Common Questions

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

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, how to access and apply for community and government services, as well as links to further resources and information.

  • The Citizenship Handbook, from BC Civil Liberties Association, is a resource for students and new Canadians. Topics include protecting your rights, making the democratic process work for you, and dealing with government agencies.
  • British Columbia Newcomers' Guide to Resources and Services, from WelcomeBC, has information about employment, health care services, banking, and many other issues that people need to consider when moving to BC. It's available in multiple languages.
  • Immigrate to Canada, from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, has information on the different immigration programs you can apply for, a "Living in Canada tool" that can provide you with information about resources and services to help you adjust to life in Canada, how to hire a representative to help with your application, how to protect yourself from immigration fraud, and how to appeal your immigration decision.

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Last reviewed September 2016
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