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The NSIIP is a coalition of community agencies and institutions focused on improving the settlement and integration of new immigrants into the community. Originally known as the North Shore Welcoming Action Committee, the Committee led many initiatives to enhance the inclusive nature of the North Shore. In 2014, NSIIP became one of 19 Local Immigration Partnerships across BC whose aim is to enhance collaboration, coordination and strategic planning at the local level to make communities more welcoming and inclusive. For more information, please contact the North Shore Multicultural Society at http://nsms.ca/  or go to www.nsiip.ca

The BC Newcomer's Guide can give the information individuals and families need to settle in BC quickly and easily.

How you can immigrate to Canada, how to protect yourself from fraud and what to expect after you arrive in Canada.


The Legal Services Soceity translates many of its publications into languages other than English. Find multilingual publications on topics such as: 

  • legal aid,
  • your legal rights, and
  • family law issues.

MOSAIC is a registered charity serving immigrant, refugee, migrant and mainstream communities in Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley as well as throughout the province of BC and overseas via online programs.

This guide answers questions about the federal voting process and lets you know what to expect when you go to vote.

New to BC unites 10 public library systems in Metro Vancouver to help connect newcomers with programs and services in their community.

Focusing on settlement and integration programs and services for new immigrants, the Multicultural Society offers resources such as events, workshops, volunteer opportunities, employment and youth services, translation services, an English-learning centre, and a useful list of outside resources (including multilingual legal publications).

North Shore Neighbourhood house works with a number of other organizations to ensure the house is culturally inclusive and welcoming. Child care, supportive services, They offer programs for new immigrants.

Published weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays, distributed to the Greater Vancouver area, Victoria and Calgary. Their website contains links to other Iranian resources, news sites, Iranian online magazines, and larger Iranian newspaper publications.