We provide services in over 20 languages and settlement workers often have experience as immigrants or refugees themselves who understand the difficulties of adapting to a new country and accessing services.
Settlement workers facilitate the adaptation process for immigrants and refugees by providing:
- Supported referrals
- Education workshops
- Short-term adaptation counselling
- Information about societies in British Columbia
- Guidance & support on personal and family adjustment issues
- Connections to the broader community
People We Help
- Permanent residents of Canada
- Individuals allowed to remain in Canada and to whom Citizenship & Immigration Canada intends to grant permanent resident status
- Refugee claimants/Refugees
- International students
- Temporary foreign workers
- Provincial nominees
- Naturalized Canadian citizens
To Access Settlement Services
- Please call to make an appointment with a settlement worker
- We also accept walk-ins if there is a staff member available
Priority is given to recently arrived newcomers, however, eligible recipients may qualify regardless of how long they have been in Canada or whether they have acquired Canadian citizenship.
“Settlement services are very good, every employee is so helpful.”
“They help a lot of people. I encourage my family, relative and friends to come to the program. Please keep helping people, it is easier when someone that speaks your own language helps you!”
Did You Know?
Archway has provided services for newcomers for almost 50 years.
Services are Provided in the Following Languages
- French (through interpreters)
- French (though interpreters)
Monday – Friday
Archway Community Services
2420 Montrose Avenue
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3S9
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