City of Hamilton Settlement Services for Newcomers to Hamilton including help finding a job, help filling out applications and forms, and help finding a place to live: https://www.hamilton.ca/moving-hamilton/settlement/settlement-services-newcomers
Hamilton Jewish Family Services for assistance with immigration issues, your job search, mental health programs and programs for seniors, and more. Visit https://www.hamiltonjfs.ca/ for more information.
Service Ontario is where you go to get a driver’s licence, register your vehicle, your Ontario Health card, Ontario Photo Card, register your business, register births, marriages and deaths, and more. For more information or to find the Service Ontario office closest to you, visit https://www.ontario.ca/welcome-serviceontario.
How do you register your child to attend a public school? For information about the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board visit http://www.hwdsb.on.ca. If you’d like a friendly person to help you navigate all this information please contact (905) 902-9362 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learning English/ESL classes
For adult classes contact any of these:
1) Circle of Friends https://www.circleoffriends.ca
2) The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/cce/esl/registration/
For high school students needing ESL classes, contact the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board at (905) 521-2554 or http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/secondary/programs/english-as-a-second-language/.
Finding Child Care in your area
The City of Hamilton has a directory of licensed Child Care providers throughout the city https://www.hamilton.ca/social-services/early-years-and-child-care-services/finding-child-care
City of Hamilton Services
For information about City of Hamilton services such as garbage collection and recycling, emergency services, streets and transportation, parks and recreation, and more: https://www.hamilton.ca/living-in-hamilton
Hamilton bus routes and schedules
For information about Hamilton bus routes and schedules: https://www.hamilton.ca/hsr-bus-schedules-fares/schedule-routes-maps
For information about the city’s Recreation facilities (swimming pools, recreation centres, skating/arenas, free fitness programs): https://www.hamilton.ca/parks-recreation
Arts and Culture
For information about Attractions, Arts and Culture Events, Festivals and Museums in Hamilton: https://www.hamilton.ca/attractions
International Drivers Licence
For information about how to apply for an International Drivers’ Licence contact CAA: (905) 525-6131 or https://www.caa.ca/international-driving-permit/. The local CAA office is at 1717 Main St. W., Hamilton.
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