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Windmill Microlending and General Assembly – supporting newcomers to achieve career success

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The tech industry is always evolving. Acquiring in-demand skills can help you boost your career.

Windmill Microlending can help.

Canada’s tech industry is booming, and IT talent is in demand. As a result, Windmill Microlending has partnered with General Assembly to provide financial support to skilled immigrants and refugees looking for expert training and experiential education in today’s most in-demand skills.

We offer low-interest loans of up to $15,000 to help you get the credentials you need. See if you’re eligible with our two-minute quiz.

About Windmill Microlending

Windmill Microlending is a Canadian non-profit offering affordable 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 7,000 immigrants and refugees overcome underemployment and succeed in their careers.

A Windmill loan sets our clients on the road to success

On average, our clients in the IT field increase their income by 4.2x

National Impact

Windmill loans are available across Canada, in every province and territory.

To date, Windmill has approved 454 loans for newcomers in the field of IT.

Success Story

Meet an immigrant in Ontario who achieved career success with the help of a Windmill loan.

Eric UX Designer Windmill Microlending


Eric – UX Designer – Toronto

Even though Eric carefully planned his move to Canada, it was only until he landed that he gained clarity on the steps he needed to take to achieve professional success as a UX designer. Eric enrolled in a ten-week intensive course at General Assembly and used a Windmill loan to pay his tuition. After completing the program, Eric secured a job as a UX Designer at a well-known Canadian retail company.

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Whether you are interested in studying on campus or online, General Assembly has plenty of programs to choose from.


Am I eligible?

Find out if Windmill can help you achieve career success.

In partnership with General Assembly.

Statistics as of March 31, 2022. Income data is based only on those who have completed their Career Success Plan and paid their loan in full.