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Windmill Microlending

Site: Toronto Office

Contact Information
Office Phone Office: 416-360-4445
Toll Free Phone Loan applications and inquiries: 1-855-423-2262
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Primary Contact Claudia Hepburn, Chief Executive Officer
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Micro loans to assist internationally trained immigrants and refugees with their careers * registered charity
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Low interest loans up to $15,000 to pay for the credentials, licensing, retraining or professional development that internationally trained immigrants and refugees require to work in Canada

Loan may be used for
  • education and training programs of two years or less 
  • fees for licensing and qualifying exams
  • credentials assessments
  • English or French language training
  • living allowance
  • relocation costs for employment
  • travel expenses to take courses or exams not available in client's area
  • books, course materials and work equipment
  • professional association fees

Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Canada
Boundaries Canada
Eligibility Permanent residents, provincial nominees, convention refugees, or Canadian citizens wishing to work in the same field they trained for outside of Canada or to apply transferable skills to a new career * must demonstrate that have a Career Success Plan that requires funding * cannot be used to start a business

Age Requirements: Ages: 18 year(s) and up;

Residency Requirements: Canada
Application Call, email, or visit website for eligibility requirements and application process * apply online
Languages Bemba
Fees Loan repayment and interest charges * loans for convention refugees and protected persons are interest free
Site Information
Located In Community Toronto
Address & Map
165 Avenue Rd.
Suite 300
Toronto, ON
Canada M5R 3S4
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Physical Access Easy access to elevator ; Wheelchair accessible entrances at east and west ends of building
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Employment / Training ; Newcomers
HCSD Sub Heading Internationally Trained Professionals ; Newcomer Employment Programs ; Newcomer Employment Resources ; Resources for Internationally Trained Professionals
Service Categories Job Training Expense Assistance ~ Internationally Trained Skilled Workers ; Work Related Fee Payment Assistance ~ Internationally Trained Skilled Workers

Agency Overview

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