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Newcomer Settlement Services

New to the Sault? We can help connect you to the community

Our newcomer settlement services is a program funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade. This is a one-stop service centre for newcomers to Canada living in Sault Ste. Marie and area. This program supports our new-to-the-Sault individuals and families to help them successfully integrate into the community. We have a team of dynamic and qualified Settlement Counsellors ready to help you with your settlement needs.
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Settlement Counselling

At the Sault Community Career Centre, we are dedicated to provide with dignity and respect, services to newcomers in our community. In the initial phase of contact with the settlement worker, newcomers receive orientation to all services and supports in the community. The settlement worker will assess you and your family’s needs, provide direction, and give you the ongoing support to successfully integrate into the community.

What will our settlement counsellor do for you?
  • Provide solutions-based counselling for newcomers seeking settlement and employment support and make appropriate referrals as required
  • Identify the needs of families and job seekers and build action plans for employment that include short and long term goals
  • Provide support for internationally-trained professionals navigating accreditation and licensure in Ontario Give you information about your rights and entitlements as a new resident of Ontario
  • Help you fill out forms and applications (permanent residency, citizenship applications, OHIP, Social Insurance #, and much more)
  • Help you find programs and services in your community
  • Assist you to develop personal and community relationships and resources
  • Provide advice, support and advocacy to deal with the effects of migration, culture shock, and other stresses of adjusting to life in Canada
Give you information and orientation to Canadian systems like:
  • Health Care
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Housing
  • Shopping
  • Civil rights and the police
  • Children’s Education

Settlement Services Team:

Jane Omollo, Settlement Services Supervisor

705-759-0909 Ext. 4225

Saira Anjum, Settlement Counsellor

705-759-0909 Ext. 4232

Selene Gamino, Settlement Counsellor

705-759-0909 Ext. 4245

Dania Kuzbari, Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) Counsellor

705-759-0909 Ext. 4555

Monira Farah, Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) Counsellor

705-759-0909 Ext. 4231

Gabi Sodies-Heydrich, Administrative Assistant

For general inquiries, please visit the contact us page today to speak or book an appointment with one of our staff.

Programs and Services

Programs and Events
  • Newcomer mentorship program
  • Social Activities
  • Connect with multicultural and cultural groups
  • English Conversation Circles: Dec. 2nd,   Dec. 21st,   Dec. 23rd | 1pm to 2:30pm
  • Holiday Lights Bus Tour: Friday, Dec. 9th from 4pm to 8:30pm
  • Holiday Baking Session: Friday, Dec. 16th from 1pm to 3:00pm



Referral to LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) For more information or to book an LINC assessment, contact a Settlement Counsellor

  • Translation and interpretation
  • Referral to community services and bridging programs
  • One-on-one and group sessions
  • Education and training
  • Housing and healthcare
  • Credential evaluation
  • SIN, OHIP, Driver’s License

Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) newsletter:

  • Assistance with forms and immigration process
  • Career and employment related counselling

Celebrating Cultural Diversity in Sault Ste. Marie

We are celebrating and acknowledging the contributions from the diverse cultures in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, by highlighting its historical roots (1912-2012).

Celebrating Cultural Diversity in Sault Ste. Marie

We are celebrating and acknowledging the contributions from the diverse cultures in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, by highlighting its historical roots (1912-2012).

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22nov1:00 pm- 2:30 pmWorkshop - Understanding Ontario's School System
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24nov1:00 pm- 2:30 pmEnglish Conversation Circle - NTTSNew to the Sault