Settlement Services

Through information and referrals, assessments and action plans, immigrants and their families are helped to understand and successfully navigate BC’s social and economic systems.

Our funding comes from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and Province of BC.

About the Service

  • Information, referrals, support, and assistance to settle successfully in the community.
  • Settlement assistance in the local school system for students and their parents.
  • Assistance completing forms and applications such as medical care card, driver’s license, social insurance number, citizenship, passport, and work permit extensions.
  • Orientation sessions on topics including housing, health care, education, banking, recreation, and leisure activities.
  • Workshops on various topics.
  • Field trips throughout the local community.
  • Job search.
  • Interpretation and translation services available in more than fifteen languages.    

Community Connections

Community Connections and Conversation Circles provide opportunities to make connections within the community.

Information & Orientation

Orientation sessions are provided on topics such as housing, health care, education, banking, recreation, and leisure activities.

Workshops may include Financial Literacy, Citizenship, Computer Skills and Driving Test preparation.

Interpretation & Translation

Interpretations and translations can be arranged through client families and friends, or from a pool registered CCS Volunteers when natural supports are not available.

Private individuals and community institutions are welcome to contact CCS for needed interpretation and translation services.

Services are available on a fee basis and can be arranged in a timely fashion with adequate notice.

Employment Services

One-to-One Support with: Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviews, Job search

Referrals and Accompaniment to Work BC, Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants, and Job Training.

Education and support with Employment Standards, WorkSafeBC, Work Permits and other employment related issues.

Volunteer Support

If you would like to volunteer in our programs, please contact 604.393.3251 ext. 236