For Newcomers

Resources for Newcomers

Are you new to the North Shore or will you soon be moving to the North Shore? Here are some information about available support for immigrant settlement and integration:

NewToBC: Find the immigrant service providers near you on NewToBC. Partnering with libraries and immigrant service providers, NewToBC develops, delivers, and promotes services and resources that support immigrant settlement and integration in communities across the province.

NewcomersGuideBCWelcomeBC: This site offers newcomers and service providers information on a range of topics related to settling and working in British Columbia. Newcomers’ Guide is available in 14 different languages (Click on the Guide image on the right to get your copy). The site also has some videos on newcomers’ settlement steps.

Welcome To Canada: A new, more comprehensive guide and web tool to help newcomers settle and integrate in Canada.

 

Welcome to the North Shore!

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North Shore Demographics

38.4% of labour force

age 15 years and over, in the City of North Vancouver are made up of immigrants.
Source: 2011 NHS

40% of labour force

age 15 years and over, in West Vancouver are made up of immigrants.
Source: 2011 NHS

50.5% of recent immigrants

in the District of North Vancouver speak non-official languages most often at home.
Source: 2011 NHS

45.5% of recent immigrants

age 15 years and over, in West Vancouver are in the low income bracket.
Source: 2011 NHS

22.5% of immigrants

in the City of North Vancouver are recent immigrants (landed in Canada between 2006 and 2011).
Source: 2011 NHS

17,125 immigrants

live in West Vancouver and 17.5% are recent immigrants
Source: 2011 Census

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