In this section, you will find resources that are available for newcomers in the local community.
Child Care Options Resource & Referral Program has been in operation since 1990. Our purpose is to make quality child care more accessible to families in the communities of Delta, Surrey and White Rock. Child Care Options assists parents in finding child care for children newborn to 12 years of age and supports child care providers in their work towards “quality child care.”
Located at: 100 – 6846 King George Blvd. Surrey, BC V3W 4Z9
Phone: (604) 572-8032
The Delta Chamber of Commerce is a member-based organization of business and professional people whose goals are to promote their commercial interests, build a healthy economy and improve the quality of life in their community, region, province, territory or country. Its mission is to promote growth and prosperity; provide networking opportunities for Chamber members to generate mutual benefits; and advocate for the interests of the Delta business community with all levels of government.
Located at: 6201 60th Avenue, Delta, BC V4K 4E2
The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce is a membership-driven organization comprised of businesses, community organizations and professional individuals. Working in partnership with the local business community, its mission is to be the voice of business in Langley by promoting and improving trade and commerce, and the economic, civic and social welfare of the District, Langley City, Langley Township and the community-at-large.
Located at: Unit #207 – 8047 199 Street, Langley BC V2Y 0E2
Established by the government of British Columbia in 1981, Kwantlen, now Kwantlen Polytechnic University, has four campuses located in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia. KPU offers bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations in more than 120 programs. Almost 20,000 students annually attend courses at KPU campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Langley and Cloverdale.
Surrey Campus located at: 12666 72 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3W 2M8
The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program provides training and support to Canadian refugee sponsorship groups, Sponsorship Agreement Holders and sponsored refugees.
British Columbia Trainer:
c/o MOSAIC Head Office, 5575 Boundary Road, Vancouver, BC V5R 2P9
The Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre is an online and in-person resource centre that helps newcomers to Canada find the information they need to get a job, explore careers or start a business. All of our services and resources are free. The information Guides and our staff can help you find the information you need to start working in British Columbia. It can also recommend government agencies, professional associations and other organizations that may help with job search, resume writing or assessing credentials.
Located at: Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Established in 2002, Simon Fraser University’s Surrey Campus is one of three Simon Fraser University (SFU) campuses. SFU Surrey offers hundreds of courses in Applied Sciences, Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Art, Technology, Education, Environment, Health Sciences, Mathematics and Science, as well as credit and non-credit courses and programs in Continuing Education.
Located at: 250-13450 102nd Avenue, Surrey, B.C. Canada V3T 0A3
The Surrey Board of Trade provides businesses and organizations with economic opportunity, workplace development and education, international trade, government advocacy and business connections. It believes that transportation and education are the two economic foundations of building the city.
Located at: 101-14439 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3R 1M1
Phone: 604.581.7130 | Fax: 604.588.7549 | Toll Free: 1.866.848.7130
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Surrey Language Assessment Centre is the access point for Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC), free basic and intermediate English language instruction for adult newcomers to Canada. Must be age 17 or older, and must have one of these documents: Permanent Resident (PR) card; Confirmation of PR; Record of Landing; Notice of Decision from the Refugee Protection Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board; or a Letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) giving approval to remain in Canada while PR is being finalized. Assesses prospective students for eligibility and training level using the Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLPBT), then gives referrals to an appropriate LINC school. Serves Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, North Delta, Surrey and White Rock.
Located at: 202-7337 137th Street, Surrey, BC V3W 1A4
Phone: 604-507-4150 | Fax: 604-507-4155
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Surrey Libraries offer many resources for newcomers to the City. There are books in many different languages, ESL Conversation programs, ESL Book Club, information about English language proficiency testing and free internet access. Find out more about these programs and services. There are nine library branches in the City of Surrey.
Formed in 2012 to promote the implementation of the Surrey Poverty Reduction Plan, THIS is how we end poverty in Surrey, the Coalition works to mobilize and inspire government, private sector, non-profit sector and the entire community to take actions to reduce poverty, as well as to promote, implement and measure the outcomes or achievements of implementing the Plan.
The Surrey School District English Language Learner Welcome Centre helps to welcome English Language Learner (ELL) students and their families and ease their integration into the Surrey school system and community.
Located at: 12772 88th Avenue, Surrey, BC V3W 3J9
Phone: 604-596-8218 | Fax: 604-596-5127
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 8:15 am to 3:30pm; Tuesday and Thursday 8:15 am to 7:15 pm; Friday 8:15 am to 2:45 pm
WorkBC is the provincial government’s access point to the world of work in British Columbia. It was created with one key goal—to help all British Columbians successfully navigate B.C.’s labour market. WorkBC helps people find jobs, explore career options and improve their skills. It also helps employers fill jobs, find the right talent and grow their businesses.
Located at: 14988 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3S 7S6
Hours: Monday to Friday: 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday to Sunday: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.