Quick Facts

Founded in April of 1993 and established in 1994, BICS is a non-profit, community based immigrant service agency providing services to the immigrant communities of Simcoe County and York Region requiring assistance.

Structure: BICS is directed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We are a small organization who employs ten full-time, part-time and supply staff. BICS operates out of one location.

BICS serves an average of 1500-2000 people annually which includes walk-in clients, telephone and on-line inquires.

BRADFORD AT A GLANCE…

Bradford West Gwillimbury currently boasts a total population of 34,965 people based on the 2016 Census stats. This reflects an increase of 46.7% from 2006 Census statistics. Immigrants compose 27.5% of the total population.

According to Census Statistics, between 2006 and 2016, the number of immigrants in Bradford West Gwillimbury has almost doubled (+96.9%). The proportion of immigrantsrose from 20.5% (4,885) in 2006 to 27.5% (9,620) in 2016.INTERESTING BRADFORD STATISTICS (Census 2016):

Places of Birth for Immigrant Populations


 
Portugal


Italy


United Kingdom


India


Philippines


Total Immigrants

Number


 
1,575


775


540


415


325


9,625

Percentage


 
16.4%


8.1%


5.6%


4.3%


3.4%


100.0%

Mother Tongues


 
Portuguese


Spanish


Italian


Russian


Tamil


Total Immigrants

Number


 
1,595


740


710


490


275


9,625

Percentage


 
16.6%


7.7%


7.4%


5.1%


2.9%


100.0%