Welcome to Hamilton

Hamilton welcomes newcomers


Every year, thousands of newcomers make Hamilton their new home. Arriving to a new country or city can be exciting and challenging. Hamilton has several organizations that can help you.

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Services for Newcomers

Below you can find information on programs that will help you begin a new life in Hamilton.

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Guide to Services
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Download the Spring 2016 guide on free recreation programs for information on activities for all ages. This brochure (also available in Arabic) includes a list of free programs available across the city. The City of Hamilton also has a Recreation Fee Assistance Program. This helps families living with a low income participate in recreation programs.

If you are a refugee family and have arrived in Canada between 2014 – 2016, then your children may qualify for a FREE session at an Ontario Summer Camp. Apply now!

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