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Program description - January 2025

Settlement services are essential for supporting newcomers as they settle and adjust to their new home, Canada. Settlement Services Workers support diverse clients, either individually or in groups to navigate systems and find the supports clients require. In this Ontario College diploma program, you will gain knowledge about various programs and services, and develop skills to work with and empower newcomers as they navigate various resources, services, and systems. The program is different from others in that it places emphasis on relationship-building and understanding the newcomer journey through a lens of equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Through role playing, simulations, and meaningful field experiences, you will develop communication skills, programs and services that are respectful and responsive to the diverse needs and experiences of immigrants and refugees. Graduates from this program can find employment as settlement workers with various community service agencies, government agencies, hospitals, schools, and employment agencies; they can also be access navigators; housing support workers; and language and interpretation workers.

Program details

Code: 1615
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 years
Start: January 2025
Campus: Milton - Parkhill Drive
Credential: Ontario College Diploma

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Tuition and fee details for the 2023-2024 year are listed below. Books and supplies may be additional.

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Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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