Markham, Ontario has one Immigrant Welcome Centre serving the region, located in Buttonville. The Markham Welcome Centre is intended as the “one stop shop” for any newcomers in Markham or the surrounding area (York Region) who need any of the following services:

  • Settlement and Integration Services:
    • Assistance with Housing
    • Access to Health Care
    • Social Insurance Numbers
    • Access to Child Care
    • Community & Government Resources
    • Basic Needs
    • Discover other services by traveling to the Welcome Centre
  • English Language Classes:
    • English Classes with Computer Aided Instruction,
    • Childminding and Transportation Allowance for Eligible Candidates (on the basis of financial need)
  • Accreditation and Qualifications Assistance:
    • Accreditation Information Assistance
    • Information for Internationally Trained Professionals
    • Accreditation Portfolio Assistance
    • Accreditation Action Plans
  • Employment Services:
    • Job Search Workshops
    • Resume Assistance
    • Return to Work Action Plans
    • Job Search Resources
    • Free Internet and Fax Services
  • Language Assistance:
    • Translation and interpretation services

In order to use the services at the Markham Welcome Centre you must be a resident of York Region. The Markham Welcome Centre is easily accessible from Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.

These services are provided in the following languages:

  • English
  • Frenc
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Arabic
  • Chinese – Cantonese
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Thai
  • Interpretive Services – Services are provided in English but interpreters are available


  • Monday, Wednesday: 8:30AM-8:30PM
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30AM-4:30PM
  • Saturdays the centre is closed except for language classes, which are held between 8:30AM and 4PM


8400 Woodbine Avenue
Suites 102-03
Buttonville, Markham, ON L3R 4N7



The Welcome Centre in Markham does not provide legal services. 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 an 8 minute drive from the Markham Welcome Centre along the 404 or 10 minutes down Woodbine Avenue.