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Featured Partners

Windmill partners with over 1000+ organizations across the country who are working to support newcomers to Canada as they settle, strive and succeed.

Without their referrals, we could not have reached the thousands of clients we have served since 2005. We are grateful to the public and private educational institutions, regulatory bodies, settlement and employment agencies we coordinate with to foster employment related opportunities for skilled immigrants and refugees through our loan program. Our Featured Partner page gives us a chance to highlight some of our most fruitful relationships.

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Lighthouse Labs

Lighthouse Labs is a coding bootcamp that provides intensive training in web and mobile development. It offers full-time and part-time courses in various locations across Canada, as well as online. The bootcamp aims to prepare students for careers in software development by teaching them the technical skills and best practices they need to succeed in the industry. Students at Lighthouse Labs learn how to build web and mobile applications using a variety of programming languages and frameworks, and work on real-world projects to gain practical experience. The bootcamp also provides career support to help students find job opportunities after graduation.

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Herzing College

Herzing College began as Herzing Institute in February 1965. Initially, the institution was dedicated to computer technology training. But over the years, the college has expanded its breadth of career-focused education and has expanded geographically to include campus locations in Ontario, Quebec, and Manitoba. The mission of Herzing College is to provide career-focused post-secondary programs of high quality that are designed to prepare a diverse student population to meet the needs of a wide array of employers. This is accomplished through the innovative use of teaching technologies and experienced faculty. These career-oriented programs include educational methodologies and materials to promote the development of teamwork, communication skills, and the personal attributes valued by employers.


Prep Doctors

Prep Doctors is the leading dental training and support services provider that prepares foreign-trained dentists to obtain licenses to practice dentistry in Canada. We do this by offering first-class preparatory courses that target the required National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) exams. We also offer Continuing Education courses aimed at professional development and helping all dentists improve their skills and maintain their licenses.



NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) is a leader in experiential learning with an unmatched connection to the industry. We develop student competencies by applying knowledge to practice in real-world challenges through a focus on teaching and business. Our staff are industry experts with a passion for their chosen fields, and our approach to higher education ignites the passions that lead to meaningful careers for our learners. We are intensely focused on creating a prosperous Alberta and thriving Albertans and fueling the economic engine of our province.

Useful Links

Windmill Microlending works with of key partners who provide comprehensive information about credentialing, training and learning institutions who support the career and education outcomes of immigrants and refugees in Canada. Our partner Prosper provides financial literacy to all of our clients as an additional layer of support for their success. Working together to provide accurate, comprehensive and relevant information/resources is part of our mandate. Click on the links below to learn more.

Canadian Immigrant

Canadian Immigrant

Canadian Immigrant (CI) is a free print and online monthly magazine dedicated to providing information to new arrivals to Canada on topics that are crucial to their success at navigating settlement, training, education, and employment options and opportunities in Canada.

Qualifications Québec

Qualifications Québec

The role of Qualifications Québec is to inform, promote and guide anyone wishing to have their prior learning and skills recognized.

World Education Services


World Education Services (WES) is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to helping international students, immigrants, and refugees achieve their educational and career goals in Canada and the U.S. WES evaluates international educational qualifications, supports the integration of immigrants into the workforce, and provides philanthropic funding to immigrant-serving organizations.