Immigrant-Serving Organizations

has many immigrant-serving organizations to help newcomers settle in Canada. These organizations are funded by the governments and their services are free. They are excellent sources of information on living in Canada. They also have settlement workers who can provide you with help to meet settlement needs such as:

  • searching for employment;
  • learning about the process of getting your foreign credentials recognized;
  • improving your qualifications and skills;
  • finding housing;
  • registering your children in schools;
  • obtaining official documents and government services;
  • registering for free language training to help you improve your English or French language skills;
  • helping with any general problems you might have.

These organizations offer their services in one or both of the official languages (English and French) and sometimes in other languages as well. Call or visit a local immigrant-serving organization in your city or town to learn about the many ways it can help you settle in Canada.

You can find contact information for immigrant-serving organizations across Canada at

Upcoming Events

Knitting Group for Newcomer Women (Abbotsford Community Services)

2420 Montrose Avenue, Abbotsford

CCM Center, Crystal Mall second floor, 4533 Kingsborough St., Burnaby, BC V5H4V3

206-5838 Fraser Street, Vancouver
English Conversation Circles (Abbotsford Community Services)

2420 Montrose Avenue, Abbotsford

300 - 8268 Granville Street, Vancouver
Medication Management (国语讲座) (S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Richmond Service Center)

220-7000 Minoru Blvd., Richmond
English Conversation Circle (Abbotsford Community Services)

2420 Montrose Avenue, Abbotsford
Refugee figures at a glance

As of 2017, around the world there are 71.44 million persons of concern according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) statistics. 19.94 million of persons of concern are categorized as Refugees. Most of these refugees are in Asian and Africa.

Photo Gallery

Images of CANN services provided to new immigrants, including government-assisted and privately-sponsored refugees, at Vancouver International Airport.

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P.O. Box 32373, YVR Domestic Terminal R.P.O.
(3880 Grant McConachie Way)
Richmond V7B 1W2 Canada
Phone: 604-270-0077
Fax: 604-279-0091

Hours of operation:

Office: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday, except statutory holiday
Kiosk: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Monday - Sunday, except statutory holiday

*Closing time may vary and is based on arrival trends