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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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BC Tech conference provides boost to job seekers

From current BC tech trends to shifting job search strategies, ISSofBC – Vancouver Public Library Technology conference provided insights on advancing career growth.

The time for this courageous conversation is now

What does a courageous conversation about racism look like? This was the topic human rights educator Dr. Moussa Magassa challenged staff to reflect on during the ISSofBC All-Staff Meeting.

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...

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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.

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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In-person services are available by appointment only.
Most services continue by phone or online.

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

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