Citizenship & Multilingual Resources

NewToBC – Find out services, programs and resources available to newcomers at, a website offered by BC Libraries to help you succeed in your new community.
  Skilled Immigrant Infocentre – Based out of the Vancouver Public Library, the skilled immigrant infocentre offers in-person and online employment services for newcomers to Canada. All services are free and created by librarians at the Vancouver Public Library
Click Law – An Internet subject guide to authoritative legal resources in BC and Canada. Developed by the Legal Services Society of BC and now maintained by the BC Courthouse Library Society. No library card is required to access this resource on the Internet.
 WelcomeBC Welcome BC – Information about immigrating, moving to, and working in BC
Immigration and Citizenship Canada – The official government of Canada website for finding information about citizenship, permanent resident cards, study and work permits as well as refugee protection.
  KnowBC Online (In-Library use only) includes:

  • Encyclopedia of British Columbia: with more than 4,000 entries and 1,500 accompanying photographs, maps, charts and tables, as well as sound and video clips.
  • Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes
  • The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names: A Complete Reference to Coastal British Columbia
  • Far West: The Story of British Columbia
  • Raincoast Chronicles 20: Lilies and Fireweed: Frontier Women of British Columbia
  • Where Mountains Meet the Sea: A History of Coastal BC