New to Canada & BC
Welcome to Canada
||Useful information and tips from the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website, such as “how to find a job”, “how to find a place to live” and more. See a checklist for things you need to do in your first few weeks, first few months and first year. Click here for a printable version.
British Columbia’s Newcomers’ Guide
Apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN)
Apply for a BC Health Care Card
Apply for a Driver’s Licence
||Click here to find out how to apply for a BC Driver’s Licence. Learn to drive smart (formerly RoadSense for Drivers) is a reference and study manual for your Knowledge Test and road test; it includes tips to help you as a new or experienced driver.
Check the Public Transportation System
Find a Post Office
Check the Phone Book
Check the blue pages in the phone book for telephone numbers for various government departments. You can also find immigrant-serving community organizations.