Newcomers

At the Library

ESL Books & DVDs

Books and DVDs for English language learners.

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Library Resources For Newcomers

Learn more about library resources for newcomers.

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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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Newcomer Programs & Events

Find programs and events for newcomers at the library.

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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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Resources

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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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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Minoru Centre for Active Living

The Centre includes a swimming pool, fitness centre and Seniors Centre

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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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Public Transportation

Translink is the public transportation system of Metro Vancouver.

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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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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