Settlement Services

Newcomer Services

Community Employment Services offers supports and services to help new immigrants settle in Oxford County. Services include information and orientation, assistance with immigration and Canadian documentation, and much more.

Key Support Services

  • Orientation to the local Community
  • Settlement Information and counseling
  • Employment services designed for newcomers
  • Help completing documents
  • Interpretation/translation (some fees may apply)
  • Advocacy and referral
  • Community connections program
  • Transportation

Additional Information

  • Community programs and agencies
  • English as a second language training
  • Education and school registration
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Housing
  • Sponsorship and Citizenship
  • Recreational activities and programs
  • Legal Issues and Human Rights
  • Life in Canada
  • Other settlement needs
First Days in Ontario

The Government of Ontario’s Welcome to Ontario, First Days in Ontario, and Building a New Life in Ontario guides are available here in several different languages.

First Days in Ontario Guide

Renting or Buying

Oxford County offers a variety of very affordable rental options.

Housing Now Oxford can help you to find safe and affordable housing in the County and connect you with:

Buying a house in Oxford County is much more affordable than in nearby larger cities. In the safe, friendly communities of Oxford, you and your family will be able to enjoy more space for much more reasonable prices.

Visit the Woodstock & Ingersoll District Real Estate Board to find updated comparative statistics each month.

Information Oxford also provides a complete list of Real Estate Brokers/Agents in Oxford.

Safety and educational and recreational opportunities make Oxford the ideal place to raise a family. Follow these links for childcare options available in the County.


Residents of Oxford County on low or fixed income can access to quality healthcare through a variety of channels.

Woodstock and Area Community Health Centre

The Woodstock and Area Community Health Centre (WACHC) provides the people of Oxford County with:

  • Primary Health Care services
  • Health promotion & Education
  • Counselling and Wellness Initiatives
  • Community Health Programs

The WACHC’s Woodstock Centre is located at:
400 Dundas St.
Woodstock, ON

Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The WACHC’s Tillsonburg Point of Access is located in the Livingston Centre at:
96 Tillson Ave.

Hours of operation:
Tuesday to Wednesday
8:30 - 4:30
Phone: 519.539.1111
Tillsonburg Toll-free: 877.522.1112

Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic

The Ingersoll Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic provides a full complement of core and comprehensive services to its registered clients. Services include:

  • Health assessments (physical examinations)
  • Diagnosis and treatment
  • Primary reproductive care
  • Primary mental health care
  • Primary palliative care
  • Addiction services
  • Service coordination and referral
  • Patient education
  • Chronic disease management programs
  • Organized health promotion and disease prevention programs
  • Innovative physical activity programming
  • A comprehensive weight management program

King Street Level
19 King Street East
Ingersoll, Ontario
Click here to contact the NPLC.

Oxford County Public Health

Oxford County Public Health is Oxford’s local public health unit and offers:
Programs that promote healthy lifestyles and that aim to prevent illness and disease

  • An immunization clinic
  • Pregnancy services, After birth services, As your child grows services
  • A sexual health clinic

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
410 Buller Street
Woodstock, Ontario
N4S 4N2
Phone: 519.539.9800
Toll-free: 1.800.755.0394

Click here for a map and more information on where to find Oxford County Public Health

With our three major hospitals, no matter where you are in Oxford County you will have quick access to a full range of modern medical service.

Woodstock Hospital

Woodstock Hospital is a brand new, state of the art 178 bed capacity, full-service community hospital. It provides primary care to a population of 55,000 people and offers specialized care to nearly 110,000 within the County.

310 Juliana Dr
Woodstock, ON

Alexandra Hospital

Alexandra Hospital is a full service hospital and has served Ingersoll and the surrounding area for over 100 years.



29 Noxon Street
Ingersoll, ON

Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital

Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital is committed to providing the highest standards of quality care to patients and families in Tillsonburg and the surrounding area.


167 Rolph Street
Tillsonburg, ON

Community Employment Services (CES)

Oxford County offers many professional opportunities for residents and newcomers.

CES operates offices in Woodstock, Ingersoll, Norwich, Plattsville, Princeton, Tavistock, and Thamesford. Click here to find the CES office in your community.

Phone: 519.539.8161 or
Toll free: 1.888.439.816

CES is a ‘one stop centre for accessing a variety of employment related programs and services in Oxford County.’ All CES services are free and confidential.
These services include:

  • Resume and cover letter preparation
  • Foreign qualification accreditation
  • Job search strategies
  • Interview skills
  • Employment counselling
  • Career exploration
  • Training and self-employment information
  • Labour market information
  • Access to employer hiring incentives and wage subsidies
  • Visit the website to browse employment opportunities available in Oxford County right now.