The Immigrant Welcome Centre is offering free settlement and support services to newcomers to Canada.
The centre is a North Island-based program that offers support services to newcomers settling in the Comox Valley, Campbell River and North Island regions. Also known as the Multicultural and Immigrant Services Association of North Vancouver Island (MISA), they are a registered not-for-profit organization established in Campbell River in 1992. As an award-winning organization, the Immigrant Welcome Centre is a respected leader in immigrant services. Their services are free and confidential to eligible newcomers.
English classes and group programs start up in September, and are a good way to meet people and get to know the community. The English classes are called LINC (Language Instructions for Newcomers to Canada), and they are offered both in person and online.
They are nationally recognized when applying for Canadian citizenship.
“If you are a newcomer or know of any newcomers, we encourage you to get in touch with us. We can help with any of the following: find a place to live, look for a job, make new friends, register for English classes, access government and community services, understand the local culture and customs, understand your rights in Canada, become a Canadian citizen and more,” says a press release from IWC.
More information about the programs will be released later in September. More information will be posted on IWC’s website: www.immigrantwelcome.ca.