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Gaining Independence

BC Newcomer Services Program

Eligibility criteria

Work Permit Holders, Study Permit Holders, Naturalized Citizens and certain individuals without a valid work/study permit including Refugee Claimants, Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) visa holders and BC Provincial Nominees of BCPNP Entrepreneur Immigration candidates

Can you access the program directly?
Yes. Please fill out this form in order to serve you better:

English: Click Here
Espanol: Click Here

For general inquiries or to book an appointment, please reach out via email at bcnsp@options.bc.ca

Other referral options

Please fill out this form in order to serve you better:

English: Click Here
Espanol: Click Here

For general inquiries or to book an appointment, please reach out via email at bcnsp@options.bc.ca

BC Services and Assistance for Vulnerable and Humanitarian Newcomers

Can you access the program directly?
Yes. For Refugee Claimants, Asylum Seekers and other Humanitarian and Vulnerable newcomers.

Please fill this form in order to serve you better:

English: Click Here
Español: Click Here

For general enquiries or to book an appointment, please reach out via email at bcsh@options.bc.ca 

Other referral options

For Refugee Claimants, Asylum Seekers and other Humanitarian and Vulnerable newcomers.

Please fill this form in order to serve you better:

English: Click Here
Español: Click Here

For general enquiries or to book an appointment, please reach out via email at bcsh@options.bc.ca 

Community Inclusion & Integration

BC Newcomer Services Program

Eligibility criteria

Work Permit Holders, Study Permit Holders, Naturalized Citizens and certain individuals without a valid work/study permit including Refugee Claimants, Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) visa holders and BC Provincial Nominees of BCPNP Entrepreneur Immigration candidates

Can you access the program directly?
Yes. Please fill out this form in order to serve you better:

English: Click Here
Espanol: Click Here

For general inquiries or to book an appointment, please reach out via email at bcnsp@options.bc.ca

Other referral options

Please fill out this form in order to serve you better:

English: Click Here
Espanol: Click Here

For general inquiries or to book an appointment, please reach out via email at bcnsp@options.bc.ca

BC Services and Assistance for Vulnerable and Humanitarian Newcomers

Can you access the program directly?
Yes. For Refugee Claimants, Asylum Seekers and other Humanitarian and Vulnerable newcomers.

Please fill this form in order to serve you better:

English: Click Here
Español: Click Here

For general enquiries or to book an appointment, please reach out via email at bcsh@options.bc.ca 

Other referral options

For Refugee Claimants, Asylum Seekers and other Humanitarian and Vulnerable newcomers.

Please fill this form in order to serve you better:

English: Click Here
Español: Click Here

For general enquiries or to book an appointment, please reach out via email at bcsh@options.bc.ca 

Language Assessment and Referral Centre

Eligibility criteria

Located in Surrey and serving the Metro Vancouver region at satellite offices, we administer assessments for clients over the age of 17 years, with one of the following eligible documents as specified by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC):

  • Permanent Resident Card (PR).
  • Confirmation of Permanent Residence (form IMM5292).
  • Notice of Decision from the Refugee Protection Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) confirming convention refugee status.
  • Letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) giving approval to remain in Canada while application for permanent residence is being finalized (approval in principle).
  • Temporary Resident Visa under Canadian-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET - until March 31, 2025)

 

Can you access the program directly?
Yes. As long as you have the eligible identification as stated above, you can walk-in and fill out a LINC application.
Other referral options

As long as you have the eligible identification as stated above, you can walk-in and fill out a LINC application.

Women's Empowerment & Employment Readiness (WEE-R)

Eligibility criteria

For visible minority, recent immigrant or refugee women who are unemployed, or precariously employed living in the Lower Mainland and legally entitled to work in Canada. Seeking candidates who possess an English language capacity of CLB Level 5 and above.

We welcome permanent Residents, Protected Persons, Refugee Claimants, Naturalized Citizens, Work Permit Holders and Graduated International Students to apply.

Can you access the program directly?
Yes. Self-referrals and referrals from community agencies are welcome. An intake assessment will be required to determine eligibility and suitability.
Other referral options

Self-referrals and referrals from community agencies are welcome. An intake assessment will be required to determine eligibility and suitability.

For My Family

BC Newcomer Services Program

Eligibility criteria

Work Permit Holders, Study Permit Holders, Naturalized Citizens and certain individuals without a valid work/study permit including Refugee Claimants, Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) visa holders and BC Provincial Nominees of BCPNP Entrepreneur Immigration candidates

Can you access the program directly?
Yes. Please fill out this form in order to serve you better:

English: Click Here
Espanol: Click Here

For general inquiries or to book an appointment, please reach out via email at bcnsp@options.bc.ca

Other referral options

Please fill out this form in order to serve you better:

English: Click Here
Espanol: Click Here

For general inquiries or to book an appointment, please reach out via email at bcnsp@options.bc.ca

BC Services and Assistance for Vulnerable and Humanitarian Newcomers

Can you access the program directly?
Yes. For Refugee Claimants, Asylum Seekers and other Humanitarian and Vulnerable newcomers.

Please fill this form in order to serve you better:

English: Click Here
Español: Click Here

For general enquiries or to book an appointment, please reach out via email at bcsh@options.bc.ca 

Other referral options

For Refugee Claimants, Asylum Seekers and other Humanitarian and Vulnerable newcomers.

Please fill this form in order to serve you better:

English: Click Here
Español: Click Here

For general enquiries or to book an appointment, please reach out via email at bcsh@options.bc.ca 

Finding Work

BC Newcomer Services Program

Eligibility criteria

Work Permit Holders, Study Permit Holders, Naturalized Citizens and certain individuals without a valid work/study permit including Refugee Claimants, Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) visa holders and BC Provincial Nominees of BCPNP Entrepreneur Immigration candidates

Can you access the program directly?
Yes. Please fill out this form in order to serve you better:

English: Click Here
Espanol: Click Here

For general inquiries or to book an appointment, please reach out via email at bcnsp@options.bc.ca

Other referral options

Please fill out this form in order to serve you better:

English: Click Here
Espanol: Click Here

For general inquiries or to book an appointment, please reach out via email at bcnsp@options.bc.ca

BC Services and Assistance for Vulnerable and Humanitarian Newcomers

Can you access the program directly?
Yes. For Refugee Claimants, Asylum Seekers and other Humanitarian and Vulnerable newcomers.

Please fill this form in order to serve you better:

English: Click Here
Español: Click Here

For general enquiries or to book an appointment, please reach out via email at bcsh@options.bc.ca 

Other referral options

For Refugee Claimants, Asylum Seekers and other Humanitarian and Vulnerable newcomers.

Please fill this form in order to serve you better:

English: Click Here
Español: Click Here

For general enquiries or to book an appointment, please reach out via email at bcsh@options.bc.ca 

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