Apply for a PR Card or Canadian Citizenship
Information on how to get a permanent resident card or Canadian citizenship
Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC
Offers services to support settlement, language and diversity service providers
This app gives newcomers free access to 1,400 cultural and outdoor experiences
Learn what's on the citizenship test and prepare with these resources. You can also find an online practice tests here and here.
Community Airport Newcomers Network
Facilitates the pre-settlement and integration of all new immigrants arriving in Canada through the Vancouver International Airport
Court Information Program for Immigrants
Provides information and referrals to immigrants and refugees appearing in court as the accused, victims, witnesses, or parties involved in a civil suit
Get help with provincial government services through Service BC, and federal government
services through Service Canada
Interim Federal Health Program
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
International Credential Evaluation Service
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.
A hub of resources and tools to enhance the knowledge and capacity of individuals, employers, unions, professional associations and other organizations supporting migrant workers in BC
Addresses issues affecting immigrants and refugees in the course of their settlement into Canadian society. Employment, language, counselling, children and family, and more.
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
Information to help newcomers settle in BC
A safe home for women, focusing on newcomer and Muslim women
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society
Support newcomer women in breaking through language barriers, accessing information, meeting material needs, and overcoming social isolation
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society
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
Helps newcomers find jobs, explore careers, or start a business
Vancouver School Board: Newcomer Welcome Centre
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?