Books, Magazines and DVDs in many languages
Citizenship Preparation Course
This free course prepares immigrants to become Canadian citizens. Information about Canada's history, geography and government are some of the topics discussed. To register, please contact the Durham Catholic District School Board, continuing education department at 905-683-7713.
This program runs for 4 week, starting Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Central Library Meeting Room 2
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Changes to Citizenship Application
As of November 1, 2012, if you are applying for citizenship you will have to send proof that you have knowledge of English or French. Applications must have acceptable proof of language included.
To avoid having your application returned to you as incomplete, it is recommended that you complete the form dated 09-2012 or the new form, available November 1, 2012, and include the necessary acceptable proof of language.
Assistance filling out Government Forms
The Settlement Series website assists applicants to fill out government forms when English or French are not the primary spoken languages. It is available in many languages that have accompanying audio and some videos. It allows applicants to independently manage filling out forms from any location with web access.
Town of Whitby Immigrant and Newcomer Senior Support Program
The program will include activities that support healthy and active lifestyles such as classes, health and wellness speakers, leisure activities, information about social and government agencies and providing volunteer opportunities. Attend this free weekly program and meet other immigrant and newcomer seniors!
Thursdays from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. (starting October 4, 2012)
Whitby Seniors’ Activity Centre
801 Brock Street South, Whitby
Call 905-668-1424 for more information
English Conversation Circle
The Conversation Circle is run by Settlement Services of Community Development Council Durham. Do you want to practice your English language skills? Drop in or contact Maria for more information at 905 686-2661 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, Meeting Room 2
Income Tax in Canada
You have to file a return if you are a resident of Canada for tax purposes and you owe tax or want to receive a refund. If you spend time outside Canada, you may have to claim your worldwide income, not just your earnings from Canada. For more information click here.
How to Create A Canadian-Style Résumé
While Canadian résumés come in many different formats, they share some standards that you should know about.
Featured Languages at Whitby Public Library
If you’re interested in materials in languages other than English check out our Featured Languages page in the new Bibliocommons catalogue. You’ll discover an easy way to find books, DVDs and magazines for children and adults in our most popular languages!
Learning Express is a collection of online tutorials and practice tests, accessible 24/7 online through the library website. It includes practice tests for a wide range of academic and career-oriented exams (including TOEFL, the GED and the Canadian Citizenship exam) as well as lessons for basic skills in reading, writing, and math and tutorials on a wide variety of software.
Learning Express is part of our collection of Career and Education databases available through the research and database section of our website. Check it out!
Whitby Public Library has many services for newcomers and for multicultural groups