Bradford Immigrant & Community Services

A multi-cultural community

Our office is currently closed for programming for the summer. We anticipate that we will be opening to the public on September 8, 2020. Emails will still be checked periodically so please feel free to email us at

Enjoy your summer! Stay safe and healthy!

Welcome to Bradford, Ontario!

Coming to Canada means adjusting to a new language, culture and lifestyle. The transition for newcomers when leaving their native country, family, friends, culture, traditions, etc. to Canada is often difficult & overwhelming.

Bradford Immigrant & Community Services (BICS) can help you with:

❖ English as a Second Language Classes
❖ Information, Referral and Advocacy
❖ Translation & Interpretation
❖ Form Completions
❖ Commissioning of Documents
❖ Citizenship & Immigration
❖ Settlement Assistance


This is a continuous intake program – new students welcome any time.

Class Schedule: Monday to Friday from 9am to 2:00pm.

Download flyer for more information on the LINC program (PDF)

Connect Ups

County-wide newcomer “Connect Ups” using the “Meet Ups” model to connect newcomers in their communities and train them on how to continue to connect up with each other using the site.

Newcomer Connect Ups increase connectivity to other newcomers and services. Computer training will be provided on the basics of Connect Up groups and provide new skills that give them confidence and self-sustenance.

Newcomer Connect Ups will help decrease social isolation by providing opportunities for newcomers to connect with each other, share their stores within their community.

For more information please contact:
phone: 905-775-3343 or email:

Download flyer for more information on the Connect Ups program (PDF)

Support Group

Meets on the second and last Wednesday of the month at the Bradford Public Library 425 Holland Street West
from 6pm-8pm.

Download flyer for more information on the Immigrant Support Group (PDF)

Integration to Canadian Society Program

The Integration to Canadian Society Program is geared specifically for newcomers.

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Download flyer for more information on the Integration to Canadian Society Program (PDF)

School Readiness Program

2020 program dates coming soon!

Who can Come?

– Children new to Canada who are entering Junior or Senior Kindergarten
– Children whose first Language is not English



PLEASE CALL: (905) 775-1498 or (905) 775-3343

LOCATION: 11 Holland Street East, Bradford

Download the flyer (pdf)


Located between Toronto and Barrie in the county of Simcoe, Bradford West Gwillimbury has a population of 27,000 people and is expected to grow to a population of 32,000 by 2016.

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There are some very important factors to consider before choosing a community to settle in. Finding a place to settle that offers good jobs, daycare, schools & housing can be a stressful decision.

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Canada offers quality education for children and Adults alike. Education is a very important part of our lives as it prepares us for employment and is vital for economic and social growth.

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English as a Second Language

Learning English is one of the first steps to integration into Canadian society for many newcomers to Canada.

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We are located:

11 Holland St E.
Bradford, Ontario, Canada
L3Z 2B8

Free Parking is located:

  • ~ At the Courthouse Just East of our Building
  • ~ Simcoe Road (behind Skwarchuk Funeral Home)
  • ~ Barrie Street (adjacent to Joe’s Bar & Restaurant)

Before & After Hours

Before and After Hour Appointments Available!

Please call (905) 775-3343 or email

Commissioner Of Oaths

Commissioner Of Oaths On Site

We can help you with:
~ Letters of Invitation
~ Travel Consent Letters
~ Sworn Affidavits or Declarations
~ Certification of Copies of Documents

For details please call (905) 775-3343 or email