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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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Neighbours acknowledged for spirit of giving

ISSofBC Welcome Centre couldn’t have asked for a better neighbour when it set up shop on Victoria Drive in Vancouver...

Appointment-only employment services begin September 14

In-person employment services will reopen on a limited, appointment-only basis beginning September 14. No group services are planned at this...

Welcoming staff and clients safely back to ISSofBC

ISSofBC is ready to welcome our staff and clients back safely as we slowly reopen our in-person services across our...

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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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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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In-person Employment Services reopens by appointment-only Sept. 14.
Most services continue by phone or online.


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