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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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Online LINC Preschool stands out during COVID-19

The life of a preschooler can be pretty busy: making mug cakes, doing yoga, identifying a favourite author, listening to...

BC Election education aimed at newcomers to Canada

ISSofBC is raising the importance of the BC Election and parliamentary democracy through the newly developed BC Elections Education Project...

Nine bursaries awarded in first online AGM

Celebrations took place virtually this year for the nine recipients of ISSofBC’s Bursary Awards during the first online Annual General...

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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.


Read ISSofBC's Return-to-Workplace Safety Plan and COVID-19 updates from trusted sources.