Recent Immigrants

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  • Local
    English as a Second Language Settlement Assistance Program

    The English as a Second Langauge Settlement Assistance Program (ESLSAP) provides support, one-to-one tutoring, classes and field trips for immigrants who are integrating into life in Canada.

    Information rack cards in Simplified Chinese and Korean

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    Revelstoke Multicultural Society

    An organization of volunteers that fosters cultural awareness, appreciation and inclusiveness in Revelstoke by celebrating the community’s multicultural heritage and diversity, creating opportunities to learn about and appreciate cultures here and afar, and promoting and supporting related community planning and services. People of all ethnicities and cultures are welcomed.

     

    English

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    Revelstoke Settlement Services

    Supporting newcomers to Canada living in Revelstoke. This free service can help with your successful integration into life in Canada. Meet with the Settlement Worker. Whether you need help with government forms, finding the right services for you and your family, or building community connections, we can help. Information sessions available.

    jpratt@okanagan.bc.ca  250-837-4235 ext. 6502

    English

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    Ēcole des Glaciers, School District 93

    French School (Elementary), located at 1950 Park Drive

    250 200 1100
    Principal: Chantale Desmarais
    chantale_desmarais@csf.bc.ca
    http://glaciers.csf.bc.ca/

    French

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  • Regional
    Intercultural Society of the Central Okanagan

    Our mandate is to ensure access to language training, settlement and any other training or services to assist immigrants to participate fully in Canadian society.

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    Kelowna Community Resources - Settlement and Integration Services

    Settlement and Integration assists new immigrants to Canada to identify and assess their needs and barriers, and provides  newcomers with information, options, and referrals to relevant services and resources within the community.

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    Vernon District Immigration Services Society

    Assists immigrants, newcomers, refugees, visible minorities and first generation Canadians and their families with their settlement and integration into Canadian society.

    English, Français, Español, Deutsch, Bisaya, Tagalog and Chinese.

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  • Provincial
    BC 211 Services

    Connecting people in need with services best suited to help, including problem gambling, alcohol and drug information, victim services, youth against violence, etc.

    Call 211
    www.bc211.ca/

    Phone translations

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    BC Newcomers Guide (2014 Edition) and WelcomeBC website

    The B.C. Newcomers’ Guide has information that will help newcomers settle in B.C. in their first few months after arrival. Topics include: housing, banking, health care, education, cars and driving, employment and business, the legal system, government and citizenship.

    WelcomeBC.ca helps ensure new British Columbians are able to settle, gain employment, and become active members of their communities. Access up-to-date information through a number of features and tools.

    English, French, Arabic, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese

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    BC Seniors' Guide

    Contains information on the programs and benefits available to seniors in British Columbia.

    Downloadable PDF in English, Chinese, Punjabi and French

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    Canada's food guide

    Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide has been translated into 10 languages in addition to English and French! Learning more about Canada's Food Guide will help you and your family know how much food you need, what types of foods are better for you, and the importance of physical activity in your day.

    12 Languages

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    Health Link BC

    Health Link BC helps you learn about health topics, check your symptoms and find the health services and resources that you need for healthy living. Call 8-1-1 to consult with a nurse, pharmacist or dietitian or visit HealthLinkBC.ca for easy access to help you find the health services you need, closest to where you live.

    130 Languages interpreted by phone. Online translated materials and books in French, Chinese, Punjabi and Farsi.

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    Mosiac

    A Vancouver-based non-profit agency dedicated to addressing issues that affect immigrants and refugees in the course of their settlement and integration into Canadian Society. Mosaic also offers fee-for-service translation and interpreting services.

    www.mosaicbc.com

    Interpretation:

    (604) 254-4606

    interpretationservices@mosaicbc.com

    Translation:

    1-877-475-6777

    commercial@mosaicbc.com

    More than 70 languages

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    Richmond Public Library

    Newcomer's resources including an online citizenship practice test.

    English and French

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    S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

    SUCCESS is a multicultural, multi-service agency assisting people at all stages of their Canadian experience.

    General inquiries: 604-684-1628
    Multilingual Info: 604-687-6300
    www.successbc.ca

    Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi and Korean

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    Society of Translators and Interpreters of BC

    Need a translator or interpreter? Find one in our member directory. Become a member of STIBC of learn about certification.

    604-684-2940

    http://www.stibc.org/

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    Tenant Survival Guide

    The Tenant Survival Guide is intended to give tenants a basic understanding of residential tenancy law in British Columbia.

    Info Line: 1-800-665-1185
    www.tenants.bc.ca

    19 Languages (some important publications are translated: " Five ways to protect yourself"; "Tenant Info Phamplet"; "What Everyone Needs to Know, Resident Tenancy Fact Sheet" Phone service is English only, Website is English

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  • Federal
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada

    Apply to visit, study, work or immigrate to Canada. Apply for citizenship or a permanent resident card. Check the status of your application or find a form.

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    Institute for Canadian Citizens

    A gift to each Canadian Citizen during their first year of citizenship, the Cultural Access Pass provides complimentary admission to nearly 1000 of Canada's cultural treasures from coast to coast.

    http://www.icc-icc.ca/en/cap

    English and French

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    Service Canada

    Multi-language Government of Canada information. This information is also provided in English.

    English. Arabic – Gujarati – Korean – Persian – Punjabi – Russian – Simplified Chinese – Spanish – Tagalog – Tamil – Traditional Chinese

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