COMMUNITY RESOURCES

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.

Citizen Information for New Westminster Handout of information relevant to New Westminster

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

Top Resources
  • English Language Learning: List of English Language learning classes offered in New Westminster
  • Rocket Languages: Language learning program that lets you learn Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, English, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and Sign Language. Modules can be downloaded and played on your MP3 player. [Login Requirements: create an account with your library card, and then login with email and password.
ESL Resources
Foreign Credentials & Employment

2021 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 askus@nwpl.ca.

Top Resources
  • Job Freeway: This product is the online version of the Job White Pages. During the Covid-19 Pandemic this product is available from home.
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.
  • Duhaime’s Law Dictionary: A plain-language dictionary by a Victoria, BC lawyer.
  • 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.
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