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Immigrant and Refugee Programs and Services

British Columbia has many programs and services to help individuals and families settle in their new homes. Search for programs and services in your community here.

New: Many programs and services for immigrants are currently being offered online or through virtual service approaches. Select “Virtual Programs” in the drop-down list of communities to find information on these virtual programs and services.

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Note:

Services in this Inventory are listed according to the location of the specific program. Most programs and services also welcome clients from other communities. If you don’t find the services you are looking for within your community, we encourage you to search for services in other communities from the drop-down list.

-Virtual Programs-

Employment Services

Archway Community Services

 

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants
Contact: Mary Finch
Phone: (604) 866-1645
Email: mary.finch@archway.ca


DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

Douglas College

Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC)

 

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants
Contact: (236) 985-7359
Email: careerpaths@issbc.org

Global Talent Loans Program
Contact: (778) 372-6609
Email: globaltalentloans@issbc.org

Ignite
Contact: (604) 683-1684
Email: sparkandignite@issbc.org

Job Quest
Contact: (778) 284-7026
Email: employment@issbc.org

Spark
Contact: (604) 683-1684
Email: sparkandignite@issbc.org


MOSAIC

 

Fast Track to Manufacturing (F2M)
Phone: (604) 351-9665 or (604) 254-9626
Email: info@mosaicbc.org


North Shore Multicultural Society

 

Self Employment for Newcomers

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants
Phone: (604) 988-2931 Ext. 371 or (604) 973-0455
Email: careerpaths@nsms.ca

Workplace Culture and Language Training (Beginner)
Contact: Masha Rademakers
Phone: (604 ) 988-2931
Email: mashar@nsms.ca

Workplace Culture and Language Training (Intermediate)
Contact: Masha Rademakers
Phone: (604 ) 988-2931
Email: mashar@nsms.ca


Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS)

 

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants
Contact: Shameemah Kalaichelvan
Phone: (604) 596-7722
Email: careerpaths@pics.bc.ca

Foreign Credential Recognition
Contact: Chandrika Mohan
Phone: (604) 596-7722 Ext. 157
Email: Chandrika.Mohan@pics.bc.ca

ILTOP 55+
Contact: Manjinder Thandi
Phone: (604) 596-7722 Ext.124
Email: Manjinder.thandi@pics.bc.ca

Social Innovative Youth Employment Program
Contact: Lily Dhadral or Kathleen Hughes
Phone: (604) 596-7722 Ext. 154 or (604) 596-7722 Ext. 158
Email: siyep@pics.bc.ca

Trade Builders Program for Youth
Contact: Sonam Sidhu
Phone: (604) 596-7722 Ext. 150
Email: tradebuilders@pics.bc.ca

WorkBC Employment Services 
Phone: (604) 660-2421

Workplace Integration For Multi-Barriered Individual (WIMBI) – Surrey
Contact: K.C. Chau
Phone: (604) 596-7722 Ext.308
Email: kcchau@pics.bc.ca

Workplace Integration For Multi-Barriered Individual (WIMBI) – Vancouver
Contact: K.C. Chau
Phone: (604) 324-7733 ext.406
Email: kcchau@pics.bc.ca

Youth Tech and Business Program
Contact: Santino Kuac
Phone: (604) 596-7722 Ext. 126
Email: youthtechandbusiness@pics.bc.ca


S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

 

Employment for SUCCESS
Phone:
Vancouver : (604) 684-1628
Burnaby and New Westminster: (604) 430-1899
Richmond: (604) 279-7180
Surrey and Fraser Valley: (604) 588-6869
Tri-Cities and Ridge Meadows: (604) 468-6000


English Language Services

Douglas College

 

LINC Engage
Contact: Joanne  or Indo
Phone: (604) 587-6637 or (604) 587-6648
Email: lincengage@douglascollege.ca

LINC – Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada
Phone: (604) 582-7479
Email: surreylinc@douglascollege.ca

Workplace LINC 5/6
Phone: (604) 777-6099
Email: coquitlamlinc@douglascollege.ca  


Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC)

 

Friday Morning Online Conversation Circle – Maple Ridge
Contact: Yumiko King
Phone: (778) 372-6567 Ext. 1582 or (778) 789-1854
Email: yumiko.king@issbc.org

Friday Afternoon Online Conversation Circle – Maple Ridge
Contact: Yumiko King
Phone: (778) 372-6567 Ext. 1582 or (778) 789-1854
Email: yumiko.king@issbc.org

English Conversation Circles – Online
Contact: Bita Firouzian
Phone: (604) 522-5902
Email: bita.firouzian@issbc.org

Online Conversation Circle – Surrey
Contact: Leo Cabasag
Phone: (604) 351-4519
Email: leo.cabasag@issbc.org


Langley Community Services

 

Online English Conversation Circle
Contact: Joohye Nam
Phone: (604) 534-7921 Ext. 1204
Email: jnam@lcss.ca


MOSAIC

 

English Conversation for Refugee Claimants
Contact: Parisa Oofigari
Email: proofigari@mosaicbc.org

Free Online English Conversation for PR Women
Contact: Michelle Park
Phone: (604) 438-8214 Ext. 123
Email: mpark@mosaicbc.org

