Programs & Services

THE PROCESS
When you first arrive at CCI Ottawa, a receptionist will greet you and get a brief description of the service you want. In order to be served, you will need to do an intake. That means providing us with details such as name, address, status (PR, refugee claimant, etc.) After you are registered as a client, we can serve you.

Below are some of the topics we can help you with. To see what workshops we are running this month, please click here.

EMPLOYMENT
Our employment team can help you with resumes, cover letters, online job applications, job searches and more. Workshops are held twice a month. Weekly e-newsletter provides more tips and job links. Contact: gaudence@cciottawa.ca. 613-232-9634., Ext. 5. Fifth Floor.

WORK PERMITS
Is your work permit about to expire or do you need help applying for one? Call our Settlement Program at 613-232-9634. Second Floor.

CITIZENSHIP PREP
Are you ready to become a Canadian citizen? Get ready for the citizenship test and learn how to fill out the documents. Contact: mussie@cciottawa.ca at 613-232-9634, Ext. 346. Second Floor.

LANGUAGE
Do you want to practise your English or French? Join our Conversation Circles where you and other newcomers get to practise your English with a volunteer. Contact: communityconnections@cciottawa.ca. 613-232-9634, Ext. 5. Fifth Floor.

COUNSELLING
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you dealing with past trauma? Contact: 613-232-9634. Second floor.

FOOD PANTRY
Do you need help buying groceries? Do you need a few extra food items? Our emergency food pantry might be able to help you. Contact: 613-232-9634. Second Floor.

YOUTH
For young newcomers, ages 14-29, we offer a variety of social, recreational and sport activities to help you make friends, have fun or learn a new skill. Contact: communityconnections@cciottawa.ca. 613-232-9634, Ext. 5. Fifth Floor, Second Floor.

LEGAL ADVICE
Do you need to speak with an immigration lawyer or an immigration consultant? Call 613-232-9634 to make an appointment to discover how we can help you. Second Floor.

EDUCATION
Enrolling your children into school for the first time and need help? Need help with your homework? Need help figuring how the university or college system? Contact: communityconnections@cciottawa.ca. Fifth Floor. Second Floor.

HOUSING
Are you at risk of eviction? Do you need to know what your rights are as a tenant? Do you get along with your landlord? If you need help, our housing team is here for you. Call 613-232-9634. Second Floor.

DOCUMENTS
Do you need help with your Ontario Health Card, Driver’s Licence or other government documents? We can help! 613-232-9634. Second Floor.

PERMANENT RESIDENCY
Are you ready to apply for permanent residency? Do you need help finding the documents and filling them out. Call 613-232-9634 to make an appointment. Second Floor.

LIFE SKILLS
Do you want help adapting to life in Canada? Are you ready to take the next step in your life but need help figuring it out? We can help you with life skills. Contact: 613-232-9634 or 613-232-9634, ext. 5. Fifth Floor.

SPONSORSHIP
Do you want to sponsor a refugee or family members? Contact 613-232-9634. Second Floor

OTHER SERVICES AT 219 ARGYLE

 

WORLD SKILLS, 3RD FLOOR
World Skills is a non-profit employment centre dedicated to the employment needs of newcomers. We help immigrants incorporate into the workforce through employment competency building, job search training and support, cultural competency building and language training.

IMMIGRANT WOMEN SERVICES OTTAWA, 4TH FLOOR
Immigrant Women Services Ottawa provides immigrant and racialized women and their families with the supports and tools needed to achieve their full potential in Canadian society and to participate in the elimination of all forms of abuse against women and children.

OTTAWA NEWCOMER HEALTH CENTRE, BASEMENT
Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre provides health care services, mental health services, navigation, and language support to refugees and immigrants. We have a number of programs to support individuals during their initial settlement period in Ottawa.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Call us at 613-232-9634 or fill out the form below.

Send us a message