Peel Multicultural Council

Record #: MAL0130
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019
Last Full Update: 19 Nov 2019

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Description & Services

Alternate Name Community Connections Mentorship Program ; Enhanced Language Training ; ISAP ; Job Search workshops ; LINC ; Seniors Program ; Settlement Services ; Youth program (drop in center)
Description As an umbrella organization, aims to promote a harmonious multicultural society in Peel, by increasing communication and by building bridges of understanding between ethno-cultural groups, institutions, and the community, and to facilitate settlement and integration of newcomers to Canada 
Immigrant Settlement Services – provides information on services such as immigration, education, employment, financial assistance, health, legal services, housing, transportation, translation/interpretation, etc *assists with filling out forms and applications (SIN, OHIP, Child Tax, PR Renewal, ODSP, Citizenship) *advocates on clients behalf *provides referrals to other service providers 
Oath Commissioning services such as affidavits, declarations etc. 
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes * full time and part- time evening classes for Levels 1-6 
Job Search Workshop (4 Days) – helps newcomers to Canada find suitable employment *skills covered include: resume writing and cover letters *job search and networking techniques *skills to overcome 'No Canadian Work Experience' barrier *help identifying skills * strategies to tap hidden job market *understanding the Canadian labour market *interview preparations and mock interviews *workers' rights and employment standards 
Enhanced Language Training (ELT-12 Wks) - job specific language training *work placement *career counseling *job readiness skills (resume, cover letter, cold calling, and informational interview) *2 weeks computer classes 
Community Connections Mentorship Program provides assistance and support to newcomers to gain tools and resources of finding employment making use of their skills, trainings, education and thus quickly integrating into Canadian society, PMC Community Connections Program undertook many new initiatives to build elements of professional mentorship to connect newcomers to Canada with experienced Canadian professionals. *newcomers can learn about Canadian culture and customs *receive support to better cope with the stresses of settling and adapting in Canada *participate in group networking activities *develop confidence and networking skills.  
Community Connections Youth Program HYP -helps newcomer youth, ages 12-24, adpat to Canadian culture and become aware of different resources in the community (i.e recreation, entertainment, etc), *praticipate in group activities including: English Conversation Circles, Homework Club, playing video games, movie night, information workshops, art and literature. Other free services offered include: Commissioner of Oaths to attest documents *access to computer, fax, internet *childcare *Mississauga transit tickets 
All services are free.
Hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm * Wed 9am-8:30pm
Dates All year
Areas Served Peel Region
Boundaries Peel Region
Eligibility All age groups are served
Application Walk in services. 
Pre-registration for JSW, ELT and LINC required 
Translation services - translated documents are given depending upon the nature, complexity of the document and time availability of the concerned language staff
Fees Membership - $10/yr/individual * $20/yr/group ; No fee for services provided to eligible clients.  
Fee for PMC Membership - $10/yr/individual * $20/yr/group
Languages English ; French ; Arabic ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Dari ; Gujurati ; Hindi ; Pashto ; Polish ; Punjabi ; Spanish ; Tagalog ; Urdu

Contact Information

Address & Map
6630 Turner Valley Rd
Mississauga, ON L5N 2P1
Site Location Canada
Intersection Erin Mills Pkwy and Mississauga Rd
Transit Information Routes 38 and 44 of Mississauga Transit stop near Argentia and Turner Valley. The Closest Go Station is Meadowvale.
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Mailing Address 6630 Turner Valley Road 
Mississauga, ON
Office Phone 905-819-1144
Fax 905-542-3950
Primary Contact Jagdeep Kailey, Settlement Manager; Phone: ext 238; Email:
Alternate Contact Charmian DeGannes, Language Program Manager; Phone: ext 227; Email:
Primary Executive Naveed Chaudhry, Executive Director; Phone: ext 224; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Linda Wang, Coordinator, Community Connections (Mentorship); Phone: ext 232; Email:

Other Details

Print Material Newsletters
Established 1977
Elections Yearly
Funding Provincial ; Foundation ; Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Region of Peel, United Way of India and Ontario Trillium Foundation
Service Level (50) Non Profit


Subjects Businesses ; Citizenship ; Cultural communities ; Economic development ; Employment equity ; English as a second language ; Immigrants ; Information and referral ; Multiculturalism ; Race relations ; Settlement services ; Social action