Enhancing regional capacity to integrate newcomers

And co-creating a welcoming community for all in Peel Region

PNSG is a community collaborative that engages service providers and stakeholders to coordinate services that facilitate newcomer settlement and integration

As a local immigration partnership, PNSG conducts community-level strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, communications, research, policy formulation and project management – to improve social and economic outcomes for Peel newcomers, immigrants and refugees.

PNSG is a project of United Way Greater Toronto and is funded by Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Region of Peel and UWGT.

Hands together

Peel Immigration Web Portal

The Peel Immigration Web Portal is Peel Region’s one-stop for settlement information – what you need to know before you arrive, to live, learn and work here

Diverse faces

Need to locate newcomer services?

Find a variety of priority newcomer services near you by using the Community Services Map. Select the services your require, whether language, employment, counselling, healthcare or others.

Charts on iPad

Need newcomer data?

The Newcomer Profile Tool provides useful information and data to those looking to find out more about the Region of Peel, Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga, and the people that call the Region home. It provides frequently used data from the 2016 Census in a more user-friendly format than spreadsheets. The tool was created by the Peel Data Centre.

PNSG Reports

PNSG publishes reports on community consultations and research that identify newcomer settlement priorities, issues and trends and help decision-makers make evidence-based decisions that influence community efforts to integrate newcomers:

2020-2021 Collective Impact Report

Our annual report describes the impact of COVID-19 on settlement efforts in Peel, new community priorities, health equity advocacy and the potential impact of 2021-2023 immigrant admission levels on the region.

2021 IRCC Planning Day report for Peel & Halton

PNSG hosted an online consultation with almost 100 IRCC-funded stakeholders to document and celebrate the resilience of the settlement sector after a transformative year, as well as identify planning priorities: enhancing service capacity; leveraging technology more effectively; IRCC operational supports; and increased immigrant admissions.

Advocacy: Co-Designing an Equitable and Inclusive Health System in Peel

As part of our work on the Anti-Black Racism & Systemic Discrimination collaborative in Peel, PNSG participated on a healthcare sub-table that co-authored a February 2021 health equity position statement that collected first-person narratives, regional population-level statistics and recommendations for greater service and system co-design, as well as understanding how equity can be embedded in funding decisions.

2019 Report on Peel Newcomers

One publication compiling current census data, longitudinal immigration database and informal settlement study data and results from a 2018 PNSG survey of settlement service providers, describing Peel newcomer settlement priorities.

2019-2020 Collective Impact Report

Our 2019-2020 annual report outlines the results of our settlement-sector survey measuring newcomer and service-provider priorities, insights about newcomers and mental health, how we worked with stakeholders to coordinate resettlement of refugee claimants, and building awareness of Peel Immigration Web Portal enhancements.

2018-2019 Collective Impact Report

Our annual report describing our efforts to enhance the inclusion of Peel newcomers in partnership and collaboration with partners and stakeholders.

2018 IRCC Planning Day report for Peel & Halton

PNSG co-hosted a full-day IRCC consultation with more than 100 settlement stakeholders to identify service gaps and issues.