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Career success in Canada awaits you. Windmill Microlending can help unleash your full potential.

Career opportunities in skilled professions in Canada, such as health care, IT, engineering, and financial and social services, are experiencing unprecedented demand.

If you are a skilled immigrant or refugee, there’s never been a better time to return to the career you love. However, if the only thing holding you back is the affordability of the costs associated with resuming your profession in Canada, then we can help.

About Windmill Microlending

Windmill Microlending is a national charitable organization offering low-interest loans of up to $15,000 exclusively for skilled immigrants and refugees. Since 2005 we have empowered over 7000 newcomers to reach their potential by helping them pay the costs of accreditation, education, and professional development. Whether returning to their occupation, advancing their career, or making a career change, Windmill loans and client-focussed supports enable success.

Loans can be used to pay for the costs of:

  • Accreditation and training programs
  • Qualifying exams
  • Fees for training and professional development courses
  • Supplies and technology in support of your studies
  • Child care
  • Relocation costs
  • Living allowance during your study period
  • Travel expenses to take courses or exams not available in your area

Benefits of Windmill's affordable loans

  • Repayment terms are flexible
  • Can help you build or strengthen your Canadian credit rating
  • Client success coaches help keep you on track toward your career goals
  • Interest rates are some of the lowest in Canada

How to get your affordable loan from Windmill

Step 1:
Find out if you're eligible


Complete our two-minute eligibility quiz to find out if you are eligible for a Windmill microloan. If you aren't eligible today, not to worry, contact us for next steps.

Step 2:
Apply for a loan


If you are eligible, prepare your documents for your Windmill application. Here's what you'll need. You will be notified about your loan approval within two weeks.

Step 3:
Start your journey to career success


Work with a Windmill client success coach to achieve your career success plan with mentorship and online digital resources available to support you.

Windmill's newcomer client success stories

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Rajan Veterinarian from Vancouver, BC

After seven years spent working as a successful general practice veterinarian in India, Rajan moved to Canada in search of more opportunities to grow professionally. Since he needed to complete an expensive process to obtain a Canadian veterinarian certification, Rajan began working full-time as a security officer. A Windmill loan helped Rajan pay for his last exam fee and soon after, he resumed his career as a veterinarian. Read more.

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Contact Windmill Microlending from anywhere in Canada by email, phone, through our website or on social media.

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