Free Virtual English Conversation for Work Permit Holders
Contact: Rey Blasco
Phone: (604) 438-8214
Email: rblasco@mosaicbc.org

MOSAIC Engage Online English Classes Virtual Tour

MOSAIC Engage English Classes – Beginner
Contact: Alisha / Matt
Phone: (604) 708-3905
Email: english@mosaicbc.org

MOSAIC Engage English Classes – Intermediate
Contact: Alisha / Matt
Phone: (604) 708-3905
Email: english@mosaicbc.org

MOSAIC Engage English Classes – Advanced
Contact: Alisha / Matt
Phone: (604) 708-3905
Email: english@mosaicbc.org

MOSAIC Engage English Classes – IELTS Prep
Contact: Alisha / Matt
Phone: (604) 708-3905
Email: english@mosaicbc.org


North Shore Multicultural Society

 

English Conversation Club
Contact: Susie McLenaghan
Phone: (604 ) 988-2931
Email: susiem@nsms.ca

Workplace Culture and Language Training (Beginner)
Contact: Masha Rademakers
Phone: (604 ) 988-2931
Email: mashar@nsms.ca

Workplace Culture and Language Training (Intermediate)
Contact: Masha Rademakers
Phone: (604 ) 988-2931
Email: mashar@nsms.ca


Settlement Services

Archway Community Services

 

Community Connections
Phone: (604) 217-2299
Email: connections@archway.ca

Community Legal Advocacy Centre
Phone: (604) 743-0345
Email: Ilena.candiani@archway.ca

Crime Victim Assistance Program Counselling
Phone: (604) 859-7681 Ext. 304
Email: abusecounselling@archway.ca

Family Education – Parenting Classes
Phone: (604) 859-7681 Ext. 220
Email: fe@archway.ca

Family Legal Advocay
Contact: Frances DeBeir
Phone: (604) 743-0694
Email: Frances.DeBeir@archway.ca

Legal Advocacy for Agricultural Workers
Phone: (604) 743-0401 or (604) 743-0399
Email: LegalAdvocacy@archway.ca

Migrant Workers Program
Contact: Gurcharan or Sarbjit (English, Hindi & Punjabi)
Phone: (604) 859-7681 Ext. 307 or 315
Email: LegalAdvocacy@archway.ca

Online Referral
Phone: (778) 345-8013

Specialized Victim Assistance Program
Phone: (604) 866-8505 or (604) 226-2549
Email: SVAP@archway.ca

Stopping the Violence
Phone: (604) 859-7681 Ext. 209
Email: abusecounselling@archway.ca

Women Exiting Abuse, Violence and Exploitation (WEAVE)
Phone: (604) 859-7681 Ext. 767
Email: abusecounselling@archway.ca


Burnaby Family Life

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

 

Counselling Services
Phone: (604) 547-1202
Email: counsellingservices@dcrs.ca


Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC)

 

First Language Settlement Support
Phone: (604) 684-7498
Email: settlement@issbc.org

Immigration and Refugee Legal Clinic
Contact: Jinhee Lee
Contact: (778) 372-6583
Email: legalclinic@issbc.org

Virtual Multicultural Peer Support Group for Immigrant and Refugee Women
Contact: Rasha Youssef
Phone: (604) 684-7498 Ext.1694
Email: rasha.youssef@issbc.org

Virtual Peer Support Group-Arabic Speaking Women
Contact: Rasha Youssef
Phone: (604) 684-7498 Ext.1694
Email: rasha.youssef@issbc.org

Virtual Peer Support Group-Farsi Speaking Women
Contact: Rasha Youssef
Phone: (604) 684-7498 Ext.1694
Email: rasha.youssef@issbc.org

Virtual Peer Support Group-Mandarin Speaking Women
Contact: Rasha Youssef
Phone: (604) 684-7498 Ext.1694
Email: rasha.youssef@issbc.org

Virtual Peer Support Group-Spanish Speaking Women
Contact: Rasha Youssef
Phone: (604) 684-7498 Ext.1694
Email: rasha.youssef@issbc.org


Langley Community Services

 

Women’s Group
Contact: Teresa Medeiros
Phone: (604) 533-7989  Ext. 1405
Fax: (604) 534-9884
Email: tmedeiros@lcss.ca


MOSAIC

 

Farsi Peer Support Group
Contact: Mona Asmani
Email: masmani@mosaicbc.org

Newcomer Youth Online Social Gathering
Contact: Aimal Usmani
Phone: (604) 351-6198
Email: ausmani@mosaicbc.org


North Shore Multicultural Society

 

Parenting Teens Support Group
Contact: Ting Ting Reuveny
Phone: (604 ) 973-0468
Email: tingr@nsms.ca


Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS)

 

Community Adult Literacy Program
Contact: Eva Touzard
Phone: (604) 596-7722 Ext.138
Email: Eva.touzard@pics.bc.ca

Health Programs – HIV
Contact: Kamaljit Bal
Phone: (604) 596-7722 Ext. 129
Email: Kamaljit.Bal@pics.bc.ca

