I know a family who has just immigrated. What information would help them?

Last reviewed June 2024 by the Clicklaw editors

The resources below will give newcomers to Canada a good idea of what it’s like to live in Canada. They include information about newcomers’ rights and responsibilities, the legal issues they may face as they settle, and how to access and apply for community and government services, as well as links to further resources and information.

Helpful resources

Helpful services

  • 211BC (United Way): The service provides information on community, government, and social services in BC.
  • Legal Advocacy Program (MOSAIC): Find information, summary advice, referrals, and legal representation to low-income immigrants and refugees. Limited interpretation services are available.
  • AskJES (Justice Education Society): Provides help in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, Hindi, and French. Clients can use Ask JES Multilingual to learn about several topics including cyber safety, contact with the police, wills, rights of tenants, and more.
  • Find more services.