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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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Refugees recount initial steps in Canada at ISSofBC

  Two refugee families reflect on the importance of vital support services during their first weeks in Canada as we...

ISSofBC offers 10 bursaries to past or present clients

Dream big in your academic goals by applying for ISSofBC Bursaries 2021. If you’re a past or present ISSofBC client...

Patricia Woroch retires as ISSofBC’s CEO

After 24 remarkable years as Chief Executive Officer of the Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC), Patricia Woroch takes a...

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Stories

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.

Vancouver

ISSofBC Welcome Centre is a one-stop support centre offering essential newcomer services including temporary housing and multilingual wellness support.
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Surrey

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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Most services during COVID-19 continue by phone, online or by appointment in-person.
ISSofBC is still closed to drop-in services.

ISSofBC's Plan to welcome you back safely and COVID-19 resources from trusted sources.

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