The links below will direct you to a variety of resources related to immigration and newcomer settlement.

Government of Canada Immigration and Citizenship

Apply to travel, study, work or immigrate to Canada, apply for citizenship, a permanent resident card or refugee protection, check the status of your application or find a form.

Newcomer Workplace Support - Grey Bruce Settlement & Language Services

Free services include translation and interpretation of workplace documents such as policies, health and safety information, and job duties, as well as on-the-job support during the orientation process. Financial support for onboarding and training may be available to employers.

Speak with a Settlement Worker: 519-371-9222 |

Diversity & Inclusion Awareness Poster Kit

The Grey Bruce Local Immigration Partnership has put together posters that embody the spirit of an inclusive and welcoming community. By putting up these posters you create a clear communication on a supportive work culture. Even something as simple as a poster can change how people perceive their fellow employees and the people they work for.

The Employer's Roadmap

Significant portions of Canada’s workforce have training and experience gained outside Canada. These internationally trained workers (ITWs), including immigrants, refugees, international students and Canadians who trained or worked outside of the country, represent a valuable source of skills and talent and a growing proportion of Canada’s talent pool.

Grey Bruce Welcome Package Template

The Grey Bruce Welcome Package is a fillable template that municipalities can provide important information to Newcomers and Immigrants about their new home and community. For more information and to receive a fillable copy of the template, please contact GBLIP Outreach Coordinator May Ip:

Hire a permanent foreign worker

Hire foreign workers and recent graduates to fill labour or skills shortages. Support an employee in their journey to permanent residence.

Measuring Welcoming Communities: A Toolkit for Communities and those Who Support Them

The Measuring Welcoming Communities Toolkit has been developed to support the groundwork in understanding a community and planning how to shape it to become more welcoming. In total, there are 19 characteristics involved in the measurement process, creating a complete profile of what a community is and can offer.

Outreach services for employers hiring foreign workers

We have outreach officers who can help Canadian employers learn how Canada’s economic immigration programs can be used to support their hiring needs and help drive economic growth.

Newcomer Information Bruce Grey

This site was created to help Newcomers to Bruce and Grey find community services in the area. Categories have been created to make it easier to find helpful programs and services. You can start searching now using these categories. All information on the site is written in English but can be translated wherever the Google Translate icon is available on a page.

Making Grey Bruce Home for International Talents Project Report

As the number of international students arriving at the Georgian College Owen Sound campus increases, understanding their unique needs will help the college and community service providers support student settlement and adaptation to living, studying and working in a rural area. This report details the results of consultation with international students and college staff, to understand the students’ experiences and makes recommendations of how to support international students arriving in Owen Sound to study at Georgian College.