ESL Programs & Services

Upcoming Programs For Newcomers

Income TaxIncome Tax Series
With RBC Newcomer Specialists
Virtual on Zoom
Mar. 30 - Tax Tips for Newcomers 한국인 이민자를 위한 캐나다 세금(TAX) 세미나
Korean Seniors GroupKorean Adults Group 슬기로운 시니어 여가생활
Poirier branch, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Apr. 3 | May 1 | Jun. 5
Change Your Mindset as NewcomersChange Your Mindset as Newcomers to Find Your Way
With Vision2Reality Foundation
Virtual on Zoom
April 12 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Career Prep WorkshopsCareer Prep Workshops
Virtual on Zoom - with WorkBC
Apr 19 - Job Interviews
May 17 - Job Search Strategies
Jun. 15 - Effective Resumes
Pre-Employment SkillsHow to Find Work in Canada
With ISSofBC
Virtual on Zoom
Apr. 20 - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
World Book DayDía Internacional del Libro
With Creative Cha Cha Cha
City Centre branch
Apr. 23 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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, April 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.
Book pick: The Conjoined by Jen Sookfong Lee. Borrow a copy at the Help Desk in the City Centre branch, or read the eBook on Libby or Hoopla.

* 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.

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.

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.

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.