections: Network across cultures, build your skill set, and gain Canadian volunteer experience
IMMIGRANTS WORKING CENTRE
Head Office: 8 Main St. E. Ste. 101
Hamilton, ON L8N 1E8. Tel: 905-529-5209.
Alinamaria Rodriguez, Executive Assistant
and Volunteer Coordinator.
Downtown North: 182 Rebecca St.
Hamilton, ON L8R 1C1 Tel: 905-525-9676
East Mountain: 1119 Fennell Ave. E. Ste. 236 – Hamilton, ON L8T 1S2 Tel: 905-387-1100
Hamilton East: 160 Centennial Pkwy North #7 Hamilton, ON L8E 1H9 Tel: 905-662-9160