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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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10 bursaries awarded at 2021 virtual AGM

A virtual celebration highlighting valuable bursary donor contributions and the impact the awards have on newcomer recipients and their educational...

ISSofBC ramps up operations welcoming Afghan refugees

As part of our mission to serve those displaced by conflict, ISSofBC staff ramped up operations to welcome Afghan refugee...

ISSofBC announces appointment of new CEO

After a nationwide recruitment process, ISSofBC’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce Jonathan Oldman as new Chief Executive Officer...

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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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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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    Active Volunteers

Learn about Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis, Canada’s response and how you can help ISSofBC in welcoming Afghan refugee families to Metro Vancouver.

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