British Columbia

British Columbia Services

General Services
Ukrainian Canadian Social Services (Vancouver Branch)
5311 Francis Road
Richmond, BC V7C 1K2
Phone: (604) 272-0019
ucssvan@vcn.bc.ca
All services offered in Ukrainian. Supports immigrants in need by providing services and access to community programs.
Services include:

  • Housing advice
  • Ukrainian community orientation – locations of schools, churches, banks, businesses
  • Transportation information

Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria
930 Balmoral Road
Victoria, BC V8T 1A8
Phone: 250-388-4728
www.icavictoria.org
All services offered in Ukrainian. A non-profit organization that helps immigrants settle into the community.
Services include:

  • Housing advice
  • English language classes
  • Youth programs – homework club

Victoria Immigrant & Refugee Centre Society
637 Bay Street, 3rd Floor
Victoria, BC V8T 5L2
Phone: 250-361-9433
http://www.vircs.bc.ca/
Assists in the settlement of immigrants into Canadian society.
Services include:

  • Housing advice
  • Community orientation – schools, churches, businesses, driver’s license, banks
  • Transportation information
  • Youth programs – homework club, youth activity night

The Kelowna ImmigrantSociety
27-1873 Spall Road
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4B2
Phone: 250-763-0901
www.kelownais.com
Provides services to new immigrants in Kelowna area.
Services include:

  • Government application forms – BC medical coverage, child tax benefits, social insurance number
  • Community orientation – schools, churches, businesses, driver’s license, banks

Collingwood Neighborhood House
5288 Joyce Street
Vancouver, BC V5R 6C9
Phone: 604-435-0323
www.cnh.bc.ca
Provides services to new immigrants in Collingswood community.
Services include:

  • Housing advice
  • Employment assistance – interview skills
  • Government application forms – BC medical coverage, Child tax benefits, Social insurance number
  • Nutrition workshops

Abbotsford Community Services
2420 Montrose Avenue
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3S9
Phone: 604-859-7681
www.abbotsfordcommunityservices.com
A non-profit, multi-service agency that helps new immigrants. Services are available in Russian.
Services include:

  • English language classes
  • Employment assistance – BC Employment Program
  • Community orientation – schools, churches, businesses, driver’s license, banks

Burnaby Multicultural Society
6255 Nelson Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5H 4T5
Phone: 604-431-4131
www.bby-multicultural.com
Assists immigrants with settling into their new community.
Services include:

  • Housing advice
  • English language classes
  • Employment assistance
  • Transportation information

Campbell River and Area Multicultural and Immigrant Services Association
43-1480 Dogwood Street
Campbell River, BC V9W 3A6
Phone: 250-830-0171
www.crmisa.ca
Offers services and programs for immigrants wanting to learn new skills in Canada.
Services include:

  • Community orientation – driver’s licensing, accessing government programs
  • Government application forms  – BC medical coverage, child tax benefits, social insurance number
  • Drop-in Resource Centre

Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society
114-285 Prideaux Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N2
Phone: 250-753-6911
www.cvims.org
A charity providing services to new immigrants.
Services include:

  • English language classes
  • Employment assistance
  • Education information – help with registering children for school
  • Community orientation – schools, churches, businesses, driver’s license, banks
  • Government application forms – BC medical coverage, Child tax benefits, Social insurance number

North Shore Multicultural Society
102-123 East 15th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7L 2P7
Phone: 604-988-2931
www.nsms.ca
Provides information about Canadian society and culture to immigrants.
Services include:

  • English language classes
  • Employment assistance
  • Education information
  • Youth programs – youth employment program

Penticton and District Multicultural Society
508 Main Street
Penticton, BC V2A 5C7
Phone: 250-492-6299
www.cloud9design.ca/pdms/
Helps immigrants settle in British Columbia.
Services include:

  • English language classes
  • Education information  – buddy program at local elementary schools
  • Community orientation – schools, churches, businesses, driver’s license, banks
  • Government application forms  – BC medical coverage, child tax benefits, social insurance number

Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society of Prince George
1633 Victoria Street
Prince George, BC V2L 2L4
Phone: 250-562-2900
www.imss.ca
Provides settlement services to immigrants and promotes multiculturalism.
Services include:

  • English language classes
  • Employment assistance
  • Community orientation – schools, churches, businesses, driver’s license, banks
  • Youth programs
  • Computer classes

Richmond Multicultural Concerns Society
210-7000 Minorou Boulevard
Richmond, BC V6Y 3Z5
Phone: 604-279-7160
www.rmcs.bc.ca
Provides services for new immigrants and promotes multiculturalism.
Services include:

  • Housing advice
  • Employment assistance
  • Education information
  • Transportation information
  • Health care

Options: Services to Community
100-6846 King George Highway
Surrey, BC V3W 4Z9
Phone: 604-596-4321
www.options.bc.ca
A non-profit organization that helps new immigrants settle in Canada.
Services include:

  • Housing advice
  • English language classes
  • Employment assistance
  • Education information
  • Transportation information
  • Health care
  • Government application forms  – BC medical coverage, child tax benefits, social insurance number

Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society
109-12414-82nd Street
Surrey, BC V3W 3E9
Phone: 604-596-7722
www.pics.bc.ca
Provides programs and services to assist new immigrants.
Services include:

  • Housing advice
  • English language classes
  • Employment assistance
  • Education information

Immigrant Services Society
530 Drake Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2H3
Phone: 604-684-7498
www.issbc.org
Provides a range of services and programs to help new immigrants.
Services include:

  • Housing advice
  • English language classes
  • Employment assistance
  • Youth programs

MOSAIC
1522 Commercial Drive, 2nd Floor
Vancouver, BC V5L 3Y2
Phone: 604-254-9626
www.mosaicbc.com
A non-profit organization dedicated to helping new immigrants.
Services include:

  • Employment assistance

SUCCESS
28 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1R6
Phone: 604-684-1628
www.successbc.ca
Provides services and encourages the participation of immigrants in the community.
Services include:

  • English language classes
  • Employment assistance
  • Health care – classes on improving your health
Language Assistance:
Gladwin Language Centre
3145 Gladwin Road
Abbotsford, BC V2S 5Z5
Phone: 604-854-8160
www.gladwinlanguagecentre.com
Helps immigrants to learn English.
Services include:

  • English language classes

Vernon and District Immigrant Services Society
100-3003 30th Street
Vernon, BC V1T 9J5
Phone: 250-542-4177
www.vdiss.com
A non-profit society, assisting immigrants and their families with settlement into Canadian society.
Services include:

  • English language classes
  • Employment assistance
Sin Help
To receive a Social Insurance Number.
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/cgi-bin/hr-search.cgi?cmd=lst&pv=bc&ln=eng
Drivers License:
To receive a BC Driver’s License.
www.icbc.co
Health Coverage:
To receive BC Health coverage by mail:
Medical Services Plan
PO Box 9035 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, B.C. V8W 9E3