Welcome to Bradford Immigrant & Community Services

Serving the Immigrant Communities of Simcoe County & York Region

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.

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

Remote assistance is available by calling 905-775-3343 or email inquiries@bradfordimmigrant.ca 

Limited in-person service by appointment only

HOLIDAY CLOSURE:  Closed from Monday, December 20, 2021 to Monday, January 3, 2022.  Virtual service will resume on Tuesday, January 4th.

The office is closed for the summer.  Please email inquiries@bradfordimmigrant.ca with any inquiries.  Emails will be checked periodically throughout the summer.

OFFICE CLOSURE:  Office will be closed for the summer from Monday, June 27, 2022 to Tuesday, September 6, 2022.  REOPEN:  Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 8:30am.

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

English as a Second Language Classes

Information, Referral and Advocacy

Translation & Interpretation

Settlement Assistance

Form Completions

Commissioning of Documents



Are you new to Canada? Do you want to meet other newcomers?

Families are welcome!

For more information, please contact BRADFORD IMMIGRANT & COMMUNITY SERVICES email programs@bradfordimmigrant.ca or call us at 905-775-3343

Connect Up!
Meet Up!

Connect Up

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 stories within their community.

If you want to join this Skype call and connect with other newcomers please contact:
phone: 905-775-3343 or email: programs@bradfordimmigrant.ca

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Immigrant 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)


Located between Toronto and Barrie in the county of Simcoe, Bradford West Gwillimbury has a population of over 35,000 people and is expected to continue to grow in the upcoming years.


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.


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.

English as a Second Language

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


Thank you for all the support and trust during all the period that my family was there! My wife and kids are the most important people in my life . . . and if they are happy, I am happy . . . and definitely you, by providing such a friend and family oriented environment, contributed to their development and beautiful time there. Obrigado Novamente!
Client from Brazil
April 29, 2011
I would like to thank Bradford Immigrant & Community Services for having my wife in the LINC Program. Over the past few months, I’ve noticed a great advancement in her English skill set. She also enjoyed the positive and professional education environment that she received at your education centre. Thank you again for a great education experience for my wife. It was a pleasure to meet you all.
Client from Lebanon
June 13, 2011

Multilingual vaccine information

Resources available through the Simcoe County Local Immigration Partnership


The following languages are available on the site: Arabic, Simplified Chinese, French, Hindi, Italian, Farsi, Portugese, Punjabi, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu.