On Jan 12, 2021, the Ontario Government declared a State of Emergency and issued a stay-at-home order, which came into effect Jan 14, 2021 and will last until at least Feb 11, 2021

Services listed below may be impacted in response to increased restrictions. Please contact agencies or programs listed here prior to visiting in person in order to receive up to date information on services

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-521-1777 ext. 302
Toll Free Phone 1-866-515-0018 ext. 302
Fax 905-521-9333
Primary Contact Lourdes Vicente, Case Manager; Phone: ext 302
Alternate Contact Tina Novotny, Communications Specialist; Phone: 416-226-2800 ext 240; Email:
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Ruth Lee, Executive Director; Email:
Funding Provincial
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) CARE Centre is a government-funded bridge training program to enable IENs to prepare and pass language fluency assessments, clinical assessments and registration exams and to gain workplace exposure, employment, and successful integration into the Ontario nursing sector. 
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Burlington ; Durham Region ; Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of) ; Kingston ; Kitchener ; London ; Niagara Region ; Peel Region ; Waterloo Region ; Windsor ; York Region
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up
Application Contact for information
Languages English
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Hamilton Central
Address & Map
Immigrants Working Centre
182 Rebecca St
Hamilton, ON L8R 1C1
View Google Map
Intersection John St N and Wilson St
Physical Access Partially Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Employment / Training ; Newcomers
HCSD Sub Heading International Credentials ; International Credentials Evaluations ; Internationally Trained Professionals ; Newcomer Employment Programs ; Newcomer Employment Resources ; Resources for Internationally Trained Professionals
Service Categories Credentialing Program Development and Management Support ~ Immigrants (Canada) ~ Nurses/Nursing Support Personnel ; Foreign Educational Records Evaluations ~ Nurses/Nursing Support Personnel ; Immigrant/Refugee Employment Programs ~ Internationally Trained Skilled Workers ~ Nurses/Nursing Support Personnel

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