2021-2022 Annual Report

We are celebrating half a century of supporting newcomers. 2021-2022 brought a host of challenges but, as the Annual Report explores, the hard work of ISSofBC’s clients, staff and volunteers allowed the organization to thrive, innovate and continue its work supporting newcomers in BC. We invite you to read our full 2021-2022 Annual Report. We also have a summary version – ISSofBC 2021-2022 Annual Report Summary

2021-2022 Annual Report (Full) 2021-2022 Annual Report Summary

Programs & Services

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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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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Please be advised that due to snow conditions today (Dec 2) we will be closing our offices at 3pm. You can continue to seek services by telephone, email, or online.