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

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Richmond Public Library, Richmond

Richmond Public Library, Richmond
Refugee figures at a glance

As of June 2018, there are 25.4 million refugees around the world according to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) statistic. Over half of the refugees are under the age of 18 and 57% of the world refugees came from following three countries: Syria, Afghanistan and South Sudan.

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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