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Get your hands on a world of languages
NPL's Multilingual Collection
As part of the Southern Ontario Multilingual Poll, the Library provides a collection of books and DVDs in many different languages, including these new addtions:
Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Tamil.
Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
At any time you can request a language you would like to see added to the collection. You can also take advantage of our InterLoan service to request items from other libraries. For more information ask at the Adult Services Information Desk or call 905-953-5110 Ext. 4770
Books, Audio and Video
The library has a collection of English as a Second Language (ESL) books on the main floor in the northeast corner near the CD collection. Additionally, ESL audio visual material and books can be found in the Children’s and Adult collection. Search our Online Public Access Catalogue or ask at the Information Services desk on each floor.
Do you want to know about careers and employment in Canada, Career Cruising is an excellent website available to library patrons.
Welcome Centre Immigrant Services provide one-stop services under one roof, designed to guide and support immigrants through the maze of information and resources in York Region.
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration provides services for successful economic and social integration of newcomers, which maximizes the benefits of immigration.
Catholic Community Services of York Region have been providing immigrant settlement services in helping people from any country, ethnicity or religion in York Region for over 25 years.
Citizenship information can be found at Citizenship & Immigration Canada including the book Discover Canada: the Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship, which provides preparation and information for the citizenship test. Here is a list of current federal, provincial, and municipal representatives:
Who is Canada's Head of State?
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
What is the name of the Governor General?
David Johnston (October 2010)
What is the name of your electoral district?
Which Federal party is in power?
Liberal Party (2015)
Name the Federal political parties and their leaders.
Conservative - Rona Ambrose (Acting)
Liberal - Justin Trudeau (2013)
New Democratic Party - Thomas J. Mulcair (2012)
Bloc Quebecois - Rhéal Fortin (Acting)
Green Party - Elizabeth May (2011)
What is the name of the Prime Minister?
Justin Trudeau (Liberal 2015)
What is the name of your MP (Member of Parliament)?
Kyle Peterson (Liberal 2015)
Which party is the Official Opposition?
What is the capital city of the province?
What is the name of the Lieutenant-Governor?
Elizabeth Dowdeswell (2014)
Which Provincial party is in power?
Liberal Party of Ontario
What is the name of the Premier?
Kathleen Wynne (Liberal 2014)
What is the name of your local MPP (Member of Provincial Parliament)
Chris Ballard (Liberal 2014)
What is the name of the Leader of the Opposition? Patrick Brown (Progressive Conservative 2015)
What is the name of your Regional Councillor
John Taylor (2014)
What is the name of your Mayor?
Tony Van Bynen (2014)
Last Updated October 28, 2015
Newcomer Helpful web sites
The Settlement.Org website provides newcomers with information and resources to settle in Ontario, Canada.
York Region's York Welcome website provides information and resources to help you make the move to York Region.
Canadian Newcomer connects the diverse ethnic communities in Canada by providing information, advice, entertainment and encouragement to new immigrants.