Online Resources for Newcomers

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PrinceRupert-Newcomers Guide

These links to online resources for new immigrants are compiled by staff at Immigrant & Settlement Services office. They provide newcomers a range of resources on local, regional, provincial and national web sites that have information for new immigrants.


Prince Rupert

City of Prince Rupert

Links to Local Service Organizations

Links to Local Community Groups

Links to Local Places of Worship

Prince Rupert Public Library

Regional Map for Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert – Discover Our Nature | Tourism Prince Rupert

North Coast Immigrant Multicultural Services Society

Rupert Reigns – Community Announcements

North Coast Review Community Blog

North Coast News Links

Prince Rupert – Local Attractions

Museum of Northern British Columbia

North Pacific Cannery

Hiking Trails and Parks

Overview of Trails in and around Prince Rupert

Pacific Mariners Park

Butze Rapids Trail

Metlakatla Wilderness Trail

Diana Lake Provincial Park

Sunken Gardens

Moresby Park

McClymont Park/Trail

British Columbia

Welcome BC

Planning to Work in BC? Workbook for Newcomers

Newcomers’ Guide | Welcome BC

Welcome BC – home

WelcomeBC – YouTube – What workers should know

Work BC

WorkBC – The Government of British Columbia’s source for labour market information

Careers – WorkBC

Build A Career

Career Trek

Government of B.C., Ministry of Labour, Employment Standards Branch, Government of B.C., Factsheet Index, Employment Standards in B.C.

Government of B.C., Labour and Citizens’ Services, Employment Standards Branch,


Citizenship and Immigration Canada

CIC Help Centre – Featured Topics

Application to Apply for a Work Permit – Student Guide

Foreign Credentials Referral Office

Application for a Permanent Resident Card (PR Card)

Online Language Assessment

Language Training – CIC video


Discover Canada – Citizenship preparation Guide and Resources

Home – Canadian Citizenship Virtual Resource Centre

Do you have acceptable documents for the citizenship language requirement?


Service Canada

Prince Rupert Service Canada Centre

Multi-Language Information

Newcomers to Canada

Online Services and Forms

Multi-Language Information

How do I apply for a SIN, replace my card or amend my SIN record (e.g., a name change)?

Industry Training Authority

Overview Industry Training Authority

Settlement Resources


Northern Health – Health Topics

HealthLink BC Translated Resources

Translated Versions of Canada’s Food Guide – Health Canada

Canadian Cancer Society

– Chinese publications

– French publications

– Punjabi publications


Makola Housing Society – Prince Rupert Rentals Office

Macro Properties – Prince Rupert

North Coast Transition Society – Emergency Shelter for Women

Housing for Newcomers

Renting your First Home in Canada – What Newcomers Need to Know

Buying Your First Home in Canada – What Newcomers Need to Know

The Guide helps you with important information about the different steps of the home-buying process. The Guide also reviews what you can afford, factors to consider when choosing the right home for you, making an offer on a house, financing your home, home inspections, and Closing Day.

The Guide offers an excellent overview of the terminology: pre-approvals, mortgage brokers, down payments, mortgage loan insurance, credit score, and credit history. The Guide also provides details about mortgages.


Drive BC – driving conditions, construction, delays

ICBC – getting a driver’s license; insurance, submitting claims (also available in Punjabi and Chinese)

Prince Rupert Transit System – schedules, maps, detours, rates

Prince Rupert Airport

Greyhound Bus Lines

Prince Rupert – Via Rail

Prince Rupert – BC Ferries

Legal Resources

Home | Small Claims BC

VictimsInfo an Online Resource for Victims & Witnesses of Crime

Court Information Program for Immigrants |

Clicklaw: Solve Problems

Resources |

Immigrant Legal Toolkit |

Multilingual Legal Publications | MOSAIC

Guide to the New BC Family Law Act: Legal aid BC

Government of B.C., Ministry of Labour, Employment Standards Branch, Government of B.C., Factsheet Index, Employment Standards in B.C.

Residential Tenancy Branch : Government of British Columbia

Labour Market Information

CICIC > Occupational profiles for selected trades and professions

Working in Canada – After you Arrive

Skilled Immigrant Infocentre – Questions and Answers

Welcome BC – Occupational Guides

Job Search –Prince Rupert Job Board

Employer Websites

Training Training Centre

Job Search Workshops – WorkBC

ESL for Professionals – Language Coaching


Housing for Newcomers

When I’m 64 – Housing – YouTube

What financial assistance is available for seniors?

ESL Language Learning Tools and Resources

Google Translator


Itools – Language Toolbox

Canadian Newcomer Magazine – Home

Canadian Immigrant Newsmagazine

The West Coast Reader

ESL News and CBC News – ESL Audio & Computer – Vancouver Community College

News in review

Free English Teaching and Learning Resources

Phonetics – The Sounds of English (for pronunciation)

Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus 

This site is an interactive Canadian site to help distinguish between vowel sounds and consonant sounds in English. Pressing a pronunciation button allows you to listen to the correct pronunciation of a word.

University of Ottawa Writing Centre

Language Portal of Canada – Writing Tools

Language Portal of Canada – ESL Tutorials