Toronto East Newcomer Services

Toronto East Newcomer Services

Call 416-266-1913 email Helping You Advance Your Life and Career in Canada

TENS is a PCPI project funded by the Federal Government through the Settlement and Resettlement Assistance Programs

The Toronto East Newcomer Services (TENS) program offers newcomer adults, youth, women and families a range of settlement and integration programs and services to help speed up their settlement and find a job in Canada.

As a newcomer, you will have the opportunity to learn new skills and learn about Canadian Workplace Culture among others. Services are available to newcomers who meet these criteria:

  • 17 years and over
  • Landed Immigrant with a valid PR Card
  • Convention Refugee

Service Offerings include:

Orientation to Canada and Settlement Services:

  • A Resource Centre with access to computers, printers, telephones, free Internet, and settlement resources.
  • Settlement and integration supports to newcomer adults, youth, women and families and include extensive and valuable information about settling in Canada.
  • One-on-one settlement assistance to ensure that your personal settlement needs are met such as finding affordable housing, information about schools, the health care system, legal, citizenship and others.

Group and individual sessions are also offered and include:

  • Orientation to Canada
  • Citizenship preparation classes
  • Language instruction for the workplace
  • Integrating into the educational system
  • Job search help (resume writing, interview preparation)
  • Mentorship and placement
  • Computer literacy
  • Referrals to other services such as legal aid, social services, finance & budgeting, tenants’ rights, health, and skills upgrading
  • Foreign nationals in Canada could qualify to become permanent residents faster, through the new Temporary resident to permanent resident pathway.


A self-employment program with the opportunity to learn how to start your own business, register your business and business start-up


Hands-on experience in Canadian and ethnic cooking through a culinary workshop that also enables meeting, networking and socializing with peers in your community.

Check out the TENS program calendar for further details. To book an appointment with a Settlement Worker, or to attend any of our workshops please apply:

Toronto East Newcomer Services (TENS) is a PCPI project funded by the Federal Government through the Settlement and Resettlement Assistance Programs of the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.