Newcomer Welcome Centre

The Newcomer Welcome Centre is a place where newcomers (immigrants, temporary residents and refugees) can access information, assessments and other supports to help them make a more successful transition to life in Regina.

Due to Covid-19, we have in-person services by appointment. Or please contact us at (306) 352-5775 or send us an email at

The Newcomer Welcome Centre urges the public to follow the guidelines from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

We ask all travelers coming from abroad to pay special attention to self-monitoring and self-isolation. Taking precautionary measures such as these are imperative to the safety of everyone around us, especially the elderly and people with chronic illnesses.

To stay informed, please read the Coronavirus Information Sheet for Saskatchewan Residents

The Centre is a partnership between Regina Open Door Society, the Regina Public Board of Education, the Regina Catholic Board of Education and the Conseil des écoles fransaskoises.

At the Centre, newcomers can get their children assessed and registered in school, find information on a number of settlement-related topics and receive one-on-one advice and referrals in order to address settlement-related challenges.

The RODS Newcomer Welcome Centre hosts partners providing assessment and orientation services such as: 

  • School board representatives (Public, Catholic and French): teachers from the three Regina school boards assess children and assist families with the registration process.
  • English language (Provincial);provincial language assessments can be booked at the NWC. Once assessed, newcomer clients will be provided with a list of English language training programs and locations.
  • Orientation Services for Newcomers (OSN): appointments can be booked with an OSN worker for permanent residents and Canadian Citizens (who have been in Regina for less than two years) looking for settlement advisors at the Centre.
  • Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) for children and youth school orientation; Newcomer Children / Youth and their families receive orientations to help them choose which schools to be referred to (Public, Catholic or French).

 Newcomers visiting the RODS Newcomer Welcome Centre may receive referral information, assessment and orientation booked in one place.