There are many services offered to newcomers in and around IRCOM.
For an overview of programs run by IRCOM, click here.
For information about services offered by other settlement organizations, visit the Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organizations (MANSO) website.
Plain language booklets on buying or renting a home or making your money work can be found on the New Journey Housing website.
If you are planning to host a discussion on refugee issues, consider looking over the Bread and Borders toolkit put together by Immigration Partnership Winnipeg.
For Private Sponsors, here are two checklists detailing the steps you should take with those you sponsored to ensure a smooth and strong settlement process:
From MCC (a Sponsorship Agreemeent Holder): Settlement Checklist
From MIIC’s Welcome Place (a Government Assisted Refugee-serving organization): Settlement Checklist
Thinking about sponsoring? Though IRCOM works with privately sponsored families, we do not go through the sponsorship process with sponsors. See the Canadian Council for Refugees Toolkit for more information.