Our Services

We provide confidential services to you that are professional and friendly. Services are available in English and Punjabi. However, we can connect you to settlement services in other languages. We provide information, guidance, referrals, and support on the things below.

Immigration Information

  • Information regarding Permanent Residency
  • Citizenship
  • Citizenship and Immigration Center(CIC)
  • Applying or extending work permit
  • Pathways for Temporary Foreign Workers
  • Information on government websites

Housing

  • BC housing (Subsidized and low cost housing)
  • Rental assistance program
  • Tenancy rights

Employment

  • Social Insurance Number(SIN)
  • Assistance with job search
  • Online job application
  • Work BC employment services
  • Employment insurance/Maternity and Paternity leave
  • Informative Workshops on Workplace safety and rights
  • BC human rights coalition(Advise on work harrassment) and tribunal(Complains for work harrassment) 

Education

  • Preschool programs
  • Elementary, Secondary and Post Secondary Schooling
  • French programs
  • Independent Schools (Private Schools)
  • Continuing Education for Adults
  • International credential evaluation

Health

  • Registration for Medical Service Plan
  • Application for your BC service card
  • Monthly medical premiums, Premium assistance
  • The Interim Federal Health program(Refugees and refuge claimants)
  • Health link BC- to access non emergency health information and free advise in 130 languages
  • Finding doctors, Walk in clinics, Immunization
  • Pharmacare, Public Health units
  • Healthy kids program
  • Information sessions regarding Health topics

Language Support

  • English conversation circle
  • Tutoring
  • Book club
  • ISS of BC Squamish

Community participation & Cultural Sharing

  • Hotspot Community welcome center
  • Sea to sky community services
  • Brennan park recreational center
  • Squamish Library
  • Volunteering and Information session

Money, Tax and Benefits

  • GST/PST Credit
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Canada Child Benefit
  • Canada Learning Bond
  • Tax Cycle
  • Child Care Subsidy
  • Local Banks
  • Senior and Income supplement 
  • Old age security pension

Transportation

  • Driving license
  • BC ID 
  • BC Transit
  • Bus tickets
  • Concession fairs

Legal System

  • Police services
  • Court services
  • Family justice center
  • Victim link BC
  • Legal services society
  • Human Rights commission (For discrimination)

Daily Life

  • Shopping, Groceries store
  • Telephone, Internet
  • Hydro and Gas
  • Postal Services
  • Insurance

The New to BC website gives information about English language, settlement and job finding programs and services. You will also find tools and materials to teach and learn English, to learn more about your community and to understand life and work in BC. http://newtobc.ca/newcomer-resources/

Stay Connected

Hours of Operation

Computer Lab , Bookstore & Reuse I.T. Center

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm

Welcome Center & Settlement Service

Monday-Thursday : 10am-4pm
Friday-Sunday : Closed

  • Location & Contact

  • 38027 Cleveland Avenue
  • P.O Box 2676
  • Squamish BC, V8B 0B8
  • 604-815-4142​
  • hotspot@seatoskycommunity.org​