Canadian Settlement Services at Your Campus

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Many international students are unaware of the wider array of community-based programs and services available to them. They require tailored services timed to meet their existing and emerging settlement needs. As part of the International Student Connect Project, Centennial College has partnered with the Catholic Crosscultural Services settlement agency to provide our international student community with the necessary resources and knowledge to make informed decisions about day to day life in Canada, and a smooth transition to permanent Canadian residency if so desired.

Individual support as well as informative Let’s Connect Workshops are offered each week at Centennial campuses on the following topics:

  • Banking and Credit
    Learn about banks and credit unions, differences between credit and debit cards, and what to watch out for (e.g. interest rates, service fees, etc.)
  • Immigration Pathways
    Learn about planning and applying for PNP or Express Entry, as well as information on other pathways
  • Employment
    Learn about requirements for employment, where to find work, and your rights and responsibilities
  • Legal Rights
    Learn about basic legal rights, free and low-cost legal aid services in the community, on and off campus legal resources, Criminal Code, and finding legal information
  • Income Tax
    Learn the basics of the Canadian income tax system, where to seek expert or volunteer help with filing taxes, how to determine residency status (for tax purposes), and review the process on how to file taxes
  • Community Participation and Recreation
    Learn about getting involved in community and school events, recreation centres, and public libraries

For more information, please contact:

Manimolie Kanagasabapathy
Phone: 647-296-6753
Email: mkanagasabapathy@cathcrosscultural.org


About the International Student Connect Project

The International Student Connect (ISC) Project was created to help international students and their families address their settlement needs by providing them with relevant information and resources. COSTI Immigrant Services coordinates the ISC Project in partnership with educational institutions and settlement agencies across Ontario. This project is funded by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.