The RODS Newcomer Welcome Centre provides a variety of information on: immigration, housing, employment, education, youth, health, transportation, social Supports, budget and finance
Newcomers can also access internet information on computer terminals at the Newcomer Welcome Centre, and have their documents printed, faxed or scanned at the Centre.
The RODS Newcomer Centre provides referrals to the community and government services:
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
- Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
- Labour Market Services
- Orientation Services for Newcomers (OSN)
- Provincial Settlement Advisors
- Sask Health
- Language Assessment and Referral Centre
- Other Immigrant Service Agencies
Settlement Information Advisors are available to assist you with your settlement needs. You can come as soon as you arrive since you do not need an appointment. Settlement Information Advisors can provide information regarding important documents such as health card, driver’s license, as well as finding housing, employment and other questions regarding your settlement in Saskatchewan. At the Newcomer Welcome Centre newcomers can access computers to find settlement and immigration information online. A printer, scanner, photocopier, and fax machine are also available.
Over-the-Phone Interpretation; if you do not speak English, we will still be happy to help you, using an over-the-phone interpretation service in your own language. An over the phone translation is available in 170 languages, 24 hours/day and 7 days/week
The RODS Newcomer Welcome Centre hosts partners providing assessment and orientation services such as:
School boards representatives (Public School Board, Catholic School Board and the Conseil des Écoles Fransaskoises); teachers from the three Regina school boards assess children and assist families with the registration process.
English languages assessors (provincial); provincial language assessments can be booked at the NWC. Once assessed, newcomer clients will be provided with a list of English language training programs and locations. Contact us for questions regarding eligibility.
Orientation Services for Newcomers (OSN) Worker; appointments can be booked with an OSN worker at the Centre, for permanent residents, looking for settlement advisors. Temporary residents as well as citizens who have been in Regina less than two years will be referred to a settlement advisor.
Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS); for children and youth school orientation; Newcomer Children / Youth and their families receive orientations to help them choose which schools to be referred to (Public, Catholic or French).
Newcomers visiting the RODS Newcomer Welcome Centre may receive referral information, assessment and orientation booked in one place.
Visit the RODS Newcomer Welcome Centre during your first two weeks in Canada.