Windmill Microlending and Eastern College – Partners in career  success for newcomers

If a diploma program or course from Eastern College can help you achieve career success in Canada, Windmill Microlending can help you afford it.

About Windmill Microlending

Windmill Microlending is a Canadian non-profit offering low-interest loans of up to $15,000 to help newcomers pay for the education they need to succeed in Canada. Since 2005, Windmill has supported over 10,000 immigrants and refugees overcome underemployment and succeed in their careers.

What makes a Windmill loan unique?

Our loans offer two years of interest-only payments and up to three years of
principal + interest payments depending on the length of your career plan.

Loans up to $15,000

Fixed low-interest rate
as low as 6.7%

Zero loan processing fees

Success coaching support and mentorship program

More than just a loan

As a Windmill client, you benefit from a range of services, including:

One-on-one coaching to support you on your career path

Career and educational resource supports

Financial planning and budgeting tools

The Windmill Mentorship Program

Exclusive access to our Community Success Hub

About Eastern College

Eastern College specializes in hands-on education and training for growing industries with over 30 programs, multiple workshops, internship opportunities, and online courses and certifications for you to take advantage of.

The program curriculum is extremely comprehensive and is uniquely developed with input from industry leaders to provide the highest quality education.

Our impact on our clients

Over 3x

Growth in income

Newcomers take on low-income jobs to survive. Windmill helps our clients return to their trained profession to boost their income by over 3 times.


Historical repayment rate

Our affordable loans and repayment structure support clients like you. The impressive rate of repayment showcases our client's determination and the impact of their success.


Decrease in unemployment

As our borrowers take their next steps, employment opportunities soar upon loan repayment, marking the start of a remarkable journey and booming economy.

“Windmill has a quick and straight forward application process. It really can change your life, forever.”


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