Newcomers' Guides

Moving to a new country can be hard. You might have a lot of questions. The B.C. Newcomers’ Guide will help you settle into B.C. quickly and easily. You'll find information about:

  • finding a place to live
  • driving in B.C.
  • finding a doctor and other medical services
  • getting your BC Services card
  • registering your child in school
  • working in B.C.
  • opening a bank account
  • getting help for those needing extra support
The 2021 B.C. Newcomers’ Guide is available to download as a PDF in eight languages:  Printed copies of the B.C. Newcomers' Guide are also available. You can request a guide by using the order form. Copies can be ordered for free within British Columbia.