Living in Squamish

Checklist: Things to do when you arrive in Squamish

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Get information and support from a settlement services agency.

Squamish Immigrant Settlement Services: 38027 Cleveland Ave, Squamish, BC V8B 0B8.

Contact no: 604-567-2222

  • Apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN). You will need a SIN card in order to work in B.C.
    • Service Canada (Squamish): 1440 Winnipeg Street, Squamish
    • Contact no: 1800-0CANADA
  • Register for Child benefits
    • Service Canada (Squamish): 1440 Winnipeg Street, Squamish
    • Contact no: 1800-0CANADA
  • Register for the Medical Services Plan (MSP) so you can see a doctor or access other health care services.
    • Service BC (Squamish): 1360 Pemberton Ave
    • Contact no: 604-892-2400
  • Open a bank account and learn about Canadian financial system
    • TD bank, Scotia Bank, RBC, CIBC, BMO & Squamish Savings
  • Register your children for school or find someone who can look after them while you work or go to school.
  • Apply for a B.C. driver’s license or B.C. Identification (BCID) card.
    • ICBC Squamish: 1325 Pemberton Ave
    • Contact no: 604-892-8363
  • Make a Resume or CV and apply for jobs
    • Work BC- Training Innovations Squamish 302-37989 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish, BC V8B 0A8
    • Contact no: 604-815-4550
  • Participate in community sharing and learning Programs at different community and recreational centers
    • Hotspot Community Welcome Centre: 38027 Cleveland Ave, Squamish, BC V8B 0B8. Contact no: 604-815-4142
    • Sea to Sky Community Services: 38144 Second Ave, Squamish, BC, V8B0A7 Contact no: 604-892-5796
    • Brennan Park Recreational Centre: 1009 Centennial Way, Squamish, BC Contact no: 604-898-3604
  • Improve your language skills in English or French
    • Capilano University @ Hotspot Community Welcome Centre:38027 Cleveland Ave, Squamish, BC V8B 0B8. (ESL and Computer tutoring)
    • Contact no: 604-815-4142
    • ISS of BC Squamish: 38085 2 Ave, Squamish, BC V8B 0C3. Contact no: 604-567-4490