Newcomer Settlement Services

AKA: NSS
Provided by: PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada - AKA: PEIANC

Service Description

Settlement Workers help new immigrants to Canada though orientation, translation, interpretation, referrals to community resources, para-professional counseling, and general information. Specific areas of assistance may include but are not limited to:
  • Navigating the immigration/travel process
  • Assistance to understand and communicate with government agencies or services such as Canada Revenue Agency, health services, motor vehicle licensing and registration, and social/child and family services
  • Mediate between clients and their landlords
  • Help clients find daycare
  • Provide liaison service for clients when communicating with outside organizations
  • Assistance with Permanent Resident card renewal, Canadian citizenship, and sponsorship of family members' information

Information

Eligibility:
Open to registered PEI Association for Newcomers clients who do not yet have Canadian citizenship including:
-People with a Permanent Resident Card (AKA Maple Leaf Card) or Confirmation of Permanent Residence
-Government Assisted Refugees after their first year under the federal Resettlement Assistance Program has ended
-Immigrants who have been allowed to stay in Canada because the federal government intends to grant them Permanent Resident status
-Non-immigrant foreign domestic workers in Canada
-Temporary visa holders (work and student permits, visitor visas)
-Other immigrants who have not yet received citizenship may be eligible
Fees:
No fees
How to Access:
People who are not registered clients can book an appointment with an Intake Worker to become clients for free * Existing clients can drop-in, call or contact through website to make an appointment
Documents Required:
Depends on specific service being provided * Staff will inform clients of what documents are required if any
Language:
Arabic * English * French * Mandarin * Vietnamese * Interpreters are available in 26 other languages and multiple languages are available on call
Coverage Area:
Prince Edward Island

Service Locations & Contact Info