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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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Tech-based innovations help clients during COVID-19

“COVID-19 is a game-changer,” said ISSofBC Settlement Services Director Chris Friesen, surveying the service landscape and the impact that ISSofBC’s...

ISSofBC launches resources to help newcomers overcome digital literacy barriers

In this unprecedented time of COVID-19 it is more apparent than ever how necessary digital literacy is for newcomers to...

COVID-19 Updates

To help reduce the community spread of COVID-19, ISSofBC’s offices are closed but services continue. Continue to check this website for COVID-19-related updates.

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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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ISSofBC's offices are closed due to COVID-19 but services continue by phone or online.


Please check this website for COVID-19-related updates and information from trusted sources.