Settlement Services

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 license, social insurance number, citizenship, passport.
  • Orientation sessions on topics including housing, health care, education, banking, recreation, and leisure activities.
  • Workshops: Computer skills, citizenship, and driving test preparation.
  • Field trips to local community amenities, including library, health, education, recreation, and cultural facilities.
  • Job search.
  • Interpretation and translation services available in more than fifteen languages.                 

Community Connections

Community Connections are made to local amenities, including library, health, education, recreation, and cultural facilities.

Conversation Circles and Field Trips provide opportunities to make connections in the community.

Information & Orientations

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 commnity 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

Munjeet Jennings – Immigrant Employment Counsellor  – 604-378-1363  [email protected]

For an appointment, please contact: 604.393.3251 ext. 226

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

Referrals and Accompaniment to Work BC, Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants, 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 as a classroom assistant, activity facilitator or a community volunteer, please contact 604.393.3251 ext. 224

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