Get information that is essential for all newcomers to Canada


Parents and teachers in classroomImmigrant-serving agencies provide settlement services to help newcomers to Canada adjust to their new life. PICS provides culturally sensitive programs in many languages, including: English, Punjabi, Hindi, Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, Pashto, Dari and Bengali. Their free and confidential services try to help newcomers with all their needs during the process of settling into their new community.

PICS’ Settlement and Integration Services are free for all newcomers and existing residents of British Columbia. Services include, but are not limited to:

Community services

• Initial Needs Assessment & Planning
• Orientation Information Services and Referrals to Community Services
• Enhanced Information and Adjustment Support to adapt
• Service Linking and Bridging
• Translation and Interpretation

Health services

• Medical Services Plan
• Premium Assistance
• Fair Pharma care

Citizenship and Immigration

• Citizenship/Immigration
• PR Card
• Passport & Visa Applications


• Job Search/Job Mentoring
• Resume/Cover Letter Writing
• Interview Skills/Cold Calls
• Labor Market Information
• Skills Connect Program for International Trained Professionals

Education and ESL

• English Language Learning
• Child Minding
• Training In Trades
• College & Universities
• Career Related Services

BC Housing

• Affordable Housing
• Rental Assistance
• Process Landlords/Tenancy Act

Child care subsidy

• Application / Renewals
• Day Care Resource Center
• Trainings And Certification

India, Pakistan and Afghanistan counselor services

• Passports/renewals
• Visa/extensions
• Birth registration
• Life Certificates

PICS is also pleased to bring you an additional service of having Service Canada representatives in their offices. These representatives would be happy to answer your questions or assist you with forms. Please call PICS Surrey office for a schedule of their visits, at 604.596.7722.

PICS has several offices in Surrey and Vancouver. We are always looking for ways to increase services and bring them to convenient locations for our clients. Currently BC Commissionaires is offering finger printing service and criminal record checks from our Head Office in Surrey.

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