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Windmill Microlending

Anderson College partners with Windmill Microlending to provide financial support to skilled newcomers for their education.

Are You A Newcomer and Looking to Launch your Career in Canada? Additional Funding to Study with Anderson is Available!

Windmill Microlending, a registered charity since 2005, offers low-interest microloans of up to $15,000 to skilled immigrants and refugees to help obtain Canadian licensing or training required to work in your field.

The loans can pay for:

  • Education and training programs of two years or less
  • Fees for licensing and qualifying exams
  • Travel expenses to take courses or write exams which are unavailable in your area
  • Assessment of qualifications
  • Fees for professional associations
  • Books, supplies and other course materials
  • Living allowance during study time
  • Potentially, other costs related to restarting your career

Are You Eligible for the Funding Support?

To be eligible for a Windmill microloan, you must:

  • Be an immigrant and a Permanent Resident, Protected Person, Convention Refugee, Provincial Nominee, or Canadian Citizen
  • Be an internationally-trained individual requiring licensing, re-training, or relocation to achieve your career goals
  • You must be living in Canada to apply for a loan
  • Not have an undischarged bankruptcy

Refugee Loan Program

Convention Refugees and Protected Persons can apply for Windmill’s interest-free Refugee Loan Program, as long as they apply within three years from the time they have attained refugee status in Canada.

What makes this program unique:

  • Convention Refugees and Protected Persons do not pay interest
  • Interest is being paid by the generosity of community donors
  • Windmill can lend to people with low income
  • Application process is quick
  • Collateral is not required
  • Credit history in Canada is not required
  • Repayment terms are newcomer-friendly

Please note that refugee claimants are not eligible at this time.

About Windmill Microlending

Windmill Microlending is a registered charity serving newcomers since 2005. We offer microloans to help skilled immigrants and refugees continue their careers in Canada. Funded by the public and private sector, Windmill is Canada’s largest and most successful microlending program for immigrants and refugees.

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Call us at 604.670.8272 or Email

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