The ANC’s Resettlement Assistance Counsellors welcome Government-Assisted Refugees at the St. John’s International Airport and assist with immediate needs, such as:
- Securing temporary accommodations (including providing access to a live-in RAP/Settlement Counsellor at the ANC’s Reception House)
- Securing permanent accommodations (finding and moving into their first home and helping with both the details of finding and living in an apartment)
- Banking and budgeting
- Accessing health care
- Accessing mandatory provincial and federal programs and services (e.g., MCP, Interim Federal Health, etc.)
In addition, Resettlement Assistance Counsellors work closely with landlords to help ensure access to affordable housing for immigrants.
A Settlement Counselor will continue to provide Settlement Support until an immigrant acquires Canadian citizenship.