The ISSofBC Welcome Centre – Surrey builds on the successful integrated service delivery model of the ISSofBC Welcome Centre in Vancouver where newcomers have streamlined access to services delivered by ISSofBC and co-located community partners.
The centre, located at #301-10334 152A Street (behind Guildford Place), is now providing settlement, employment and entrepreneurship services, for interested and eligible clients in Surrey, a community ISSofBC has served for many years.
Inside the Centre
Newcomers receive information on key settlement-related topics, referrals to other services and interesting learning activities; and build personal connections and gain access to volunteer opportunities.
Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants
This program bridges skilled immigrant professionals – particularly those in the fields of Engineering/Construction and Information Technology – with jobs that make use of their pre-arrival training and experience.
Spark & Ignite self-employment programs
These innovative programs assist two groups of newcomers seeking success in business: those who want to know if they’ve got what it takes to become self-employed; and those with a clear business idea but just need help to improve an existing business.
HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters)
Parents of pre-school children receive in-home support and training and develop skills to teach their children at home. Opportunities to learn English and meet new people are also offered.
Also expected to be offered soon at the centre are refugee claimant services, primary health care, trauma counselling, services for immigrant and refugee women, youth in tech employment training, connections to Francophone resources and activities, and banking support.
Individuals interested to learn more about the new facility can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-683-1684