When you come to a new country and a new community, we understand that you will need help in getting settled.
There are several services in the Bay of Quinte region to help you get established.
Quinte Immigration Services (QUIS), services which meet the needs of newcomers after their arrival in to the region. QUIS Services are complimentary and include assistance with legal immigration issues, assistance with government paperwork, assistance with Canadian taxes, housing, finding employment, finding the right schooling including ESL and information on Service Canada & Service Ontario, etc.
English is the primary language spoken in the Bay of Quinte region.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) provides Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) and the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade (MCIIT) provide English as a Second Language (ESL) classes in Belleville at Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education, affiliated with the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) created Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) to strengthen local capacity to attract immigrants and improve integration outcomes for these newcomers through enhanced economic, social, political, and civic participation.
CEOTIS is a division of Quinte Immigration Services (QUIS) that was founded in 2002.
CEOTIS interpretation and translation professionals are well trained, experienced, ethical, impartial and linguistically fluent. CEOTIS provides services in over 125 languages to help break the barriers to communication.