New Perspectives series - Event Two

Canada's next immigration crisis: How will we respond to the era of climate migration?

Climate change and climate-related disasters have displaced millions of people in recent years. What can be done to address the needs of these 'climate migrants' and prepare for climate migration in the near future? Watch our latest New Perspectives event below:

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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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Supporting victims of repression, persecution, and conflict

Parliament votes in favour of accepting Uyghur refugees fleeing China – Yesterday (February 1st) saw an important step towards...

Stories of hope and learning – Yasmin Khan

In this month’s story of hope and learning we are highlighting the work of one of ISSofBC’s longest serving staff...

Strategic Plan 2022-2025

Our CEO, Jonathan Oldman, shares the future direction of ISSofBC by presenting our strategic plan for the next three years. Our simple, but...

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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.


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