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Newcomers Network

We are happy to provide information and resources to help you settle in.

Newcomers to The Peoples Church

If you are new to our church, we look forward to meeting you. Meanwhile, here is a helpful introduction to what you will find here at Peoples.

Newcomers to Canada

Welcome. We are blessed by a diversity of nationalities represented in our church, so there is a very good chance you will meet others here who share your cultural heritage.

Our desire is to greet you with three things:

  • Compassion: We are here to offer kindness and compassionate support. We understand that leaving your home country and arriving in Canada is an exciting transition—but it can be a difficult one too.
  • Connection: We can help you connect to practical resources you need to establish your new life here.
  • Community: We would be pleased to introduce you to the opportunity for friendship with other internationals and Canadians who are part of our community.

Building Connections

If you are a Newcomer and would like to learn how to get connected, we’d love to help!

Come visit us at The Peoples Church Café:
374 Sheppard Avenue East • Toronto, Ontario M2N 3B6
Monday – Sunday (except Saturday) 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Newcomers Fellowship

Sundays • 1:00 – 3:00 PM • Café and 320 Maplehurst Drive

If you are a newcomer to Canada, we invite you to join us each week for a time of fellowship and learning! Come and learn English as we reflect on the migration journey of God’s people in the Bible. This is a great opportunity to meet other newcomers and share your experiences. Lunch will be provided. We will meet in the church Café by 1:00 PM and walk to our fellowship venue together. Newcomers@ThePeoplesChurch.ca, 416.222.3341 x 111

Language Café

Tuesdays & Thursdays • 1:00 – 4:00 PM • W202

Newcomers who have challenges with the English language or who would like to improve their English language facility are invited to join the Language Café. While practicing and learning English, newcomers will also have an opportunity to learn about Canadian society and culture, as well as other settlement issues such as employment, housing and health. For more information, please contact us. Newcomers@ThePeoplesChurch.ca

Employment Café

Friday, May 26 • 7:00 – 9:00 PM • W202

Finding a job requires networking. The employment cafe provides an opportunity to network with other internationally trained newcomers who are seeking jobs or are successful in their career search. There will also be an information session focusing on job interview skills. If you are interested in attending, please email Newcomers@ThePeoplesChurch.ca.

Immigration and Settlement Services

Tuesdays • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM • Café

If you are a newcomer in need of expert advice on immigration and settlement matters, the Newcomers Network provides settlement services every Tuesday. To book an appointment, please call  416.222.3341 x 100.

Newcomers Legal Information Clinic

Mondays • 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

If you have legal issues regarding immigration and settlement in Canada, let our Regulated Immigration Consultants and Paralegals help you. The Newcomers Network offers free consultation on immigration and other legal issues. To book an appointment, please call 416.222.3341 x 175.

Employment Services and Career Support

Wednesdays • 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM • Café

Professional newcomers face significant challenges with integrating into Canadian career paths. In partnership with JVS Toronto, we will be providing employment support through resume critiquing, labour market information, and a host of services related to employment. If you require employment support, please book an appointment by calling
416.222.3341 x 111.

Persian Fellowship

Monday, May 1 • 6:30 – 8:30 PM • W204

Embrace Persian culture as you learn about the free services we provide for newcomers to Canada. You’ll also get to enjoy Iranian worship songs, Bible studies, Iranian treats, tea and coffee! Please RSVP in advance by emailing Newcomers@ThePeoplesChurch.ca.

Cultural Groups and International Students

Here at Peoples, we have several fellowship groups from different countries and regions of the world. We invite you to attend one of these cultural groups.