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First Language Settlement Program

Settlement Services

Agency / Organization:
Immigrant Services Society of BC

Program Description:
We provide:
• One-on-one and group support services in over 45 languages and dialects
• Information on Canada, Canadian social systems and the labour market
• Support on how to cope with the stress of adapting and settling in Canada
• Information on schools, health care, housing and recreation
• Support on how to overcome family and cultural adjustment issues
• Information on the immigration and refugee process
• Social networking opportunities to new friends in the community

We can offer additional assistance with:
• Filling out government forms and applications
• Language and cultural interpretation
• Appointment setting
• Referrals to other services and programs

Language:
The program provides services in various languages, including Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Russian, Korean, Nepali, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Client Profile / Eligibility Criteria:
Newcomers who have been in Canada for less than five years receive priority assistance.

We can serve newcomers that fit into any of the following immigration status:
• Permanent Residents of Canada
• Protected Persons as defined in S. 95 of IRPA
• Individuals who have been selected to become permanent residents, and who have been informed, by a letter from CIC
• Live-in Caregivers
• Temporary foreign workers
• Provincial nominees who are still awaiting a letter of approval for permanent residency from CIC
• Naturalized Canadian Citizens

Registration Information:
Call contact below

Start Dates / Duration:
Ongoing

Program Fee:
Free

Contact Information:
Contact: Firouzeh Peyvandi, Manager   
Phone: 778-284-7026 ext.1561
Email: firouzeh.peyvandi@issbc.org
Website: issbc.org

Program Location:
#240 – 3020 Lincoln Avenue  
Coquitlam, BC V3B 7L9 

#200 – 504 Cottonwood Avenue
Coquitlam, BC V3J 2R5

Contact Name: Firouzeh Peyvandi
Contact Number: 778-284-7026 ext 1561
Website: issbc.org