Ajax, Ontario has one Immigrant Welcome Centre serving the region, provided by United Way, Durham. The Ajax Welcome Centre is intended as the “one stop shop” for any newcomers in Ajax or the surrounding area (Durham Region) who need any of the following services:

  • Settlement and Orientation Services:
    • Assistance with
      • housing,
      • accessing health care
      • Social Insurance Numbers,
      • community and government resources
      • access to child care,
      • basic needs.
  • Language Instruction and Assessment:
    • English classes with computer aided instruction
      • childminding and transportation allowance for eligible candidate students
  • Accreditation and Qualifications Information:
    • Accreditation information,
    • assistance and information for internationally trained professionals
    • accreditation portfolio assistance and action plans
  • Employment Related Services:
    • Job Search Workshops
    • resume assistance
    • return to work action plans,
    • job search resources
    • free internet and fax services
  • Language Supports:
    • Translation and interpretation services
  • Other Services:
    • Other services determined based on needs such as:
      • legal services,
      • mental health services,
      • culturally-appropriate family counselling

In order to use the services at the Ajax Welcome Centre you must be a resident of Durham Region. The Ajax Welcome Centre is easily accessible from Pickering and Whitby as well.

These services are provided in the following languages:

  • English
  • French
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dari ; Farsi
  • German
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Kachi
  • Khmer
  • Pashto
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Tagalog
  • Tamil
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese


  • Monday to Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM
  • Thursday: Additional hours from 4:30PM-9:30PM
  • Every other Saturday: 8:30AM-9:30PM


458 Fairall St
Unit 5
Ajax, ON L1S1R6



Managed by Hermia Corbette


The Welcome Centre in Ajax only provides legal services under very specific circumstances: you must be able to prove you cannot afford legal services. Professional legal assistance with your IRCC application can be provided by a Regulated Immigration Consultant (RCIC) or Lawyer. Maxcan Immigration employs RCIC Mary Zhang. Our offices are located in Markham at 7030 Woodbine Avenue, which is only a 20-25 minute drive from the Ajax Welcome Centre.