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Starting a new life in another country can be very hard, especially when you’re unfamiliar with the culture, language and laws. If you’re new to Canada, ISSofBC can help.

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Refugee claimants survey report and texting tool released on World Refugee Day

To mark World Refugee Day today, ISSofBC released a survey report focused on refugee claimants and introduced a web-based information...

World Refugee Day Events

ISSofBC along with numerous community organizations will celebrate World Refugee Day (June 20) in a variety of events across Metro...

Apply now for ISSofBC bursaries!

Newcomers and refugee youth have until June 30, 2018 to apply for seven ISSofBC bursaries. Eligible applicants committed to their academic pursuits...

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Newcomer lands plum job in just seven days after arriving

Hoping to kickstart her career upon settling in Canada, Betty Lin sent out resumes to many Canadian employers while she was still in China. She netted an interview, but not a job. Once Betty connected with ISSofBC’s In-TAC pre-arrival service, things started moving in an exciting, amazing direction!

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ISSofBC Welcome Centre

Immigrants and refugees now have help from a regional services hub in Vancouver — a one-stop support centre for essential services:

  • Housing

  • Health Care

  • Trauma Support & Treatment

  • Child & Youth Programming

  • Classrooms

  • Multilingual Support Staff

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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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