Citizenship & Newcomers
On the Shelf
Guides to becoming a Canadian citizen.
What it means to be a newcomer.
On the Web
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.
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!
This is the only official study guide for the Canadian citizenship test.
How much do you know about your Government? Answers compiled by West Vancouver Memorial Library (based on West Vancouver residence) to the questions on pages 34-35.
Other Study Questions Answers compiled by West Vancouver Memorial Library to the questions on page 53.
Click on the link below to go to the Government of Canada page where you can also read the study guide online, listen to notable Canadians read it, download it as an ebook, or order a copy.
The Library Champions Project (LCP) is a three-month volunteer program for new immigrants. During the project, Library Champions are trained to conduct outreach to other new immigrants. Four training sessions focus on building communication, presentation and outreach skills and on the range of programs, services, and resources that are available in libraries and out in the community. After the training, Library Champions develop a three-month outreach plan that is doable and fits their schedule. The outreach plans include sharing information with friends, family, colleagues and individual community members, giving group presentations, speaking with community agencies, and using social media.
To register for an information session about becoming a 2019 West Vancouver Library Champion, click on the poster below or visit the Information Desk:
Newcomers should visit this site to learn more about the services and programs public libraries offer recent immigrants.
A coalition of community agencies and institutions focused on improving the settlement outcomes of new immigrants.
Richmond Public Library has created a practice test consisting of over 100 multiple choice questions (with answers) derived from the book Discover Canada, on which the test is based.
New to Canada? Find out how to get accredited in your field. Check out the Employment Guides for detailed information by occupation.
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.