Plan for Your Arrival in Niagara Canada

Immigrating to Canada? There are many pre-arrival services and resources that can help you prepare for life in Niagara Canada:

These services can help you understand life in Canada, find a job and access job market information, and learn about language and other skills for adapting to Canadian society.

Dari Immigration Guide Pashto Immigration Guide


The Niagara Refugee Assistance Committee

The Niagara Refugee Assistance Committee was initially formed in 2015 to respond to the Syrian refugee crisis. It was reconvened in 2021 to facilitate local response to the federal government’s commitment to resettle 40,000 Afghan Refugees. The vision of the Niagara Refugee Assistance Committee is to support the successful settlement of newly-arrived refugees in Niagara through the coordination and mobilization of innovative partnerships aligned with the social determinants of health.

The committee values partnership & engagement, inclusion, service integration & coordinated access, excellence & innovation, transparency & accountability.

The group is comprised of members of the Niagara Local Immigration Partnership, local settlement agencies, Mennonite Central Committee and Brock University with additional stakeholders represented on sub-committees.

To learn more about the Afghan Refugee Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP), or to make a donation of supplies and goods in need, click here.

This toolkit was compiled to support professionals from healthcare, settlement, education and other public-serving sectors in providing equitable access and services to Afghan newcomers.

Resources for working with Afghans to Canada-Afghan Resettlement Toolkit