Frequently Asked Questions:

1. I need information on English programs for landed immigrants.
Answer: The LINC program is a free, basic English training program for adult newcomers. Please contact us to register for the same.

2. I need help getting a job.
Answer: IMSS provides employment programs and services suited to individual needs at no cost to clients. Contact us for more information.

3. Do you have English classes for citizens or international students/visitors?
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4. I’m on EI/Income Assistance and I need skills training. Where do I go?
Answer: Visit the nearest WorkBC Employment Services Centre for assistance.

5. I’m a new immigrant. I have family problems. Who can help me?
Answer: Contact a Settlement Practitioner and they can refer you to community resources to help.

6. I would like to get Canadian work experience.
Answer: Volunteering is a great way to gain local work experience. Contact Volunteer PG for more information.

7. How can I become a Canadian citizen?
Answer: Check the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website at www.cic.gc.ca or phone CIC centre 1-888-242-2100 for applications.

8. How do I sponsor my family?
Answer: Check the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website at www.cic.gc.ca or phone CIC centre 1-888-242-2100 for applications. If you need help in your language, contact our Settlement Services.

9. I want to apply for a passport or other travel document.
Answer: Call the Passport Canada office at 1-800-567-6868 or download the forms here.

10. How do I obtain a work permit/study permit?
Answer: Check the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website at www.cic.gc.ca or phone CIC centre 1-888-242-2100 for more information.

11. I want to work on my resume and do job search. Where can I go?
Answer: Contact our Employment/Settlement Practitioner.

12. I want to register my children into school.
Answer: Contact our SWIS worker.