New Residents

Welcome to Coquitlam 2017

September 20, 201​7 • 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam

City Council and staff will be available to provide information and answer questions on a wide variety of topics including, for example, how the City’s finances work, recycling and garbage services, as well as parks and recreation activities. This annual Coquitlam event is geared to residents who are new to Coquitlam or Canada, but anyone who is interested in learning more about their City is encouraged to attend.

Check back for updates on event details.

Attendees are encouraged to cycle, take transit, walk or carpool. Some parking is available at City Hall.

Welcome to Coquitlam

Coquitlam is fast becoming the Lower Mainland's number one location for lifestyle and business. Our open and accessible government is dedicated to providing services that enable all members of our community – businesses and residents – to prosper and grow within a safe and clean environment.

The City continues to work towards its vision – to build a City of Choice that reflects priorities established by the community which include enhanced transportation choices, public safety, focus on building on our strengths, increasing community involvement and active living and providing an open, cooperative environment for future growth.

Additionally Coquitlam continues to pursue projects, programs and services that take the concepts and goals outlined in its strategic plan and turn them into reality.

New to Canada?

The cultural diversity of Coquitlam is a source of enrichment and strength for the City.

Visit our Multiculturalism page to find out what the city is doing to support the integration of newcomers into the community.

Over 41% of Coquitlam’s residents have a mother tongue other than English or French, with the most common (non-official) languages including Korean, Farsi (Persian), and Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese and other dialects).
(Source – 2011 Census, Statistics Canada) Find out more by visiting our Census Data

New Residents' Guide to Municipal Services

The Residents' Guide to Coquitlam Municipal Services will help you understand many of the services offered by the City, as well as contacts for several other local resources that will help new residents - it is available in multiple languages.

Newcomers Directory to Programs & Services

This Newcomers Directory provides information on programs, services and organizations that will assist Coquitlam’s citizens and agencies in referring immigrants and refugees to the numerous programs and supports that are available to them.