Newcomers

At the Library

Newcomer Programs & Events

Find programs and events for newcomers at the library.

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ESL Books & DVDs

Books and DVDs for English language learners.

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Online Practice: Citizenship Test

Prepare for the Canadian citizenship test with RPL’s Online Practice Citizenship Test.

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Job Search Guides

Full collection of RPL’s job search guides.

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Online Practice: BC Driving Test

This RPL practice test helps you prepare for the BC Learners license application’s written test.

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中文目錄 Chinese Catalogue

查詢中文圖書及DVD.

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Multilingual Collection

Books and DVDs in 11 languages including French, Spanish, Russian, Tagalog and others.

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Resources

Back in Motion

Offer specialized employment services to help newcomers reach their full employment potential

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BC Housing

BC Housing works in partnership to develop a range of housing options.

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Chimo Community Services

Offers free counselling and support groups for adults, youth, children and families.

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Family Services of Greater Vancouver

Offer programs and community connections for newcomer families in Richmond

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Immigrant Services Society of BC

ISSofBC provides free immigrant services including settlement support, employment programs, English classes, and more.

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Medical Services Plan

Medical Services Plan (MSP) covers the cost of medically-necessary insured doctor services.

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MOSAIC

A variety of settlement services to support permanent residents, international students, migrant workers, and refugees

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Newcomers’ Guide

The British Columbia Newcomers’ Guide to Resources and Services has information to help you in your first few months living here.

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NewtoBC

NewToBC helps to connect newcomers with services in their community

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Richmond Family Place

Committed to removing barriers for families accessing early childhood development programs. Host an early years refugee program

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Richmond School District 38

The Richmond School District manages the public school system.

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RMCS

Richmond Multicultural Community Services (RMCS) provides services for newcomers to live meaningfully in Richmond.

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S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Programs and services for individuals and families who are preparing for Canada, temporary residents, permanent residents, or who are already Canadian citizens.

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Touchstone Family Association

Provide support and outreach to newcomers through parenting and family programs

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WorkBC

WorkBC helps people find jobs and explore career options.

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Staff Picks

The Arrangement

Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman

Greenwood

Anxious People

Was the Cat in the Hat Black?

Songs for the End of the World

Newcomers' Stories

Ghost Forest

Fung, Pik-Shuen

How to Pronounce Knife

Thammavongsa, Souvankham

Translated From the Gibberish

Irani, Anosh

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Thúy, Kim

Immigrant City

Bezmozgis, David

Toward the North

Newcomers' ESL Resources

English Made Easy

Crichton, Jonathan

Easy English Step-by-step for ESL Learners

Pelletier, Danielle

Barron's IELTS Essential Words

Lougheed, Lin

Listening for IELTS

Aish, Fiona

Intermediate English Grammar for ESL Learners

Torres-Gouzerh, Robin

Basic English

Lachance, Julie