ABOUT US


Supporting immigrants and refugees in the Quinte Region since 1986.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

QUIS recognizes that we reside and work on the traditional, unceded lands of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinabewaki, Mississauga, and Wendake-Nionwentsïo peoples and in proximity to Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. We recognize the contributions of Indigenous peoples to our diverse community and hope to help make the Quinte area more welcoming to people of all backgrounds and identities.


OUR MISSION

Quinte Immigration Services will assist immigrants and refugees isolated by cultural and language barriers in the Quinte region through the process of orientation and settlement while encouraging public respect for the diversity of immigrants, the promotion and recognition of the value of racial and cultural differences, and the facilitation of integration and participation of newcomers into the social, economic and cultural aspects of the community.



WHAT ARE SETTLEMENT SERVICES?


Settlement services are provided to immigrants and refugees across the country to assist with various aspects of daily life and support their journey as they settle in Canada. Whether you have recently arrived or have lived in Canada for a while, you can access these services often free of charge and always in a confidential manner. Settlement agencies are also called newcomer services or immigrant & refugee-serving agencies.


Central Eastern Ontario Translation & Interpretation Services (CEOTIS), a division of QUIS, offers fee-for-service interpretations and translation of documents in multiple languages. For more information, please reach out to 1-888-968-1065 or ceotis@quinteimmigration.ca or visit https://www.ceotis.ca

Please contact our office today for further information 613-968-7723.

WHAT WE DO


Quinte Immigration Services is a non-profit charitable organization and has been supporting immigrants and refugees in the Quinte Region since 1986. It is funded by the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, and through charitable donations. We offer a large variety of services to newcomers who have arrived in Canada.

Quinte Immigration Services is a settlement agency that provides a variety of services and programs to support all immigrants and their families in the Quinte region. This can include direct settlement support, community information and referrals, informative workshops on a variety of topics, as well as social and recreational activities to connect our clients to their peers and local community.

Quinte Immigration Services hosts various monthly information sessions geared towards helping newcomers to the greater Quinte area integrate smoothly. These events are free of charge and provide helpful advice on a broad array of topics in the social, financial, and healthcare fields. Events range from how to acquire childcare subsidies to how to apply for a mortgage as a newcomer to Canada.Through our Social enterprises, we offer translation and interpretation in many languages.


Please contact our office today for further information 613-968-7723.


COVID-19 NOTIFICATION


Please be advised that until further notice, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Quinte Immigration Services will be providing services to clients by telephone and online (e-mail and virtual meetings). Please do not hesitate to contact us at 613-968-7723 ext. 0 for consultations and instructions.

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