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:
- ride Guelph Transit throughout Guelph
- visit Guelph Museums during regular operating hours, including Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street and McCrae House, 108 Water Street
- participate in public swimming/skating offered by the City of Guelph at the following City facilities:
- Show your Welcome to Guelph card at any Guelph Public Library location to get a Digital Access card which provides full access to digital resources and allows you to check out up to two (2) books or two (2) DVDs at a time. When you can provide proof of permanent address you can upgrade your card to a full access library card.
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 https://is-gw.ca/contact-us/
- County of Wellington Settlement and Social Services
321 St. Andrew Street West, Fergus
519-837-2670 or [email protected]
For more information