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Settlement Services

First Language Settlement Support

First Language Settlement Support


Do you need support in your first language? From Mandarin to Farsi, we speak your language.

We provide:

  • One-on-one and group support services in over 45 languages and dialects
  • Information on Canada, Canadian social systems and the labour market
  • Support on how to cope with the stress of adapting and settling in Canada
  • Information on schools, health care, housing and recreation
  • Support on how to overcome family and cultural adjustment issues
  • Information on the immigration and refugee process
  • Social networking opportunities to new friends in the community

We can offer additional assistance with:

  • Filling out government forms and applications
  • Language and cultural interpretation
  • Appointment setting
  • Referrals to other services and programs

Contact us

Would you like to learn more? Give us a call or visit us in person at a location near you.

Who Can Join?

Newcomers who have been in Canada for less than five years receive priority assistance. We can serve newcomers that fit into any of the following immigration status:

  • Permanent Residents of Canada
  • Protected Persons as defined in S. 95 of IRPA
  • Individuals who have been selected to become permanent residents, and who have been informed, by a letter from CIC
  • Live-in Caregivers
  • Temporary foreign workers
  • Provincial nominees who are still awaiting a letter of approval for permanent residency from CIC
  • Naturalized Canadian Citizens

learn more about resources and services in your language in British Columbia