Welcome to Guelph program

Moving to a new country and city can be exciting, yet disorienting as you adapt to a new life abroad.

To help you transition to living in our beautiful and caring city, the City of Guelph has introduced the Welcome to Guelph program.

This program includes a Welcome to Guelph card that—when shown to a Guelph Transit bus driver or City employee—gives you temporary free access to:

Please note: Does not include participation in any registered swimming/skating programs or lessons. Visit guelph.ca/recreation for schedules.

How to apply

The Welcome to Guelph card is available to individuals who:

  • came to Canada as a refugee, and
  • arrived in Canada within the past 12 months, and
  • are currently residing in Guelph.

Assess your eligibility and begin the application process by visiting:

  • Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
    104 Dawson Road Guelph
    519-836-2222 or [email protected]
  • County of Wellington Settlement and Social Services
    321 St. Andrew Street West, Fergus
    519-837-2670 or [email protected] 

For more information

Community Investment
519-867-5618
[email protected]