ESL Programs & Services

Upcoming Programs For Newcomers

Pre-Employment Skills 2022Pre-Employment Skills
With ISSofBC Job Quest
Sep. 28 - Education & Training Options
College Info Session College Info Sessions
City Centre branch
Oct. 6 - Langara College
Oct. 11 - Douglas College
Library Services for Newcomer ParentsLibrary Services for Newcomer Parents - In Mandarin
Virtual program
Oct. 18 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
VolunteersVolunteer Job Fair
With Community Volunteer Connections
Oct. 22 - City Centre branch

Library Champions

Library Champions - Group Photo

Permanent residents, volunteer as a Library Champion through New to BC and discover how you can help new immigrants in your community.

Improve Your English

Open Book

English as an Additional Language Virtual Book Club

Register: Email
Next meeting: Monday, October 10, 1:00 pm
Book pickTwo Worlds by Helen Everett-Camplin
Reserve a copy: In-person or by phone at 604-554-7323
* Zoom meeting link will be emailed out to registrants 24 hours in advance of the session.

English Practice Groups

Looking to improve your English speaking skills? Join volunteers from SHARE Society at City Centre branch or Poirier branch to practice English in a welcoming and friendly space.

ESL Book Club Sets

Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Why not start your own ESL book club?

English Classes

Take English and ESL classes for different levels from Coquitlam Continuing Education. Visit their website or phone 604-936-4261 for more information and to register.

Citizenship Resources

Discover Canada Study Guide

Prepare for the citizenship test using this guide published by the Government of Canada. Read it online or request a copy by mail.

Canoo (formerly Cultural Access Pass)

New Canadian citizens can enjoy free admission to over 1,400 museums, science centres, art galleries, parks and historical sites across Canada. Sign up now.

Other Resources

Arrival Advisory

Newcomers to British Columbia--use this free downloadable app to find information on how to get a job, learn English and use services in your community. Available in your language.

Newcomers' Guides

Moving to a new country can be hard. You might have a lot of questions. The BC Newcomers’ Guide will help you settle into B.C. quickly and easily. You'll find information about finding a place to live, driving in BC, finding a doctor and other medical services, working in BC and more. 

Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (TCLIP)

TCLIP helps develop inclusive communities for newcomers and long-term residents. Find programs, services and community resources through their website.