Vancouver Newcomer Resources
Apply for a PR Card or Canadian Citizenship
This app gives newcomers free access to 1,400 cultural and outdoor experiences
Assists recent immigrants and PR/citizenship applicants with meeting a variety of settlement-related needs.
Facilitates the pre-settlement and integration of all new immigrants arriving in Canada through the Vancouver International Airport
Promotes cultural diversity through engagement with literary and other arts among local communities
Get help with provincial government services through Service BC, and federal government
services through Service Canada
Covers certain pre-departure medical services for refugees coming to Canada. This coverage includes assistive devices, medical supplies, and equipment, such as mobility aids, orthopedic and prosthetic equipment, and hearing aids.
Provides free immigrant services including settlement support, housing, employment programs, English classes, and more
Compares education earned outside of Canada to the general education ladder in Canada; the reports offer a general comparability of the years and levels of study.
Addresses issues affecting immigrants and refugees in the course of their settlement into Canadian society. Employment, language, counselling, children and family, and more.
Personalized legal help to clients in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, Hindi, and French
Features stories shared by newcomers and long-time residents, and highlights resources on a wide range of topics, from getting around the city to obtaining information about key services to finding volunteer opportunities
A tool to help you find nearby newcomer services
Support newcomer women in breaking through language barriers, accessing information, meeting material needs, and overcoming social isolation
Help people find and maintain employment. Services are available to all unemployed or precariously employed BC citizens legally eligible to work in the province
Provides support, information, and system navigation to LGBTQ refugees and refugee claimants seeking refugee status in Canada
Provides support through education and outreach to South Asian members of the LGBTQ+ community
Helps newcomers find jobs, explore careers, or start a business
Provides support services and resources for newcomers
Helps newcomers navigate life in BC
Offers various programs for newcomers, including language clubs, employment training, Canadian citizen preparation, fitness groups, and more
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I get help for a PR card issue?
The office of the Member of Parliament for your area can provide support around this issue. You can find your MP here.
What resources are there to help my prepare for my citizenship test?