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Squamish Welcome Centre

About Us.

The Squamish Welcome Centre is located in downtown Squamish, on the unceded traditional territory of the Skwxwu7mesh Nation.

We seek to provide a welcoming place for immigrants and newcomers, support them in their transition by providing access to services and resources, and serve as a bridge connecting them to the community.

Newcomer Services can also be found here through a partnership with the Whistler Multicultural Society and Capilano University.

What We Do.

Check out our Programs, Events, and Settlement Services. Or, get involved as a volunteer!

Our Mission.

“We help immigrants, refugees, and newcomers of all types while building a stronger and healthier community.”

Squamish Newcomer Services.

What Squamish Newcomer Services offers:

Squamish Newcomer Services is a partner organization to the Squamish Welcome Centre. They provide confidential services to you that are professional and friendly. Services are available in English, Arabic, Spanish, and Punjabi and can connect you to services in other languages as needed.

SNS provides information, guidance, referrals, and support on: Immigration, citizenship, applying for or extending work permits, employment, housing, and more.

Note: While the main focus is immigrants and newcomers, many services are open to everyone.

Who is eligible:

Family Class Permanent Residents (spouses, dependent children, relatives)

Economic Class Permanent Residents (Federal Skilled Workers, Skilled Traders, Entrepreneurs, Self-Employed, Live-In Caregivers, Canadian Experience, and Provincial Nominees)

Refugees (federally selected)

Temporary Residents (Temporary Foreign Workers, Refugee Claimants, and International Students).

Hours of Operation

Mon-Thur : 10am-4pm 
Closed from Friday to Sunday

Contact Us

Squamish Welcome Centre
Phone: (604) 815-4142

Squamish Newcomer Services
Phone: (604) 567-2222


Free Services

Nearly all of the programs and services offered through the Squamish Welcome Centre are free.