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Organization: Immigrant Access Fund Canada - Toronto Office  
Phone Numbers: General inquiries 416-360-4445
Toll-Free: Loan applications and inquiries 1-855-423-2262
Fax: 416-360-5554
1240 Bay St, Ste 800
Toronto, ON
M5R 2A7
Location: Toronto (Annex)
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Executives: Claudia Hepburn - Chief Executive Officer
Contacts: Eric Ofori-Atta - Loan Intake Specialist
Service Description: Micro loans up to $10,000 to assist internationally trained immigrants and refugees in obtaining Canadian licensing, training, or upgrading required for work in their profession * loan can be used to pay for exams, training, qualification assessments, professional association fees, books and course materials, living allowance and other related expenses

Fees: Loan repayment and interest charges * refugees -- interest free
Application: Call, email, or visit website for eligibility requirements and application process * application form available online to download * new applicants or those with existing loans, contact Loan Intake Specialist -- interview required by phone, email or in person
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Immigrants, permanent residents, provincial nominees, refugees, protected persons, or Canadian citizens born outside of Canada, living in a province or territory other than Quebec, and attempting to return to work in a field of previous employment in another country * lack alternate financial resources and do not have an undischarged bankruptcy
Languages: English ; French
Area(s) Served:
Algoma, Barrie & Area, Brampton, Brant, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge–North Dumfries, Chatham – Kent, Cochrane, Collingwood & Area, Dufferin County, Durham North East, Durham West, East York, Elgin, Etobicoke, Grey and Bruce, Guelph–Puslinch, Haldimand Norfolk, Haliburtion County and City of Kawartha Lakes, Halton, Hamilton, Huron and Perth, Kenora District, Kingston, Kitchener–Waterloo–Wellesley–Wilmot–Woolwich, Lanark, Leeds & Grenville, London and Middlesex, Malton, Manitoulin/Sudbury, Midland, Penetanguishene & Area, Mississauga, Muskoka, Niagara, Nipissing, North Lanark/North Grenville, North York, Northumberland County, Orillia & Area, Ottawa, Oxford and Norfolk, Parry Sound, Peterborough City and County, Prescott/Russell, Quinte, Rainy River District, Renfrew County, Rural Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, Rural Hastings, Sarnia – Lambton, Scarborough, Scarborough North, Scarborough South, South Simcoe, Stormont/Dundas/Glengarry, Thunder Bay City, Thunder Bay District, Timiskaming, Toronto, Wellington, Windsor – Essex, Woodbridge, York - Toronto, York Region  
See Also: Immigrant, Newcomer and Refugee Services

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