Newcomers to Canada Resources

Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society 

Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society provides a broad spectrum of programs and services which includes Employment Programs, Settlement Services, Language Services, Social Programs, and Housing Services. Our services assist new immigrants, seniors, farm workers, women, and youth. Government-funded, free employment training programs. The Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants (Career Paths/CPSI) program is an employment and skills upgrading program for internationally trained skilled immigrants. Settlement services for people with disabilities.

WorkBC Employment Services

Access employment services including job search resources, skills assessment, training, work experience placement, and online services.

WorkBC Assistive Technology Services

WorkBC Assistive Technology Services provides assistive technology or support to individuals with disabilities to assist them to gain and sustain employment or community attachment. Webinar-Join Marketing Manager, Nate Toevs (e-mail), for a half-hour webinar on assistive technology and ergonomics. Every Wednesday 12:30 pm-1 pm. Info here.

Individualized Funding Resource Centre-Right Fit Project

The Right Fit Project (RFP) is an effort to address challenges in matching affordable, wheelchair-accessible homes in Metro Vancouver with people who need them.

Spinal Cord Injury BC

Spinal Cord Injury BC’s Resource Centre is your go-to hub of information related to living well with a spinal cord injury or related physical disability in British Columbia.

Choice in Supports for Independent Living

Choice in Supports for Independent Living (CSIL) is a self-directed option for eligible home support clients. CSIL clients receive funds directly from their local health authority to purchase their own home support services.

Assist Lift

AssistList is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help Greater Vancouver residents buy, sell and exchange home health equipment. 

Canadian National Institute for the Blind

The CNIB Foundation is a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today. Get your CNIB card which can be used as proof of disability for some government programs and tax benefits. It may also entitle you to some concessions from governments and community partners, such as free or discounted transit passes, free or discounted air, train, and bus fares for you or your sighted guide, free or discounted events and attractions admissions for you or your sighted guide and additional accessibility services from banks and other businesses.

Open Door Group

The province’s largest not-for-profit employment services provider, their mission is opening doors to lifelong learning and career success.