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, and serve as a bridge connecting them to the community.

Settlement Services can also be found here through a partnership with Capilano University, the IRCC, and BCSIS.

What We Do.

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

Our Mission.

“We help immigrants and newcomers transition to life in Canada while building a stronger and healthier community.”

Settlement Services for Newcomers.

What we offer:

We provide confidential services to you that are professional and friendly. Services are available in English, Arabic, and Punjabi and we connect you to settlement services in other languages.

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

Note: While our 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

Email: settlement@welcomesquamish.ca

Phone: (604) 567-2222

Free Services

Many of these services are government-sponsored and free of charge