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The province of British Columbia has published the Newcomers’ Guide 2021 edition


The province of British Columbia has published the Newcomers’ Guide 2021 edition

The government of British Columbia introduced the British Columbia Newcomers’ Guide 2021 edition on June 23, 2023.


The guide is in thirteen languages which include:

  • English

  • Arabic

  • Simplified and Traditional Chinese

  • Dari

  • Farsi

  • French

  • Korean

  • Punjabi

  • Russian

  • Spanish

  • Tagalog and

  • Ukrainian

The Newcomers' Guide is designed to make it easier for new arrivals to settle into the province. Immigrants may discover information about finding a place to live, getting medical care, obtaining government services, studying or working in the province, opening a bank account, or obtaining a driver's license in the province.


The majority of British Columbian communities have organizations that assist new immigrants and temporary residents to settle in the province. You can contact them with any questions about living and working in British Columbia. The services are usually free, and they are available in many languages.


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