Sources of Information

Welcome BC Newcomers’ Guide includes information related to BC about:

  • Getting Started
  • Settling In
  • Finding a Place to Live
  • Money and Banking
  • Health Care
  • Education
  • Help for individuals and families
  • Driving
  • Employment and Business
  • Legal system, government and immigration

The Welcome to Canada Guidebook includes information related to Canada about

  • Canada: a brief overview
  • Sources of information
  • Your rights and freedoms in Canada
  • Canadian law and justice
  • Important documents
  • Improving your English and/or French
  • Employment and Income
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Health care in Canada
  • Money and finances
  • Transportation
  • Communications and media
  • Community connections

In the Living in Canada tool, answer a few simple questions to get the help you need to settle in Canada and learn all about living here.

Working in Canada is a federal website with information on a wide range of areas, including

  • Get your credentials assessed
  • Get help finding a job
  • Improving your English and/or French
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Find free newcomer services near you
  • Link to federal Job Bank
  • Help Centre if you have questions about working in Canada

Useful federal government website with information on student aid: education savings for your child, planning for post-secondary education, student loans, grants and scholarships, and continuing education.

An essential workbook for newcomers. View the workbook online or download your own copy here. Sections include:

  • Living in British Columbia
  • Learning English
  • Finding a job in British Columbia
  • Work-related documents
  • Education and academic credentials
  • Important links
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A Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions with a 100 dollar banknote and dollar coins.