Hamilton Newcomer Day 2024 is coming up!

Newcomer Day is an annual event held by the Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council in May that welcomes newcomers to Hamilton, helps them understand and access a wide range of services, and celebrates their contributions to Hamilton. 

It is a FREE event open to all! Check out the line-up!

All Hamiltonians are invited to join in welcoming newcomers in Hamilton!

Friday May 24, 2024 at Hamilton City Hall from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM (71 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5)

Questions or inquiries about Newcomer Day 2024? Contact: Sarah Wayland, Senior Project Manager – HIPC at 

Newcomer Day - Event Line-Up

Hamilton Newcomer Day festivities will kick off with a Canadian citizenship ceremony in Council Chambers, allowing the public to witness an important milestone for those who will become Canadian citizens. Take pictures, enjoy food and refreshments and get ready for the day!

Are you looking to learn about the services, programs and organizations available to you in the City of Hamilton? 

Stop by the information and services fair and connect with local organizations eager to assist you in accessing various resources, programs, and support services. 

Floor 1 – Inside City Hall

  • Asociación Fraternidad Hispana (Hispanic Fraternity Association)
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • CARE Centre for IENs
  • Distress Centre Halton
  • Hamilton Business Centre
  • Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion
  • Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre
  • HWDSB Welcome Centre
  • HWDSB Continuing Education
  • REFUGE Newcomer Health
  • Refugee Law Office – Hamilton (Legal Aid Ontario)
  • The Pink Project
  • Service Canada


Floor 2 – Inside City Hall

  • Afro Canadian Caribbean Association
  • Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (Csc MonAvenir)
  • McMaster University
  • Mishka Social Services
  • SCORE! Project
  • Templo Nueva Vida
  • The AIDS Network
  • Ukrainian Canadian Congress Hamilton
  • York University Internationally Educated Professionals Bridging Programs


Outside City Hall

  • Bruce Trail Conservancy
  • Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton Niagara
  • City of Hamilton
  • Collège Boréal
  • Conseil scolaire Viamonde
  • Empowerment Squared
  • Fedcap Canada
  • Good Shepherd Family Centre
  • Goodwill, The Amity Group
  • Hamilton Anti-Racism Resource Centre
  • Hamilton Bike Share
  • Hamilton Farmers’ Market
  • Hamilton Police Service
  • Hamilton Public Library
  • Hamilton Street Railway (HSR)
  • Immigrants Working Centre
  • Mohawk College
  • Parks Canada
  • PATH Employment
  • Rafiki Hamilton Centre
  • Réseau en immigration francophone du CSO
  • Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton
  • Solidarity Place Worker Education Centre
  • VPI Employment Services
  • Wesley
  • YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/ Brantford
  • YWCA Hamilton



In addition to the other outdoor offerings, Hamilton Newcomer Day will captivate audiences with live musical performances. Talented individuals will showcase their skills and cultural backgrounds, highlighting the rich tapestry of cultures that make Hamilton a vibrant and inclusive community.


Explore our lineup:

  • Luckystickz (MC)
  • B. The City (DJ)
  • Eric Ryan (RBCxMusic)
  • DMD
  • Jamila Bello
  • Lil America
  • Sabian
  • Garba Groovers
  • Hamilton Halton Chinese Choir
  • Poet in Place – Lishai Peel
  • Salsa Soul Productions

Food options and a local vendor marketplace will be available on-site, offering a diverse selection of culinary delights and unique products that reflect Hamilton’s multicultural essence.

Families are encouraged to attend, as there will be an array of family-friendly activities and offerings to keep individuals entertained throughout the event.

Food/Drink Vendors:

  • Lemon Bar
  • Tropical South Food Truck
  • SAU Bake
  • Diced Ice
  • Island Queens/Jerk Dogs
  • Timmy’s Tanur


  • My African Treasure
  • The Nutco Design
  • Karla Maria Creativo
  • Northside of the map
  • Henna Paradise
  • Nur’s Soy Candles

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