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Helping Newcomers Adjust to Life in Oxford County

Oxford Settlement Services, which is located within Community Employment Services, assists Permanent Residents and Refugees adjust to life here in Canada by providing counselling services and connecting newcomers with helpful resources in our community.

Who We Are

Oxford Settlement Services is funded through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to support newcomers’ settlement and integration. The Settlement Program provides free comprehensive programming that assist newcomers in adjusting and contributing to various aspects of Canadian life.

Servicing newcomers throughout Oxford County since 2013 in various languages.

Main Office: Community Employment Services 40 Metcalf Street, Woodstock

Itinerate Offices: Ingersoll, Norwich, Plattsville, Princeton,Tavistock, Thamesford and Tillsonburg.

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Who We Serve

  1. 1Permanent Residents
  2. 2Refugee Claimants
  3. 3Protected Persons
  4. 4Temporary foreign workers who hold or have received approval of a work permit or received initial approval for permanent residence
  5. 5Foreign nationals who have been granted a temporary resident visa under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel, and their dependents are deemed eligible persons until March 31, 2025

Our Settlement Services Mission

To help give newcomers the knowledge to make informed choices, overcome challenges unique to newcomers, form connections and adapt to their new lives in Oxford County.

What We Provide

Personalized support to navigate the challenges of settling into our community as a newcomer to Canada

Direction, information, and orientation about available resources in the area

Strong community connections and referrals to local support services

Conversation circles, social events, mentorship matches, and volunteer opportunities

Step-by-step plans for employment, education, housing, health care and improving English

Guidance and assistance to complete IRCC forms and applications

What Can We Help You With?


Receive job search and resume/cover letter assistance, access workshops and training, practice interview skills, learn about the local job market and more!

Job Opportunities


Register children for school, learn about public/catholic/private school options, complete English/Math assessments, learn about Post-Secondary opportunities


Connect with local housing programs, learn about emergency housing options

Learn English

Get a language assessment, access free English classes in person/online, learn how to practice English at home

Drive in Ontario

Learn about Graduated Licensing in Ontario, obtain your driver’s license

Health Care

Learn about Canada’s health care system, find a family doctor

Child Care

Register for child care programs, access subsidies, connect with local parents and play programs


Give back to your community and gain Canadian experience in your field

Connecting with Others

Learn more about your community through mentorship and newcomer events like Conversation Circle.

About Us

Oxford Settlement Services is funded through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to support newcomers’ settlement and integration.

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