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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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IT conference hosts competition for job interviews with top companies

Eleven internationally-trained professionals faced IT employers to pitch for jobs in BC’s first ever Talent Den Tuesday afternoon. This was...

LINC 2/3 class wins BC-wide literacy contest

LINC teacher Shehnaz Rahman’s CLB 2/3 class was rewarded for their enthusiasm and hard work when they won the literacy...

Newcomer youth raise awareness on discrimination

ISSofBC newcomer youth clients took action against discrimination developing an awareness video and hosting a public forum at ISSofBC Welcome...

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LINC – more than an ESL training program

Weizheng Shen joined the LINC program to improve her English with the long-term goal of finding employment in her pre-arrival profession as a nurse. The last thing she expected was her LINC lessons would one day help save her life!

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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 newcomer 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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