Immigrant Services


Settlement & Integration Services | Central Okanagan Local Immigration Partnership | Employment Support | Refugee Response Team | Translation Services | Workshops & Training

Settlement & Integration Services

Settlement Workers will assist you to identify and assess your needs and barriers and provide you with information, options and referrals to relevant services and resources within the community.

Volunteer Friendship For Newcomers: is designed to match adult community residents with newcomers, helping them to learn how to live in Canada, integrate to the community and provide an opportunity to practice English.

Youth Peer Support: will provide support and friendship for immigrant youth and offer opportunities to integrate the community.

Employment Mentors: will offer informal advice, connections, moral support and network opportunities to internationally trained professionals.

Seniors Outreach: will provide social and learning opportunities for immigrant seniors in conjunction with non-immigrant seniors aged 55 years or older.

Central Okanagan Local Immigration Partnership

The Central Okanagan LIP is driven by a Council of community stakeholders whose aims are to support newcomer settlement and integration through local community engagement and collaboration.

Employment Support

Our specialist provides employment support and assists with job search, resume/cover letter preparation, and interviewing skills.

Refugee Response Team

Taaloo Zorouna, Arabic for “Come Visit With Us”, is a series of short video interviews with Syrian Refugees who have come to the Thompson Okanagan in the past year. It reflects the importance of being social to Syrians, and acts as an invitation to get to know our new neighbours.

Translation Services

Providing participants with the high quality interpretation and translation services in over 30 languages. We also arrange certified translation upon request.

Workshops & Training

Will provide an overview of BC Society, introduce newcomers to BC and community services, assist immigrants to obtain skills related to social connections, knowledge and life skills.
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