• S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Service Centre
    • 28 West Pender Street
    • Vancouver, BC V6B 1R6
    • Mon-Fri9:00AM - 5:00PM
    • Sat-SunClosed
    • 604-684-1628
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Vancouver

Vancouver is the most populated city in B.C. and has been named one of the most livable cities in the world. Within walking distance is the beach, an opportunity for hikes, and exciting downtown attractions such as the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden or the Granville Island Public Market. In keeping with the beauty of its natural surroundings, Vancouver has committed to being a sustainable city with renewable systems to reduce carbon pollution, waste, and keep ecosystems healthy.

With one of the most diverse populations in Canada, Vancouver is also known for its diverse culinary flavours. Port Metro Vancouver serves as Canada's gateway between Asia and the rest of North America. It is Canada's largest port to service cargo and is the departure point for cruises to Alaska.

Services Offered in Vancouver

Vancouver provides many FREE services for eligible immigrants and refugees. Services may vary in each region.

Services in Vancouver are offered in the following languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Farsi, Arabic, and Korean.

Discover the services we can provide you in Vancouver and how you can register to participate below:

Eligible immigrants, refugees and their families can make a FREE appointment with our friendly and professional settlement staff. Our settlement staff can provide you with orientation and information about living in Canada and information about employment in Canada.

We can provide you and your family with comprehensive and current information in many key settlement topics including:

  • Housing and accommodation
  • Transportation systems in British Columbia (BC)
  • Health care in BC
  • Child education
  • Adult education (Universities, Colleges, Occupational training, etc.)
  • English language training
  • Finding employment in BC
  • Credential recognition in BC
  • Supports for family
  • Money and finance
  • Canadian and BC law
  • Volunteering and making new friends in the community
  • And more
Private appointments for job seekers are available to provide you with information about local labour market trends, resume writing and interview skills, Canadian workplace culture, and job search resources. Contact us to make an in-person one-to-one appointment.

We offer many FREE workshops to introduce settlement topics to eligible immigrants and refugees. These workshops introduce topics about integrating into Canadian life and learning about the Canadian labour market. Employment workshops also include employer engagement to introduce newcomers to job opportunities.

Workshops provide you and your family with comprehensive and current information in many key settlement topics including:

  • Housing and accommodation
  • Transportation systems in British Columbia (BC)
  • Health care in BC
  • Child education
  • Adult education (Universities, Colleges, Occupational training, etc.)
  • English language training
  • Finding employment in BC
  • Credential recognition in BC
  • Supports for family
  • Money and finance
  • Canadian and BC law
  • Volunteering and making new friends in the community
  • And more

Explore our upcoming workshops to discover more session topics and contact us to register for our in-person workshops.

English Language training helps newcomers to settle into their communities, integrate into Canadian society and find employment.

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) courses are FREE, government-funded English language classes for eligible immigrants and refugees. LINC instructors use settlement themes to teach reading, writing, listening and speaking skills within the framework of Canadian Language Benchmarks.

Clear Communication for the Workplace involves employment-focussed English language training.

Conversation Circles focus on improving listening and speaking skills.

Vancouver offers:

  • LINC 1-6
  • LINC Blended
  • Clear Communication for the Workplace (in person and online)
  • Conversation Circles (occupation-specific)

Contact us to find out more or register for specific in-person English language training courses.

Employment Skills Development for SUCCESS prepares eligible immigrants and refugees with job seeking skills and soft employment skills to access the Canadian labour market. The course provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to transition into a career in the Canadian labour market.

Contact us to find out more or register for specific in-person English language training courses.

The Career Mentoring for SUCCESS Program brings eligible immigrants and refugees and experienced mentors together to foster professional networks and connections. As a participant, Career Mentoring for SUCCESS will bridge you to career success by providing you with the information you need in your field of expertise. Your mentor will provide you with information, support, and guidance to jumpstart your professional career in Canada.

Contact us to participate in the Career Mentoring for SUCCESS.

Are you an aspiring leader? We are also looking for mentors for our Career Mentoring for SUCCESS in any occupational field. Mentoring is a great way to broaden your coaching skills, build inclusive environments, and demonstrate your leadership skills. Contact us to discover how you can showcase your leadership skills as a career mentor.

The We Live Here Program introduces eligible immigrants and refugees to their community. This innovative program will help you practice your English while building connections with community members and community organizations. Activities in Vancouver include community tours, and Canadian and multicultural community celebrations. Other ISIP regions may also provide social mentoringrecreation connect, and community circles.

Contact us to participate in our fun and innovative We Live Here.

See how people are participating in We Live Here on our Immigrant Settlement & Integration Program Community page.

We Volunteer Here programs introduce eligible immigrants and refugees to volunteer opportunities with connections to organizations. As a volunteer, you will have opportunities to build social and professional networks, obtain Canadian work and volunteer experience, and practice your English in a safe environment facilitated by friendly and professional settlement staff.

Contact us to find out how you can volunteer and be an active part in your community.

See how people are volunteering in their communities on our Immigrant Settlement & Integration Program Community page.

Champions of SUCCESS showcases the contributions of outstanding Immigrant Settlement & Integration Program volunteers, newcomer clients, established Canadians, employers and community organizations in supporting newcomer integration into the community.

Discover our latest Champions of SUCCESS on our Immigrant Settlement & Integration Program Community page.