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Settlement Services

First Language Settlement Support

First Language Settlement Support


Do you need support in your first language? From Mandarin to Farsi, we speak your language.

We provide:

  • One-on-one and group support services
  • Information on Canadian social systems and the labour market
  • Support on how to cope with the stress
  • Information on schools, health care, housing and recreation
  • Support on how to overcome family and cultural adjustment
  • Social networking opportunities to new friends in the community
  • Translation and interpretation services

Newcomers requiring further support we offer:

  • Personalized wraparound settlement plan
  • Accompaniment on important appointments
  • Workshops on life skills
  • Assistance with accessing community services
  • Job search and career exploration
  • Certificate training for employment
  • Home visitations

Contact us

Would you like to learn more? Give us a call or visit us in person at a location near you.

Who Can Join?

Newcomers who have been in Canada for less than five years receive priority assistance. We can serve newcomers that fit into any of the following immigration status:

  • Permanent Residents of Canada
  • Protected Persons as defined in S. 95 of IRPA
  • Individuals who have been selected to become permanent residents, and who have been informed, by a letter from CIC
  • Live-in Caregivers
  • Temporary foreign workers
  • Provincial nominees who are still awaiting a letter of approval for permanent residency from CIC
  • Naturalized Canadian Citizens

learn more about resources and services in your language in British Columbia