Empower skilled newcomers and foster prosperity

Your donation will enable skilled immigrants and refugees to achieve their career ambitions and triple their incomes

Why Windmill

How many times have you encountered an internationally-trained dentist or physician driving a cab?

Canada’s future prosperity is at risk due to a shortage of skilled workers. Our success will lie in harnessing the contributions of skilled newcomers. Windmill offers affordable loans and career support to help skilled newcomers restart their careers.

Immigrant dentist mother brushing teeth with daughter

Reasons to give

Break the cycle of poverty for skilled newcomers by removing barriers and fostering opportunities

Help reduce unemployment and increase Canadian productivity

Triple the earnings of skilled newcomers as they restart their careers in Canada

Each $1 donated to Windmill generates a $5.52 return in social and economic impact – as verified by The Veritas Foundation

Encourage social inclusion and diversity

Build a lasting legacy – support newcomers today, uplift our country’s prosperity, and inspire future generations.

Generous support has transformed
the lives of these newcomers



Even without credit history they approved my loan...Thanks to Windmill, I am now practicing medicine in Canada.



I feel so happy in my profession because I love it. Our life changed when I was cleaning the offices and now my job is more professional. I can provide for my family. I feel 100% happy doing what I love to do.



The loan helped me with childcare expenses and my schooling. Thanks to Windmill, I am loving my life as a dentist again.

Qingzhu (Kelly)

IT Professional

Magical things happen, Thanks to Windmill, I totally changed my life.

Our impact

These statistics are not just numbers; they symbolize the tangible change we bring to the lives of new Canadians. We are not merely providing loans; we are igniting a transformational journey towards prosperity, inclusion and economic growth. By supporting Windmill, you are helping to shape a brighter, fairer, and more diverse future for Canada, where everyone thrives and contributes to the fabric of Canadian society. Together, we are turning the potential of new Canadians into prosperity for them and for our country.


Approved Loans

Over 11,000 new Canadians have received the support they need to start anew in Canada, making dreams a reality and forging a brighter future.

$100 million

In approved loans

With roughly $100 million invested in new Canadians, Windmill embodies the belief that every dollar is an investment in a brighter future.


Historical repayment rate

Our borrowers’ dedication shines through in their impressive repayment rate, showcasing their determination, skills, and the impact of their success.

You can make a difference

Discover ways to give

  • Every donation makes a difference. We hope you’ll join our mission by donating today.
Monthly giving
  • Join our community of ongoing supporters by choosing to give monthly.
Gift and Estate Planning
  • Create a lasting legacy, impacting the lives of thousands of skilled newcomers.
Become a social impact investor
  • Explore how impact investments aim for positive, measurable social and environmental impact, while also providing financial returns.
Other ways to give
  • Discover the many ways you can show your support from honoring someone special through a meaningful tribute or sharing your time and expertise as a mentor to newcomers.

Your generous support will enable Windmill to grow our loan capital and sustain the delivery of personalized career and coaching services to thousands of newcomers annually.