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Catholic Centre for Immigrants – Ottawa

How You Can Help

When you help a newcomer family in Ottawa, you are making an investment in Canada’s future. You are helping some of our most vulnerable residents thrive. Here’s how you can help today!

Planned Giving

How We Help

We have been helping newcomers to Ottawa settle and integrate into their new community for more than 65 years. We help them feel at home and safe. You can help.

Settlement Services
Connecting to Community

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Speeding up spousal applications

September 24, 2020 — Ottawa — Today, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, is announcing action to speed up spousal application processing and help families build their lives together in Canada. Immigration, Refugees...

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Visitors can apply for work permit

The following statement was issued by IRCC on Monday, August 24, 2020 Visitors who are currently in Canada and have a valid job offer will be able to apply for an employer-specific work permit and, if approved, receive the permit without having to leave the country,...

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Josephine’s first job in Ottawa

Meet Josephine, a CCI client who wants to share the story of her first job in Ottawa. My name is Josephine and working at Dollarama was one of my first work experiences in Canada. I worked at the cash register and in the store answering customers’ questions and...

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Terrariums equal family fun

Settlement and integration can be a long process for newcomers. There's adapting to daily life, finding a new job, learning a new language, figuring out where to buy groceries, shop, where to send the children to school and more. We help newcomers with all of those...

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Do you want to learn more about what we do at CCI Ottawa? Check our videos and photo galleries to get a glimpse of what we do every day to help newcomers feel at home in Ottawa.

Photo Galleries

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A Community Approach

The Catholic Centre for Immigrants is located in the Centre Bruyere for Immigrants building. This building is also home to several other agencies that help newcomers.

World Skills
Immigrant Women Services Ottawa
Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre

Contact Us

CCI Ottawa has been helping newcomers settle and adapt to life in Ottawa for more than 65 years. During this time, many residents of Ottawa have reached out to us to offer their support. We have also collaborated with a multitude of organizations that support our mission. If you are looking to reach someone at CCI, you can call 613-232-9634 or click on the appropriate link below.

I am a newcomer and need services
I want to donate to CCI Ottawa
I want to volunteer with CCI
I want to book a guest speaker
We are an Ottawa organization that wants to know more

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