Citizenship & Newcomers

Welcome to West Vancouver! Here are some resources that can help you prepare for the citizenship exam or help you get settled in your new community.

See also: Newcomers

On the Shelf

Citizenship -- Canada

Guides to becoming a Canadian citizen.

Immigrants -- Canada

What it means to be a newcomer.

On the Web

Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Services Agencies of BC

AMSSA is a province wide association representing 70+ agencies serving new immigrants. Resources include a guide to health programs and resources that provide services in one or more languages other than English.

B.C. Newcomers’ Guide

The Newcomers' Guide tells you how to get a Social Insurance Number (SIN), register for the Medical Services Plan (MSP), open a bank account, get a driver's license, find housing, look for a job and much more!

Discover Canada

This study guide is produced by the Canadian Government to help prepare immigrants to become Canadian citizens. We have compiled local answers for West Vancouver to the questions on pages 34-35.

Discover Canada Study Guide

How much do you know about your Government?

We have also answered the Other Study Questions on page 53.

Immigrant Guide

A resource guide for new immigrants of North and West Vancouver maintained by North Vancouver City Library. The guide provides information about resources, services and programs helpful to newcomers arriving to the North Shore.

NewToBC - The Library Link for Newcomers

Newcomers should visit this site to learn more about the services and programs public libraries offer recent immigrants.

North Shore Immigrant Inclusion Partnership

A coalition of community agencies and institutions focused on improving the settlement outcomes of new immigrants.

Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre

New to Canada? Find out how to get accredited in your field. Check out the Employment Guides for detailed information by occupation.

West Vancouver Newcomers Club

The West Vancouver Newcomers' Club is an organization women of all ages and from all walks of life who have moved to West Vancouver within the last two years.