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user0505
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Posted On: 4/18/2022
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Hello, my name is Mykyta. I am looking for help for my mother who come from Ukraine and left everything there. She just got approved with work visa.
I would like to know if Kingston has a place where she can start learning English?
Does she need to complete a medical exam, within 90 days?
Can you help to find work that does not require English for now?
Thank you.
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Posted On: 4/30/2022
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your question and situation with us.

You may be able to find some helpful information in our Settlement.Org article here, Where can I take ESL classes? You may have to find out which you are eligible for by contacting them as some of them have eligibility requirements in relation to status in Canada.

You may also want to dial 211 on a phone for free and speak to an information and referral specialist. 211 is a free, confidential service that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will also be able to help connect your mother with employment services to help her find work.


If the medical exam you are looking to complete is in regards to an immigration application, you may want to confirm with IRCC about the timeline. In the IRCC article, Medical exams for visitors, students and workers:

Getting an exam after you submit your application
We’ll send you instructions on how to get your medical exam done. You must go for your medical exam within 30 days of receiving these instructions.
If you don’t follow these instructions, we may refuse your application.


We hope this information is helpful, please follow up with us if you need any further information.

Sincerely,


Your Settlement.Org team
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alexcray
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Posted On: 2/26/2024
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user0505 wrote:
Hello, my name is Mykyta. I am looking for help for my mother who come from Ukraine and left everything there. She just got approved with work visa.
I would like to know if Kingston has a place where she can start learning English?
Does she need to complete a medical exam, within 90 days?
Can you help to find work that does not require English for now?
Thank you.



Hello, my name is Mykyta. I am looking for help for my mother who come from Ukraine and left everything there. She just got approved with work visa.
I would like to know if Kingston has a place where she can start learning English?
Does she need to complete a medical exam, within 90 days?
Can you help to find work that does not require English for now?
Thank you.
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alexcray
alexcray
Posts: 64


Posted On: 2/27/2024
alexcray
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user0505 wrote:
Hello, my name is Mykyta. I am looking for help for my mother who come from Ukraine and left everything there. She just got approved with work visa.
I would like to know if Kingston has a place where she can start learning English?
Does she need to complete a medical exam, within 90 days?
Can you help to find work that does not require English for now?
Thank you.



They offer various employment services to newcomers, including job search assistance, resume writing workshops, and connections with potential employers. Their website is linked above in the English language learning section.
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Posted On: 2/29/2024
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alexcray wrote:

Hello, my name is Mykyta. I am looking for help for my mother who come from Ukraine and left everything there. She just got approved with work visa.
I would like to know if Kingston has a place where she can start learning English?
Does she need to complete a medical exam, within 90 days?
Can you help to find work that does not require English for now?
Thank you.



Hi there,

Thank you for sharing this information and your situation with us.

In addition to the information above, you can find ESL classes in Toronto and in Kingston using the Services Near Me tool on Settlement.Org. You may also want to look through Settlement.Org articles on job listings to help you find work. You may also wish to seek the support of an employment counsellor for help with your mom find jobs in her area of interest.

A number of settlement services are providing intake appointments online and over the phone to support clients remotely. You may want to connect with a settlement agency that provides employment services using our Services Near Me section. Settlement agencies can also help you find financial assistance options.

It may help to connect with a community resource navigator at 211 to narrow your search.

211 Ontario is a free, confidential service. Their phone service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Here is a link to their live chat if you prefer to communicate online. Their live chat service is available Monday to Friday from 7am-9pm ET.

Regarding your question about medical exams, here is an excerpt from IRCC's help centre:
You may need a medical exam to get a work permit if any of these situations apply to you:
  • You wish to work in any job where it is important to protect public health, such as
    • health services
    • child care or
    • primary or secondary education
  • You’ll work in an agricultural job, and you have lived in a designated country or territory.
  • You want to work in Canada for more than 6 months, and you lived in a designated country or territory for 6 consecutive months during the year right before the date you intend to enter Canada.
  • If you need a medical exam, an officer will tell you so and send you instructions on how to proceed. The officer’s decision is based on the type of job you will have and where you lived in the past year.
    Open work permit holdersAn officer may not know if you need a medical exam. You should get a medical exam from a panel physician if any of the 3 situations above apply to you.

    We hope this information is helpful. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post them here.

    Sincerely,
    Settlement.Org Team
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