Settlement in British Columbia


Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC – AMSSA’s programs and services provide professional, accurate, and detailed information and support on issues involving multiculturalism, immigration, and human rights to members, businesses and government.

Welcome BC- Immigrant Settlement Agencies – List of Immigrant Settlement Service agencies sorted by location.

BC 211 – BC211 is committed to enabling British Columbians to access and use community resources through quality information and referral services.

Government Services

Welcome BC – Live in British Columbia – BC’s main immigration website, outlines a variety of government services and resources.

Vivre en Colombie – Immigration and Settlement Information in French

The BC Provincial Nominee Program – The BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) is an economic immigration program administered by the Government of British Columbia’s Immigration Programs Branch. It enables the province to select and nominate foreign workers, international students and entrepreneurs to help meet B.C.’s labour market needs, support government priorities, and help grow B.C.’s economy. If you are nominated, you and your family can apply to IRCC to become a permanent resident of Canada.

Health Care

British Columbia Ministry of Health Services – BC governmental site explaining how to obtain provincial health insurance and services.


BC Housing – BC Housing is the provincial crown agency that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those in greatest need.

CMHC Housing for Newcomers – Information specifically for newcomers from Canada’s national housing agency in eight different languages. Learn about renting, owning, and maintaining a home in Canada.

Craigslist – Housing rental search for various BC cities.


Immigrant Legal – BC’s Immigrant Legal Toolkit – Free legal information, education and resources for newcomers to Canada and the people working with them.


BC Driver’s Licence and Services Card – Get a combined BC Driver’s Licence and Services Card


Tourism BC–Culture and History – Learn about British Columbia’s history and culture.