Online Resources for Newcomers

If you are settling in Prince Rupert, you will want to check out our Questions and Answers for New-Immigrants Guide. It has all the information you need to settle in the city.

The Prince Rupert Newcomers Guide is created by the Government of BC

Below are links to local, regional, provincial and national web sites of interest.


Prince Rupert

City of Prince Rupert

About Prince Rupert

Community Resources Directory

Emergency Social Services Information

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

North Coast Regional District


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

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

Career Trek

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

Government of B.C., Hiring Foreign Workers,



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

Do you have acceptable documents for the citizenship language requirement?



Service Canada

Prince Rupert Service Canada Centre

Newcomers to Canada

Online Services and Forms

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


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 – Available in 8 languages

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

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



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

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 – Employment Guides

Job Search –Prince Rupert Job Board

Employer Websites


Training Training Centre

Job Search Workshops – WorkBC

ESL for Professionals – Language Coaching



Housing for Newcomers

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

News in review

Free English Teaching and Learning Resources

Phonetics – The Sounds of English (for pronunciation)

Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus 

University of Ottawa Writing Centre

Language Portal of Canada – Writing Tools

Collection of Canadian Language Rescources


Here is a selection of English language learning resources online for newcomers.

There is a great collection of self-study materials to help with prep for the IELTS exam; in addition, the Cambridge assessment provides a number of free assessments to give you an idea of your language level for business, academic, or life.

Practice Tests – IELTS Sample Test Materials | Canada

Cambridge Assessment – General English

Online English level test | British Council

CLB-OSA: Home Page

Online Canadian Citizenship Quiz –

Business Resources for Newcomers – NewToBC