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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.

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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.

Vancouver

English Language Services

Collège Éducacentre


Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada
The LINC program at Educacentre College is focused on French speaking immigrants and is currently offered at levels 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
842 Thurlow Street, Vancouver V6E 3Z8
Contact: Rajeeta Samala, Coordonnatrice du programme LINC/ LINC Program Coordinator
Phone: (604) 708-5100
Email: rsamala@educacentre.com

LINC to Work
842 Thurlow Street, Vancouver V6E 3Z8
Phone: (604) 708-5100
Email: mtouahria@educacentre.com

CLIC French Classes
842 Thurlow Street, Vancouver V6E 3Z8
Phone: (604) 708-5100
Email: mtouahria@educacentre.com


Collingwood Neighbourhood House


English Classes for Immigrants
5288 Joyce Street, Vancouver V5R 6C9
Phone: (604) 435-0323

ESL Beginner and Literacy for Women
In partnership with Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS)
5288 Joyce Street, Vancouver V5R 6C9
Phone: (604) 298-5888

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Program
First Lutheran Church, 5745 Wales Street, Vancouver V5R 3N3
Phone: (604)- 451-8321

Literacy Outreach
5288 Joyce Street, Vancouver V5R 6C9
Phone:(604) 435-0323

Seniors English Class – Cultural Connections
5288 Joyce Street, Vancouver V5R 6C9
Phone: (604) 435-0323


Decoda Literacy Solutions Society


Literacy Programs

980 – 1125 Howe Street, Vancouver V6Z 2K8
Phone: (604) 681-4199


Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC)


Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)- CLB 1-8
2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver V5N 4L2
Phone: (604) 684-2561 ext. 2150
Email: linc.vancouver@issbc.org

LINC for the Employment – LFE 7/8
501 – 333 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver V6A 4C1
Phone: (604) 684-2561 ext. 2150
Email: linc.vancouver@issbc.org


Kitsilano Neighbourhood House


English Conversation Circles

2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver V6K 1Y4
Contact: Front Desk
Phone: (604) 736-3588
Email: frontdesk@kitshouse.org


Kiwassa Neighbourhood House


ESL classes for Seniors

2425 Oxford Street, Vancouver V5K 1M7
Phone: (604) 254-5401 ext. 208
Email: seniorsprograms@kiwassa.ca


Langara College


Langara English Proficiency Program
100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver V5Y 2Z6
Contact: Kristi Cattanach
Phone: (604) 323-5521
Email: kcattanach@langara.ca

Retail Sales Associate Language Training Program
L4 – 601 West Broadway, Vancouver V5Z 4C2
Phone: (778) 668-1385
Email: mchow@langara.bc.ca 


Little Mountain Neighbourhood House


Arabic Family Drop in

3981 Main Street, Vancouver V5V 3P3
Phone   604-879-7104
Email: Silva_abkarian@lmnhs.bc.ca

Enhanced Child Care – Attached to LINC Program
3981 Main Street, Vancouver V5V 3P3
Phone: (604) 879-7104

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Program 
3981 Main Street, Vancouver V5V 3P3
Contact: Susan Schachter
Phone: (604) 879-7104
Email: susan_schachter@lmnhs.bc.ca


MOSAIC


Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test Service
MOSAIC CLB Assessment Service
206 – 2555 Commercial Drive, Vancouver V5N 4C1
Contact: Lynn Simpson
Phone: (604) 708-3905
Email: clbpt@mosaicbc.com; or lsimpson@mosaicbc.com

Childcare for Families in LINC Programs
Vancouver English Language Centres
304 – 2730 Commercial Drive, Vancouver V5N 5P4
Phone: (604) 684-8825
Email: lincvan@mosaicbc.com
&
206 – 2555 Commercial Drive, Vancouver V5N 4C1
Phone: (604) 708-3905
Email: linc4-7@mosaicbc.com

English for Work
304 – 2730 Commercial Drive, Vancouver V5N 5P4
Phone: (604) 684-8825
&
206 – 2555 Commercial Drive, Vancouver V5N 4C1
Phone: (604) 708-3905
Email: englishforwork@mosaicbc.com

English for Construction
304 – 2730 Commercial Drive, Vancouver V5N 5P4
Phone: (604) 684-8825

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Program
Vancouver English Language Centres
304 – 2730 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, V5N 5P4
Phone: (604) 684-8825
Email: lincvan@mosaicbc.com
&
206 – 2555 Commercial Drive, Vancouver V5N 4C1
Phone: (604) 708-3905
Email: linc4-7@mosaicbc.com

Workplace Communication
Vancouver English Language Centres
304 – 2730 Commercial Drive, Vancouver V5N 5P4
Phone: (604) 684-8825
&
206 – 2555 Commercial Drive, Vancouver V5N 4C1
Phone: (604) 708-3905
Email: mosaicworks@mosaicbc.org.


Pacific Immigrant Resources Society


English Classes
Collingwood Neighbourhood House
5288 Joyce Street, Vancouver V5R 6X9
&
Tecumseh Elementary
1850 – 41st Avenue, Vancouver V5P 1K9
&
South Vancouver Family Place
7710 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver V5P 4Y2
&
Champlain Heights School
6955 Frontenac Street, Vancouver V5S 3T4
Phone: (604) 298-5888


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


Language Instructions for Newcomers (LINC) Program
300 – 8268 Granville Street, Vancouver V6P 4Z4
Contact: Jess Hannah
Phone: (604) 323-0901
Fax: (604) 323-0902
Email:  jess.hannah@success.bc.ca
&
202 – 5838 Fraser Street, Vancouver V5W 2Z5
Phone: (604) 324-8300 ext. 102
Fax: (604) 324-2536
Email:  jess.hannah@success.bc.ca


South Vancouver Neighbourhood House


Citizenship Test Preparation Class

6470 Victoria Drive, Vancouver V5P 3X7
Phone: (604) 324-6212
Email: svnh@southvan.org

Community ESL Class
6470 Victoria Drive, Vancouver V5P 3X7
Phone: (604) 324-6212
Email: svnh@southvan.org

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Program
6470 Victoria Drive, Vancouver V5P 3X7
Phone: (604) 324-6212
Email: svnh@southvan.org


Vancouver Community College


Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

1155 East Broadway, Vancouver V5T 4V5
Phone: (604) 871-7000 ext. 7041
Email: programinfo@vcc.ca


Vancouver Formosa Academy


Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada
5621 Killarney Street, Vancouver V5R 3W4
Phone: (604) 436-2332
Fax: (604) 436-2331
Email: linc@vfa.bc.ca


Vancouver Public Library


English Conversation Circles
Multiple locations


Vancouver School District


English Language Learning

The VSB’s Continuing Education program has been integrated into Langara Continuing Studies.
Multiple locations
Phone: (604) 713-5865


Western ESL Services


LINC Assessment and Referral Centre
208 – 2525 Commercial Drive, Vancouver V5N 4C1
Phone: (604) 876-5756
Fax: (604) 876-0134


YMCA


YMCA Connections English Conversation Club

Robert Lee YMCA, 955 Burrard Street, Vancouver V6Z 1Y2
Phone: (604) 685-8066
Email: connections@gv.ymca.ca