Health Programs – Intervention Project
Contact: Narpaljeet Kaur
Phone: (604) 596-7722 Ext. 132
Email: Narpaljeet.Kaur@pics.bc.ca

Migrant Workers Program
Contact: Eva Touzard
Phone: (604) 596-7722 Ext.138
Email: Eva.touzard@pics.bc.ca

Newcomer Digital Connect
Contact: Chandni Patel
Phone: (604) 404-1215
Email: chandni.patel@pics.bc.ca

Settlement Services
Phone: (604) 596-7722
Email: Settlement.Reception@pics.bc.ca


S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

 

Settlement Services
Phone:
Vancouver : (604) 684-1628
Burnaby and New Westminster: (604) 430-1899
Richmond: (604) 279-7180
Surrey and Fraser Valley: (604) 588-6869
Tri-Cities and Ridge Meadows: (604) 468-6000

Chinese Help Lines
Phone: (604) 270-8233 – Cantonese or (604) 270-8222 – Mandarin


Children's Services (ages 0 - 12)

Archway Community Services

 

Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR)
Phone: (604) 850-7934
Emai: ccrr@archway.ca

Family Connections
Contact: Kim Prins
Phone: (604) 743-0383
Emai: kim.prins@archway.ca


Burnaby Family Life

Langley Community Services

 

Early Learning Program (for PR parents/guardians with children age 0-18 months)
Contact: Teresa Medeiros
Phone: (604) 533-7989  Ext. 1405
Fax: (604) 534-9884
Email: tmedeiros@lcss.ca

Parent Outreach Support
Contact: Andrea
Phone: (236) 880-7809
Email: info@lcss.ca


Seniors' Services

Archway Community Services

 

Stride for Older Workers
Phone: (604) 557-3690
Email: stride@archway.ca


Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC)

 

Online Support Group for Adults 50+
Contact: Leo Cabasag
Phone: (604) 351-4519
Email: leo.cabasag@issbc.org


Langley Community Services

 

Senior’s Group
Contact: Teresa Medeiros
Phone: (604) 533-7989  Ext. 1405
Fax: (604) 534-9884
Email: tmedeiros@lcss.ca


Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS)

 

Better at Home
Contact: Kamaljit Bal
Phone: (604) 536-9348
Email: Kamaljit.Bal@pics.bc.ca

Humjoli
Contact: Kamaljit Bal
Phone: (604) 596-7722 Ext. 129
Email: Kamaljit.Bal@pics.bc.ca

ILTOP 55+
Contact: Manjinder Thandi
Phone: (604) 596-7722 Ext.124
Email: Manjinder.thandi@pics.bc.ca

United in Change – Seniors
Contact: Hemi Dhanoa
Phone: (604) 596-7722
Email: Kamaljit.Bal@pics.bc.ca


Teens and Youth Services (ages 13 - 30)

Archway Community Services

 

Youth Resource Centre
Phone: (604) 870-4972
Email: infoyrc@archway.ca


DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

 

Youth Employment Programs
Phone: (604) 547-1311
Email: youthjobs@dcrs.ca


Douglas College

 

LINC Engage
Contact: Joanne  or Indo
Phone: (604) 587-6637 or (604) 587-6648
Email: lincengage@douglascollege.ca


Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC)

 

Virtual-Youth 1-1 Support Drop-In Sessions
Contact: Riyam Ziad
Phone: (604) 356-7735
Email: riyam.ziad@issbc.org

Youth Virtual Workshops on Self-Care – New Westminster
Contact: Rhanda Khater
Phone: (604) 655-1291
Email: rhanda.khater@issbc.org


Langley Community Services

 

Parent Outreach Support
Contact: Andrea
Phone: (236) 880-7809
Email: info@lcss.ca

Youth Group (for PRs, ages 15-30)
Contact: Teresa Medeiros
Phone: (604) 533-7989  Ext. 1405
Fax: (604) 534-9884
Email: tmedeiros@lcss.ca


MOSAIC

 

Fast Track to Manufacturing (F2M)
Phone: (604) 351-9665 or (604) 254-9626
Email: info@mosaicbc.org

Newcomer Youth Online Social Gathering
Contact: Aimal Usmani
Phone: (604) 351-6198
Email: ausmani@mosaicbc.org


North Shore Multicultural Society

 

Parenting Teens Support Group
Contact: Ting Ting Reuveny
Phone: (604 ) 973-0468
Email: tingr@nsms.ca


Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS)

 

Social Innovative Youth Employment Program
Contact: Lily Dhadral or Kathleen Hughes
Phone: (604) 596-7722 Ext. 154 or (604) 596-7722 Ext. 158
Email: siyep@pics.bc.ca

Trade Builders Program for Youth
Contact: Sonam Sidhu
Phone: (604) 596-7722 Ext. 150
Email: tradebuilders@pics.bc.ca

Youth Tech and Business Program
Contact: Santino Kuac
Phone: (604) 596-7722 Ext. 126
Email: youthtechandbusiness@pics.bc.ca


Refugee Services

Archway Community Services

 

Moving Ahead Program (MAP)
Phone: (778) 809-4411
Email: MAP@archway.ca