Citizenship & Multilingual Resources

Open Access Websites & Local Resources

Canadian flag. Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Government of Canada site which explains the requirements for becoming a Canadian citizen and how to apply. Also provides information on the status of individual applications, and how long the process may take.

CBALColumbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL)

CBAL provides numerous settlement services that can help you and your family learn about the community as you begin your new life in Canada. A settlement worker will meet with you to help you find the resources you need to successfully settle and build connections in your new community.

Canadian flag.Discover Canada

This is a web version of the study booklet for Canadian citizenship. The booklet can also be downloaded in PDF form.

Immigrant Services Society of BC

Provides free immigrant services including settlement support, employment programs, English classes, and more.

New to BC

Find services, programs, and resources available to newcomers at, a website offered by BC Libraries to help you succeed in your new community.

Skilled Immigrant Information Centre

New to Canada? Find out how to get accredited in your field. Check out the Employment Guides for detailed information by occupation.

Welcome BC

Helps you find a career path in the province, and learn the steps you can take to find a job that matches your skills, training, and experience.