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If you’re a newcomer to Canada, we can help. ISSofBC provides free immigrant services including settlement support, employment programs, English classes, and more.

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ISSofBC joins call for inclusivity

ISSofBC joins several other immigrant-serving and ethno-cultural organizations in denouncing public displays of racism captured recently on social media. In...

BC premier welcomes newcomers at ISSofBC

BC Premier John Horgan, Minister for Social Development and Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson and Minister of Jobs, Trade, and Technology...

Texting tool transforms services for newcomers

 A new web-based text messaging tool developed by ISSofBC and the Vancouver Community Network offers real-time information sharing with...

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Single-minded focus and hard work lead to desired job in just one year

English was not the only barrier that Shadi faced when she began her job search. But this mining engineer made full use of the career advice she received at ISSofBC and the services available to her. A year after arriving here, she was working in a comparable capacity at a BC Cleantech company.

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ISSofBC Welcome Centres

Newcomers have streamlined access to care through services provided by ISSofBC and co-located partners in these fully-integrated service facilities.

Vancouver

ISSofBC Welcome Centre is a one-stop support centre offering essential newcomer services including temporary housing and multilingual wellness support.
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Surrey

ISSofBC Welcome Centre-Surrey brings together under one roof, services meeting the immediate needs of newcomer immigrants and refugees in a community it has served for many years.
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About Us

Through our dedicated staff, volunteers and community partners, we provide a variety of support services for immigrants and refugees to help them get settled, find careers and learn all they need to know about starting their new lives in Canada.

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