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Need financial assistance for your training or diploma at Affirm College? Windmill Microlending can help!

Affirm College, in collaboration with Windmill Microlending, is proud to offer comprehensive financial assistance to students pursuing their educational dreams. We understand that the cost of education can be a significant barrier for many individuals, and our partnership with Windmill Microlending allows us to provide additional support. Through this partnership, we offer a range of financial options, including scholarships, grants, and low-interest loans, specifically designed to meet the unique needs of each student. Our dedicated team is here to guide students through the application process, ensuring they have access to the financial resources necessary to thrive academically. At Affirm College, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue their education, and our collaboration with Windmill Microlending helps us make that a reality.

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


Canada is a country of growing career opportunities and in-demand jobs in health care, IT, engineering, financial and social services. Skilled immigrant and refugee professionals who can fill labour shortages can achieve career success like never before.


Windmill Microlending is a national charitable organization offering low-interest loans exclusively for skilled immigrants and refugees in every part of Canada. Windmill empowers newcomers to reach their full potential by helping them pay for the costs of accreditation, education and professional development courses.

What’s a microloan?

A microloan is a relatively small sum of money you borrow from a financial institution or charitable organization like Windmill. The microloans Windmill offers to newcomers are up to $15,000 in value.


What are microloans used for?


Microloans are used by skilled immigrants and refugees in Canada to pay for the costs of:

  • Accreditation
  • Education
  • Qualifying exams
  • Credential evaluation or assessment
  • Fees for training and professional development courses
  • Supplies and technology in support of your studies
  • Child care and relocation costs and even a living allowance during your study period.
About Windmill’s microloans
  • 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
  • No Canadian credit history required
Learn more about Windmill Microlending

Windmill Microlending is a registered charity serving newcomers since 2005. Windmill Microlending provides up to $15,000 microloans for skilled immigrants and refugees to pay for their Canadian licensing or training to restart or continue their careers in Canada. Loans can be used to cover fees for licensing and qualifying exams, credential assessments, books, course materials, childcare or living allowance during the study period, English or French training, and other expenses to cover the costs of Canadian accreditation, training, and career development. To determine your eligibility for a Windmill loan, please click here.

How to get your affordable loan from Windmill?

Step 1

Start your application

Start your Windmill loan application here. If you aren’t eligible today, not to worry, contact us for next steps.


Step 2

Get approved for a Windmill microloan

Did you know over 95% of eligible applicants receive a loan from Windmill? Complete the online application process to determine if you are eligible for a loan and find out if you are approved. No Canadian credit history required.

Step 3

Start your journey to career success

Work with a Windmill client success coach to achieve your career success plan, whether that’s completing your Canadian accreditation or strengthening your skills in a professional development course. Benefit from Windmill’s mentorship and online digital resources available to support you.

Windmill’s newcomer client success stories
Binal Dentist

Mississauga, ON

Already established in her dentistry career back home in India, Binal arrived in Canada in 2014, and within days, she began working in a sandwich shop to support her family. Things were difficult with long shifts, behind the counter, where she handled and served meat-based products despite being a lifelong vegetarian. But Binal’s life “changed forever,” when she connected with her Windmill career success coach, Robert, who helped her on the path toward becoming a licensed dental professional in Canada.

Rajan Veterinarian

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.

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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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