CFP: Newcomer settlement and language training

Organization name: 
Government of Ontario
Deadline date: 
Monday, October 18, 2021 - 5:00am
RFP status: 


You must submit your application by October 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EST.


Newcomer settlement and language training services help newcomers succeed in their new home. Applicants can apply for funding to deliver services under the following program streams:

  • Settlement and orientation: assessment, information, orientation and referral services and newcomer-specific labour market orientation, career planning and employer connections
  • Language training: language assessment, language training, and integrated language and skills training in or for the workplace

Employment-related services focus on the unique challenges faced by newcomers seeking employment, with an emphasis on:

  • language skills
  • employment readiness
  • career decision making

Applications are expected to include relevant community and employer partnerships.


This funding opportunity is open to:

  • not-for-profit organizations
  • school boards
  • publicly funded post-secondary institutions

Program guidelines

Newcomer settlement and language training: Application Guide

Additional information and questions

Coming soon: The Ministry will post recorded information sessions in English and French, to provide interested applicants with information about the funding opportunity and application process. Check back here to access these recordings.

Live question and answer sessions will take place:

On Microsoft Teams/video-conference (English):

  • Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:00pm

On Microsoft Teams/video-conference (French):

  • Tuesday, September 21 from 1:00 to 2:00pm

Please email to register. Interested applicants are advised to view the recorded information session and read the Application Guide in advance of the question and answer session.

Questions and answers

Newcomer settlement and language training: Questions and answers

Interested applicants may also submit written questions to

The Ministry will respond to all emailed questions directly. Responses to emailed questions will also be added the questions and answer document posted above. Updates will be posted on:

  • September 15, 2021
  • October 13, 2021

The deadline for submitting questions is October 6, 2021.

Please note that Ministry staff will not assist applicants with proposal development and cannot comment on individual proposal ideas.

Technical support

For technical support, contact TPON Client Care at