Staff in front of the ISSofBC Welcome Centre – a purpose-built facility providing essential settlement services.

ISSofBC has been named the Top Settlement Agency in Canada in 2018 by RBC (Royal Bank) and Canadian Immigrant magazine. This exciting new award recognizes and celebrates the contributions, dedication and hard work of agencies providing settlement services to help newcomers succeed in Canada.

ISSofBC emerged first among 75 nominated agencies across the country in an online voting process to assess and rank each agency’s settlement services.

The results were announced in award ceremonies held in Toronto June 19. This national award is the first of its kind in the 10 years the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards has been in place to honour Canadian immigrants who have made significant contributions and achievements in Canada.

ISSofBC is proud to provide a variety of settlement services for new immigrants and refugees, from first language services to job search support, settlement at work, free English language classes and more. We work with over 25,000 clients every year, and are honoured to have been chosen among all the agencies offering these valuable services.

Responding to the award, ISSofBC CEO Patricia Woroch said, “We’re very pleased to be the recipient of this inaugural award and we’re very proud to be contributing to making Canada the wonderful, diverse country that it is. This award is also a recognition of the great work our staff does and that makes us doubly proud!”

ISSofBC has also consistently ranked on the Best 50 Workplaces in Canada awards since 2007, having received the award numerous times. Want to join our team and help us continue to deliver the best possible settlement services for newcomers and refugees? You can become a volunteer, hire a newcomer, or explore jobs at ISSofBC.

Local award ceremonies were held in Vancouver on June 27. Here’s more information: