Newcomers & Immigrants

Newcomers & Immigrants

If you are new to Canada and have questions, we are here to support you in a variety of languages. All programs and services are free! Our settlement team provides essential services to newcomers and immigrants. We can help you understand and identify your needs in areas such as:

  • Immigration
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Employment and career development
  • English skills
  • Parenting support
  • One-on-one and group support in English, Mandarin, Tagalog and Spanish
  • Developing community connections and networks – we can connect you with professional networks, LGBTQ+ groups and activities

Programs & Services

Permanent Residents & Conventional Refugees

Employment program
Settlement workers are available to help newcomers with resumes, interview skills, employment resources, and referrals. They also offer group employment sessions on topics such as job finding and resume building. For more information, contact one of our settlement workers or call 604-435-0323.

English classes
Monday-Friday, 9 am-12 pm (online until March 31, 2021)

LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) offers free English classes for newcomers aged 19+. Students learn from certified and experienced teachers in a supportive environment. For more information or to register, contact Yndira at linc@cnh.bc.ca or 604-366-9142.

Settlement services
Available in English, Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, and other languages

Settlement workers are available to provide free, online individual help to newcomers, including:

  • Navigating the immigration process
  • Navigating social services
  • Finding employment resources
  • Referrals for English language training and support
  • Life skills training and group workshops on topics such as housing, health, education, citizenship and legal information

For more information, contact one of our settlement workers or call 604-435-0323.

Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW), Refugee Claimants, Provincial Nominees (PNP), International Students & Naturalized Citizens

Settlement workers are available to provide free, online individual help including:

  • Navigating the immigration process (i.e. work permits, permanent residency applications)
  • Navigating social services
  • Finding employment resources
  • Referrals for English language training and support
  • Life skills training and group workshops on topics such as housing, health, education, citizenship, and legal information

For more information, contact one of our settlement workers or call 604-435-0323.