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Learn more about living, working, and studying in BC. We’ve compiled the tools and resources you’ll need to feel like a local in no time.

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Living in BC

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Welcome BC

Navigate your journey to a new life in Canada.

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Newcomers Guide

Guide to resources and services for newcomers to BC.

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QMunity Support Groups

Support groups for various members of the LGBTQIA+ community.


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Education Planner BC

Search and apply for study programs in BC.

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BC Post-Secondary Institutions

Browse Post-Secondary Institutions across British Columbia.

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Apply for a study permit

Learn how to apply for a Canadian study permit.

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Extend your study permit

Learn how to extend your stay in Canada.

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BC Scholarships

Discover a variety of scholarships open to post-secondary students.

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BC Transfer Guide

Discover your school transfer options here in BC.


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BC Medical Services Plan

Learn how to apply and what’s covered.

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BC PharmaCare

Get support to pay for many prescription drugs.

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Find a walk-in clinic in your community.

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Health Connect Registry

Find a family doctor or nurse practitioner.

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QMunity Counselling

Low-cost counselling for members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

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LGBTQIA+ Liaison Nurse

Nurse services for members of the LGBTQIA+ community (Island Health only).

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HIM Health Service

Health support for GBQ men and gender diverse people in the Lower Mainland.


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Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

Learn more about fraud, and how to report it.

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Report an Incident of Fraud

Learn about what to do if you’re a victim of fraud.


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Cost of Living Calculator

Calculate what you need to live in BC.

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Renting it Right

An online course explaining your rights as a tenant and how to find housing.

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Tenant Survival Guide

Learn how to survive as a tenant in BC’s challenging housing market.

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Rental Platforms

Student-friendly rental websites to help you find housing.


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Apply for your Social Insurance Number (SIN)

Get your SIN so you can legally work in BC.

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Work in Canada

Find out more about working on-campus, off-campus, and after graduation.

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Employment Standards

Standards for payment, compensation, and working conditions in most workplaces.

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Learn about your taxes

Develop an understanding of how the Canadian tax system works.

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Learn how to successfully navigate BC’s labour market.

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Career Trek

Find a new job.

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PRISM Employment Support Service

Employment services for members of the LGBTQIA+ community.