Visit the sections below for curated information and referral links that support New Westminster residents.

Still have questions? Contact us or visit us in person for more assistance.

Citizenship Counts: Includes online study guide, flashcards and practice quiz. Use this resource along with the one below here called “Citizen Information for New Westminster”.

Citizen Information for New Westminster: Handout of information relevant to New Westminster. Use the “Citizenship Counts” site for general study and this document for New Westminster specific information.

Discover Canada: Basic information for preparing for the Citizenship test; also available in MP3 format.

FOOD RESOURCES and SURVIVAL GUIDE: The Survival Guide provides information related to meeting basic needs, including emergency shelter, drop-in, food and health services. Regularly updated and maintained by the City of New Westminster.

Burnaby and New Westminster Community Resource Guide: Comprehensive guide of resources for Burnaby and New Westminster including but not limited to Families and Youth, Food, Housing, Seniors. Compiled yearly by Burnaby Community Services.

Map of New Westminster: Colourful map of New Westminster by Tourism New Westminster. The map has not been updated for some time and some locations in the legend no longer exist however it provides a good overview of the neighbourhoods and key locations in New Westminster.

Top Resources
  • English Language Learning: List of English Language learning classes offered in New Westminster
  • Mango Languages: Language learning resource that helps you learn more than 70 world languages. Can be used as guest login but must create an account if you want your progress to be saved. 
ESL Resources
Foreign Credentials & Employment

2024 Community Income Tax Clinics for New Westminster

If you know of any other agencies or organizations that are able to assist with the filing of taxes for low-income individuals or families, please email us at

Top Resources
  • Job Bank Canada: Job posting site by the Government of Canada. Regularly updated with positions across Canada.
  • Civic Info BC: BC Municipal job postings.
  • Civic Jobs: Municipal job postings from across Canada.
  • Partnership Jobs: Library and information professional specific postings from across Canada.
  • WorkBC Job Board: Comprehensive job board created by WorkBC for postings across BC.
Labour Market Information
Legal Reference & Educational Resources
  • Clicklaw: Understand how the legal system in BC works, and find answers to common legal questions as well as referrals to legal help and lawyers.
  • Clicklaw Wikibooks: A selection of legal publications that can be read online or downloaded as PDF or EPUB: JP Boyd on Family Law, Legal Help for British Columbians, Consumer Law Wikibook, A Death in Your Family, Tenant Survival Guide, etc.
  • BC Laws: A searchable database for BC Bills, Statutes, Regulations, Debates, and Gazettes.
  • Family Law in British Columbia: Includes self-help materials, family law by subject and advice on resolving family law problems.
  • Dial-a-Law: Practical information on BC law topics.
  • Law Student Legal Assistance (LSLAP) Manual: Comprised of approximately 1000 pages of legal information, divided into 23 chapters. The manual is easy-to-use and provides quick answers to many legal issues.
  • Legal Aid Immigration line: Refugee claimants and those facing immigration proceedings that may result in deportation may call 604-601-6076 or 1-888-601-6076 (no charge)
  • Legal Services Society: Provides informative, online LSS legal publications, legal aid details and the toll-free hotline Lawline, and LawLink which has links to current, relevant legal sites.
  • People’s Law School: Public legal education and information for the people of BC.
  • Vancouver Justice Access Centre: Useful site if you are representing yourself in court.
  • Seniors First: Includes free downloadable resources, information on Elder Law clinics, and how to contact the Seniors Advocacy and Information Line (SAIL).
Legal Services
Immigration Support
  • Legal Aid Immigration line: Refugee claimants and those facing immigration proceedings that may result in deportation may call 604-601-6076 or 1-888-601-6076 (no charge).
  • Canadian Immigrant: Newsfeed and publication, with links to current information, advice, stories, trends, and guides.
  • Welcome to Canada: Information for newcomers.
  • WelcomeBC: Welcome to British Columbia provides information about immigrating to British Columbia.
  • NewToBC: Supports the planning, development, promotion, and delivery of library-based and other settlement services for newcomer immigrants and refugees.
  • Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia: Provides a supportive environment for newcomers to Canada of all backgrounds and its goal is to meet their settlement, English language, and employment needs.
  • MOSAIC: A registered charity serving immigrant, newcomer and refugee communities in Greater Vancouver.
  • Pacific Immigrant Resources Society: A community-based, non-profit organization serving immigrant and refugee women and their young children since 1975.
General Support

City of New Westminster Volunteer Opportunities: Information page for volunteer positions offered by the City of New Westminster.

Community Volunteer Connections:  Search engine of volunteer positions compiled across many organizations throughout British Columbia.

Fraser Health Volunteer Opportunities: Find volunteer opportunities within Fraser Health locations.


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