Newcomers' Guide - Provincial

Moving to a new country can be challenging. You likely have a number of questions that need to be answered right away. The B.C. Newcomers’ Guide will give you the information you and your family need to settle in B.C. quickly and easily. You'll find information on:

  • finding a place to live, language services and resources to help you settle
  • using public transportation, registering your child in school and opening a bank account
  • applying for your BC Services card, finding medical services, and getting assistance for those needing extra support

The B.C. Newcomers’ Guide is available online in English and seven other languages—Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, Korean, Punjabi and Tagalog. Print copies in these languages are also available free of charge for shipment within B.C. You can order here.

Also, you can watch Newcomers' videos—in 11 languages—that cover many of the topics in the Newcomers' Guide. Information you may need before you arrive in the province is available—in 15 languages—on the WelcomeBC In Your Language page.

Link to Provincial Newcomers’ Guide to resources and services. English version
Translation. Link to In Your Language page for Provincial Newcomers’ Guide in 11 languages, including English

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