With millions of Canadians of Irish descent and tens of thousands of residents (temporary and permanent) being Irish-born, Irish people are a fundamental part of economic and social life in Canada. Moving2Canada strives to help the Irish in Canada, whether through information about immigration, employment, or simply settling into life in Canada.
Below, you can browse a number of links that will help you to establish yourself in Canada. From consular assistance (for example, if you lose your passport) to simply where one might buy a bag of Tayto and some Barry’s tea, these links will help you to maximize your Canadian experience. The links on this page are useful across Canada. Links specific to individual cities can be found below.
Irish in Canada — Useful links
– The Irish Canadian Immigration Centre (I/CAN) was established in January 2012 to assist in meeting the needs of newly arrived Irish newcomers to Canada by offering outreach and information on areas such as employment, accommodation, social services and immigration. It plays a crucial role in supporting the Irish in Canada.
Monday–Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
67 Yonge Street, Suite 401, Toronto, Ontario M5E-1J8
Email: [email protected]
Executive Director: Cathy Murphy
Crosscare Migrant Project is the main NGO based in Ireland that provides a pre-departure information and support service to Irish emigrants. They are part funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs to provide this service. They have a drop in service in Dublin city centre that is open office hours Monday to Friday and they have a range of web based information on various countries and visa options at www.migrantproject.ie. They also assist Irish emigrants abroad who are thinking of returning home and need support or information.
E-mail: [email protected] | Phone: +353-1-8732844
– Find information on IEC work permits in our IEC section. These open work permits allow citizens of Ireland to work in Canada for up to two years.
– The Embassy of Ireland in Ottawa.
– The Ireland Canada University Foundation encourages and facilitates links between scholars in Ireland and Canada.
– The Ireland Fund of Canada connects people of Irish heritage to bring positive change within Canada and Ireland shaping culture, reconciliation and enhancing education.
– The Gaelic Hour presents an eclectic mix of programming that includes literature, the arts, history, cultural topics, music and features of local interest. Broadcasting since September 2005, the show has featured many high profile internationally known personalities including Sinead O’Connor, Tommy Tiernan, Christy Moore, Daniel O’Donnell and many many more. While much of the content has an Irish focus, other Celtic/Gaelic ethnic topics and music are regularly featured.
– The online shop A Bit of Home will ship all your favourite foods from home to locations across Canada.
We have also compiled convenient links for Irish people living in the following cities: